Mar 24 2015
By Kathryn Lopez
Topics Education, Labor
Source Woodrow Wilson School
Marta Tienda, the Maurice P. During Professor of Demographic Studies and professor of sociology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been elected to the National Academy of Education for her outstanding scholarship related to education.
Also the director of the Program in Latino Studies, Tienda has focused her research on the demography of racial and ethnic inequality, social policy and international migration. Her most recent completed study is a decade-long analysis of equity and access to higher education.
The National Academy of Education supports distinguished education research and its use in public policy. Members and other sponsored experts conduct studies concerning urgent education issues.
Tienda also serves on the White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and is an independent trustee of the Teachers Insurance Annuity Association (TIAA), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland.
For more information on the National Academy of Education, click here.