Dr. Catherine D. Ennis (School of Health and Human Sciences) has been named an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow. The honor recognizes Ennis’ substantial achievements in research. Over the course of her career, Ennis has focused her work on curriculum theory and development in the field of public education, with specific emphasis on urban classroom settings. Most recently, Ennis was awarded a five year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create and test a new curriculum designed to increase middle school-age students’ knowledge of healthful living, health education, science education and information and technology. Ennis will be formally inducted as an AERA Fellow at the organization’s 2012 annual meeting this April in Vancouver, Canada.