UW–Madison’s Bolt and Gomez receive Outstanding Reviewers award from AERA

Two faculty members with UW–Madison’s School of Education have been selected as Outstanding Reviewers for 2022 by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). 

AERA is a national research society that strives to advance knowledge about education, encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public.


It is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation, and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

Daniel Bolt has been honored for his work on the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics and Mary Louise Gomez has been recognized for her efforts with the Educational Researcher. 

Bolt is the Nancy C. Hoefs–Bascom Professor of Educational Psychology and chair of the Department of Educational Psychology’s Quantitative Methods area. His research focuses on the theory and application of psychometric methods in education and psychology, as well as the application of latent variable models for purposes of test validation, assessment of individual differences, and the modeling of student growth.


Gomez is a professor of literacy studies and teacher education with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her research explores the lives of teachers from marginalized groups, classroom dynamics, and the use of technology in the classroom. She teaches courses to aspiring teachers concerning varying aspects of diversity.

This award recognizes individuals who rendered outstanding professional service to the journals, to AERA, and to education research. Each year, the editor(s) of AERA journals may designate up to 10 individuals who have performed numerous high-quality manuscript reviews for the journal.

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