Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton and Educational Research Ph.D. students Kelsey H. Guy and April M. Jones have been awarded the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division D Early Career Faculty Grant. The project, “Constructing a qualitative survival guide: Supporting underrepresented doctoral students in qualitative research,” will focus on supporting and mentoring #UAQual doctoral students as they construct methodological identities and navigate marginalized identities in higher education. Funding will provide a range of materials to advance students’ understandings of and engagements with qualitative research, including books, technology, and software.

(l-r) Stephanie Anne Shelton is Assistant Professor of Qualitative Research, and both Kelsey H. Guy and April M. Jones are pursuing PhDs in Educational Research, with emphasis on qualitative methods, in the Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education.