CUEL is excited to announce that Jason Salisbury has been awarded the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division A (Administration) Emerging Scholar Award. The award is given by Division A in recognition of a pre-tenure scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of leadership, administration, or organizational theory. Salisbury is one of two recipients for this year’s national award.

Salisbury’s research focuses on three interrelated topics. First, his research examines how principals create opportunities for youth of color to engage in transformative leadership in their schools. Second, his research explores how schools engage in equity-driven instructional leadership. And third, his work investigates why educational opportunity gaps for youth of color continue to exist and grow, even in schools with espoused equity agendas. Broadly, his research has impacted educational scholarship by offering nuanced actions leaders can engage in to holistically move urban schools towards more racially-just ends.

Dr. Salisbury has published in journals such as American Journal of Education, Urban Education, Teachers College Record, Leadership and Policy in Schools, Journal of Research of Leadership Education, the Journal of School Leadership and the Journal of Students Placed at Risk. You can access some of Salisbury’s recent work on the CUEL homepage in the “Research Spotlight” section.