- As members of the College of Education & Human Development, we demonstrate scholarship and research as a means to connect theory and practice.
- We seek opportunities to expand our knowledge and perspectives through student, faculty, and research exchanges that cross disciplinary, institutional, and geographical borders.
- We recognize scholarship and research activities that are relevant to the study of educational problems derived from the traditional, new or emerging epistemologies.
- We engage in quantitative methodologies with an emphasis on statistical analysis and measurement theory; and in qualitative methodologies with an emphasis on ethnography, narrative and auto ethnography.
Dr. Deron Boyles
School-corporate nexes, epistemology, pragmatism and the philosophy of John Dewey and critical theory.
Dr. Kristina Brezicha
Democratic education, diverse students’ feelings of belonging and citizenship education; teacher/leadership relationships; educational policy.
Dr. Kristen Buras
Critical theory, critical race theory, cultural studies, educational policy and reform in urban contexts, history, curriculum, educational movements on the left and right, education in the U.S. south and global south.
Dr. Patricia Carter
Multi-cultural education, social and cultural foundations of education, cultural studies in education, and gender politics and policy of education.
Dr. Bill Curlette
Meta-analysis, survey research, program evaluation, stress coping, and Adlerian psychology.
Dr. Jennifer Esposito
Urban education, popular culture, race, gender, class, and sexuality identity negotiation.
Dr. Kevin Fortner
Teacher effectiveness, research design and program evaluation.
Dr. Janice Fournillier
Teaching and learning in non-school contexts, scholarship of teaching and learning, teacher education and professional development, program evaluation using qualitative research methodologies, Qualitative research methodologies.
Dr. Sheryl Gowen
Program evaluation, survey research, and policy analysis.
Dr. James Kahrs
Leadership in instructional supervision, the cohort model of instruction, internships, principal induction and development.
Dr. Jodi Kaufmann
Narrative, auto-ethnography, the re-production of gender, the relation between theory and knowledge production.
Dr. Joyce King
The role of cultural knowledge, diaspora literacy and heritage knowledge in teaching and teacher preparation, Black teachers’ emancipatory pedagogy, curriculum change, black studies theorizing in education/Black education, and global education.
Dr. Richard Lakes
Educational policy, workforce development, critical pedagogy, and globalization.
Dr. Audrey Leroux
Quantitative research methods with a particular focus on evaluating extensions of multilevel models for complex hierarchical data structures and evaluating methods in computerized adaptive testing.
Dr. Hongli Li
Educational measurement and quantitative methods, cognitive diagnostic modeling, assessment of English language learners, and language assessment.
Dr. Gregory Middleton
Principal and school leadership team development; literacy achievement for all students, especially Black and Brown boys; social justice and equity for all students; social and emotional learning.
Dr. Sheryl Cowart Moss
Aesthetics in teaching and leadership, arts-based leadership, tensions in policy initiatives and interpersonal dynamics, inclusive leadership.
Dr. Chris Oshima
Educational measurement and statistics, especially in the areas of Item Response Theory and Differential Item Functioning.
Dr. Will Cantey Rumbaugh
Organizational development; strategic/continuous improvement; leadership/team transformation.
Dr. Nick Sauers
K-12 leadership, school technology leadership, and social media in schools.
Dr. Yinying Wang
Leaders’ decision making and neuroscience, network analysis in educational leadership and policy, technology in educational leadership and policy, text mining.