Outstanding Book Award

Call for Submissions:

​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 2021 are eligible for consideration for the 2022 prize.

Criteria used to evaluate the books include:

  • Originality of the study;
  • Thoroughness of the research/scholarship;
  • Contributions to the field;
  • Stylistic fluidity and narrative quality; 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 committee will also accept e-books to accommodate authors and presses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 May 16, 2022.

2022 Committee Members

Richard Benson (chair)


Education Department, Spelman College

350 Spelman Lane, SW – Box 63

Atlanta, GA  30314


Lucy E. Bailey, PhD


215 Willard Hall

Stillwater, OK 74074


Deirdre Dougherty


2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401


Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz


Education Room 200

231 Centennial Drive Stop 7189

Grand Forks, ND 58202-7189


Tondra Loder-Jackson


EEC 306-C

The University of Alabama at Birmingham 

1720 2ND AVE S

Birmingham, AL 35294-4460