Associate Professor Dr. Alan Reid Wins NAAEE Award: Outstanding Contributions to Research in EE




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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, October 18, 2015 — Alan Reid, an associate professor of education at Monash University (, was recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), a leader in environmental education, as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, Reid received the award for Outstanding Contributions to Research in EE.

Reid, who is active in a range of environmental education research activities and networks across Europe, North America and Australasia, focuses on teachers’ thinking and practice in environmental education in tandem with traditions, capacities, and issues in environmental education theory, research, and practice. Reid encourages his research students to consider what is necessary and sufficient as environmental education research, including who claims the power to direct and shape debates about the impacts and standards of effective environmental education.

“For more than four decades, NAAEE has promoted excellence and impact in environmental education thanks to the tireless efforts of our members, supporters, and affiliate organizations,” said Judy Braus, Executive Director. “Our award winners represent bright spots across North America that show progress in our field across multiple disciplines and approaches, from teaching and community engagement to research and environmental justice.” 

This year, 11 award recipients — an impressive slate of individuals and organizations from North America —were selected across 11 categories. For more information about the 2015 NAAEE Awards including eligibility requirements and a full list of winners, visit