George L. Wimberly, American Educational Research Association


George L. Wimberly

American Educational Research Association

George L. Wimberly is the Director of Professional Development and Diversity Officer at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He is the editor and a contributing author of LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda, a volume that addresses salient and emerging research concerns around sexual identity, behavior, and experiences among students, teachers, families, and others in the school context. As an expert in science education policy and research development, he evaluates and implements programs to enrich research skills, expand knowledge, and build research capacity among graduate students and early career scholars. He serves as the Co-principal investigator on the National Science Foundation funded project, Advancing Knowledge and Building the Research Infrastructure in Education and STEM Learning. Dr. Wimberly earned his A.M. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago where his research focused on African American students’ educational attainment.