Outstanding Book Award

This award recognizes the most outstanding book on the history of education published during the previous year. This includes work on schooling as well as educational institutions and processes more broadly, concerning the U.S. and/or other locations. Only books copyrighted in 2018 are eligible for consideration for the 2019 prize..

Criteria used to evaluate the books include:

  • Originality of the study;
  • Thoroughness of the research/scholarship;
  • Contributions to the field;
  • Stylistic fluidity and beauty; and
  • Potential for lasting impact on the history of education.

Please ask your publisher to nominate and send your book to the committee for consideration. The deadline for this award is June 15th. In order to be considered, review copies of your book must be received by all members of the committee at the addresses listed below no later than June 15th, 2019.

2019 Committee Members


Sonya Ramsey

6208 Creek Breeze Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

Milton Gaither

2191 Bradford Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Mario Rios Perez

Cultural Foundations of Education
350 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244

Jon Hale

University of South Carolina, Department of Educational Studies
820 Main St, Wardlaw 254
Columbia, SC 29208