NRF awards top echelon “A” rating to UJ’s Prof Anthony Onwuegbuzie

The National Research Foundation (NRF) recently awarded a top echelon “A” rating to the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Prof Anthony Onwuegbuzie, bringing the total number of A-rated researchers to nine at UJ.

Prof Anthony Onwuegbuzie is a Distinguished Visiting at the Faculty of Education at UJ and a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University. At Sam Houston State University, he teaches doctoral-level courses in qualitative research, quantitative research, and mixed research, including programme evaluation, as well as teacher education courses and educational psychology courses.

His research areas primarily involve social and behavioral science topics, including disadvantaged and under-served populations such as minorities, children living in war zones, students with special needs, and juvenile delinquents. Also, he has conducted numerous research studies on factors that predict educational achievement at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Prof Onwuegbuzie writes extensively on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodological topics applicable to multiple disciplines within the field of the social and behavioral sciences.

He secured the publication of more than 450 works, including more than 300 journal articles, 50 book chapters, and 5 books. His articles have been published in prestigious journals such as The Lancet, Educational Researcher, American Educational Research Journal, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Educational Administration Quarterly, and Educational and Psychological Measurement.

Most recently, he has been invited to deliver a lecture for the Edgar W. Couper Lecture Series in May 2018. Eminent scholars who have delivered addresses for this series include: in 2016, David C. Berliner (Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Education at Arizona State University); in 2015, Jonathan Zimmerman (2015); Christine E. Sleeter (2014); Maris Vinovskis (2012); Russell Skiba (2011); Daniel T. Willingham (2010); William J. Reese (2009); James A. Banks (2008); Lee Galda (2007); Lisa D. Delpit (2005); Andy Hargreaves (2004); Michelle Fine (2003); Margaret D. LeCompte (2002); Carl Glickman (2001); James Paul Gee (2000); Nel Noddings (1999); Gloria Ladson-Billings (1998); Yvonna S. Lincoln (1997); Ann Lieberman (1996); Maxine Greene (1995); Michael W. Apple (1994); and Vera John-Steiner (1993).

He is currently a co-editor of Research in the Schools, a nationally/internationally refereed journal, wherein he recently co-edited, with Dr Burke Johnson from the University of South Alabama, a special issue on mixed methods.

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