July 25, 2012 — In recognition of his professional stature, teaching, research and service, James H. Wyckoff has received the 2012 Outstanding Curry Professor Award from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education Foundation.
Wyckoff is a professor of education policy in the Curry School and director of the Center on Education Policy and Workforce Development.
He came to the Curry School in 2008 from the University at Albany in New York, where he had established a national reputation for his work in education policy. His research focuses on policies regarding teacher preparation, recruitment and retention on the quality of the teaching workforce and outcomes for students. His papers on the teacher labor market have become some of the most influential in the field.
Wyckoff has been president of the American Education Finance Association and has served on a variety of advisory boards for education policymakers. He serves on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs, directs the Education Finance Research Consortium, serves on the Policy Council for the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management and the editorial boards of Education Finance and Policy and the Economics of Education Review. He is also a member of the scientific review panel of the U.S. Department of Education.
In addition to his prolific scholarship, Wyckoff is known around the Curry School as a dedicated and productive colleague who addresses teaching, student welfare, career development activities and leadership with a remarkable energy, humility and community-minded spirit.
He received a bachelor of arts degree from Denison University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Wyckoff will receive his award at a Curry School of Education dinner on Oct. 25