Jennifer Karnopp has won the Educational Change Special Interest Group Graduate Student Research Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Karnopp earned her Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education with a specialization in Educational Policy Studies and concentration in K-12 Leadership. She said she was elated and humbled to win this award, having admired the work of those in the Educational Change special interest group (SIG) for years.
Karnopp’s dissertation was an exploratory mixed-methods study that examined educator knowledge-building about teaching practices related to the implementation of a new initiative in an under-resourced, rural district. Her research seeks to understand how educators navigate change implementation within their localized school contexts.