The Christine A. Stanley Award for Diversity and Inclusion Research in Educational Development seeks to honor individuals who, like Dr. Christine Stanley (former POD Network president, 2000–2001, chair of the Diversity Committee from 1993–1999, and currently professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University), have demonstrated unequivocal commitment to advancing research on diversity and inclusion issues in educational development.

2022 Recipients

Jamie Gomez and Vanessa Svihla “Rurality as an Asset for Inclusive Teaching in Chemical Engineering”: Graduate Education Faculty and the Navigation of Difficult Discourses on Race. Chemical Engineering Education, Volume 52 Number 2, Page(s): 99-106, Spring 2018

2019 Recipients

Kayon Murray-Johnson and Jovita M. Ross-Gordon “Everything is about Balance”: Graduate Education Faculty and the Navigation of Difficult Discourses on Race. Adult Education Quarterly Volume 68 Issue 2, Page(s): 137-156.

2018 Recipients

Jamie Gomez and Vanessa Svihla (2018), Rurality as an Asset for Inclusive Teaching in Chemical Engineering. Chemical Engineering Education, v52 n2 p99-106 Spr 2018

2017 Recipients

Lindsay Bernhagen & Emily Gravett
Bernhagen, L. and Gravett, E. (2017), Educational Development as Pink Collar Labor: Implications and Recommendations. To Improve the Academy, 36: 9–19. doi:10.1002/tia2.20053

Nanda Dimitrov & Aisha Haque
Dimitrov, N. & Haque, A. (2016). Intercultural Teaching Competence in the Disciplines.  In Pérez, G. M. G. & Rojas-Primus, C. (Eds.) Promoting Intercultural Communication Competencies in Higher Education. (pp. 89–119). IGI Global: Hershey, PA.

The purpose of this award is three-fold:

  • To raise the awareness of and advance theory about diversity- and inclusion-related issues in educational development [1]
  • To contribute to increased understanding of best practices on diversity- and inclusion-related issues in educational development
  • To recognize how POD’s values of diversity and inclusion are reflected in the everyday practice of educational development

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

All applications are welcome; applicants must become POD Network members upon receiving the award, if not members upon application.
Applicants must submit their full manuscript that is accepted by or published in a peer-reviewed platform, in the field of educational development, within the last 18 months.
The manuscript must:

  • show an awareness of both educational development scholarship and relevant scholarship on diversity, and inclusion;
  • reflect relevant POD values (e.g., collegiality, inclusion, diverse perspectives, advocacy and social justice, distributed leadership, innovation, evidence-based practices, respect/ethical practices); and
  • have a central argument about diversity and inclusion through educational development (whether that be among faculty, students, or educational developers) or engage contemporary scholarship on diversity and inclusion in educational development or in teaching and learning.

Awards will be given to manuscripts that reflect original research. Research may be quantitative or qualitative, and may be based on experimental studies, participant observation, practitioner research or other methodologies that lead to systematic investigation and evidence-based conclusions. The number of awards (up to three per year) will be determined based on the quality of submissions.

Application, Nomination, & Submission Process

Applicants will submit a complete, article-length manuscript through the Stanley Award’s online application. Submissions will be reviewed and scored by a selected committee.

Nominations may also be submitted through the Stanley Award’s online application. Nominees will be contacted and invited to complete the application process.

Applicants for the Stanley Award should submit all materials by September 15.

The awardee(s) will be announced at the annual meeting of the POD Network. There is no monetary value associated with the Christine Stanley Award for Research in Diversity and Educational Research.

To access the Stanley Award online application or to nominate an article, Stanley Award Online Application. Information needed to submit a nomination includes:

  • Article title
  • Article publication information
  • Author(s)

Information needed to complete the online application includes:

  • Contact information
  • POD Network membership information for all authors
  • Complete article manuscript (Book-length manuscripts are not accepted)
  • Article publication information

Should you have any questions please contact Sha-shonda Porter at [email protected]

[1] Examples of diversity- and inclusion-related issues in educational development may include: access to greater numbers of international students and supporting students/staff/faculty of color in higher education, students living through economic downturns amidst rising educational costs, accessibility and support for students with disabilities on campus and accessible instructional design, technology in relation to affordability and accessibility of higher education, public demand for internationalized curricula that better reflect global higher education, increased visibility of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff in higher education, institutional, national, and/or international models for successful diversity- and inclusion-related educational development work.