American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Educational Research Association

  • Exemplary Contributions to Practice-Engaged Research Award, 2021 Learn more
  • Division K Innovations in Research on Equity and Social Justice in Teacher Education Award, 2019
  • AERA Fellow, 2009
  • Distinguished Career Contribution Award from the Committee for Scholars of Color in Education, 2003

Korean-American Educational Researchers Association

  • Inaugural Distinguished Researcher Award, 2019 

Michigan State University

  • Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree recipient, 2022
  • Keynote speaker at Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony, 2022 Learn more

National Academy of Education

National Association for Research in Science Teaching

  • Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award, 2023 Learn more

National Science Teaching Association

  • NSTA Distinguished Service to Science Education Award, 2020 Learn more


American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Chair, Section Q Education Steering Group

American Educational Research Association

  • Fellows Committee
  • Member-at-Large, Washington, D.C.

Center for Applied Linguistics

  • Board of Trustees, Washington, D.C.

National Academy of Education

  • Selection Committee, NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

National Association for Research in Science Teaching

  • Distinguished Contribution to Science Education Research Award committee

National Science Foundation

  • Chair, Committee of Visitors to review the portfolio of the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
  • Search Advisory Committee for the Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources
  • Advisory Committee for the Directorate of Education and Human Resources

New York State Boards of Cooperative Education Services

  • Conference Planning Committee, Albany

New York State Education Department

  • Science Content Advisory Panel, Albany