School of Education’s Posey-Maddox, Shaffer awarded WARF fellowships

The School of Education’s Linn Posey-Maddox and David Williamson Shaffer are among 33 UW–Madison faculty who have been awarded fellowships from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for 2021-22.

Photo of Linn Posey-Maddox

Posey-Maddox, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, was awarded an H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship. This award recognizes faculty within their first six years from promotion to a tenured position. It is named in recognition of the late WARF trustees president H.I. Romnes and comes with $60,000 that may be spent over five years.

Posey-Maddox’s research and teaching focus on urban and suburban education, education and urban policy, and family-school relationships. She is the author of “When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education.”

David Williamson Shaffer

Shaffer, the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences in the Department of Educational Psychology and a data philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, received a Kellett Mid-Career Award, which supports those who are seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position.

The award was created to provide support and encouragement to faculty at a critical stage of their careers. The honor, named for the late William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and president of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, comes with $75,000 that may be spent over five years.

Shaffer studies the unification of qualitative and quantitative research methods. He is the faculty director of UW’s Masters in Learning Analytics program, a former Marie Curie Fellow, and a founding member of the International Society for Quantitative Ethnography.

Learn more about all of WARF’s 2021-22 fellowship honorees.

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