Alisa Belzer, Editor of ProLiteracy Research Briefs, Honored by AAACE
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on October 08, 2021 in categoryNews

Alisa Belzer, Ph.D., is widely known throughout the adult literacy and education field as one of the top researchers focusing on the study of policy, professional development, and learner experience. Since 2018, she has been the co-editor of ProLiteracy’s peer-reviewed research journal Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. 

At the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Conference this week, Belzer will be presented with an award to recognize her work as editor of ProLiteracy’s research briefs, which benefit the field of adult literacy. AAACE’s Commission for Adult Education and Literacy’s Research to Practice Award recognizes a researcher who has bridged the gap between academic research and practitioner.  

Belzer, a professor at Rutgers University, began as an adult literacy practitioner. This experience sparked her interest to begin conducting research to gain a complete understanding of every aspect of adult education as a way to improve the quality of education. 

This recognition is a testament to the high standards of work Belzer is committed to producing. She was nominated for the award by Amy Pickard, a fellow researcher and author of the ProLiteracy research brief Perspectives on Persistence: A Review of the Research. 

Read our collection of research briefs edited by Belzer at 



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