Janelle Scott, professor and the Birgeneau Distinguished Chair in Educational Disparities at the University of California, Berkeley, in the School of Education, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Scott joins the AERA Council in 2023–2024 as president-elect. Her presidency begins at the conclusion of the association’s 2024 Annual Meeting.
Scott served as the 2019–2022 AERA Division L Vice President and as an AERA Council and Executive Board member. She is an AERA Fellow and received the AERA Committee on Scholars of Color Distinguished Scholar Award in 2014. Scott was one of two program chairs for the association’s 2019 Annual Meeting. She has been an active member of AERA Divisions L (Educational Policy and Politics), A (Administration, Organization, and Leadership), and G (Social Context of Education), as well as of several AERA special interest groups.