The School of Education’s David Williamson Shaffer is one of 33 UW–Madison faculty who have been awarded fellowships from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for 2021-22.
Shaffer, the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences in the Department of Educational Psychology and a data philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, received a Kellett Mid-Career Award, which supports those who are seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position.
The award was created to provide support and encouragement to faculty at a critical stage of their careers. The honor, named for the late William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and president of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, comes with $75,000 that may be spent over five years.
Shaffer studies the unification of qualitative and quantitative research methods. He is the faculty director of UW’s Masters in Learning Analytics program, a former Marie Curie Fellow, and a founding member of the International Society for Quantitative Ethnography.