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Ruchi Bhatnagar

Clinical Assistant Professor    Unit Assessment Coordinator    

Ph.D. in Teacher Education, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2002- 2008)
M.A. Educational Foundations, Administration, Policy & Research Methods, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006
M. S. in Child Development, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, India (1996-1998)
Bachelor of Science, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, India (1993-1996)


Teacher Education Assessment
Teacher education accreditation
Policy changes related to edTPA implementation in Georgia
Accountability in teacher education
Teacher preparation reporting to state and national agencies


Ruchi Bhatnagar is a clinical assistant professor in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. in teacher education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and started working at Georgia State in spring 2010 as a postdoctoral research fellow. She serves as the assessment coordinator for the unit of teacher education. Her research interests include teacher education policy and its impact on teaching and teacher education, assessments in teacher education, program evaluation, teacher retention, and teacher quality.


Bhatnagar, R., Kim, J., and Many, J. E. (2012). “One urban college of education’s examination of graduates’ employment and retention in public schools.” Georgia Educational Researcher, 9(1), 64-72.

Bhatnagar, R., Kim, J., and Many, J. E. (2014). “Candidate surveys on program evaluation: Examining instrument reliability, validity, and program effectiveness.” American Journal of Educational Research, 2, 683-690.

Bhatnagar, R., Many, J. E., Barker, K., Ball, M. and Kim, J. (Submitted manuscript). “Are we making our social justice framework salient?: Students’ perceptions of urban teacher preparation program effectiveness.” The Teacher Educator.

Bhatnagar, R. (Submitted manuscript). “Use of standards in assessment of student teachers: Purposes fulfilled, untapped potentials.”

Bhatnagar, R., Kim, J., Barker, K., Ball, M., Tanguay, C., and Many, J (2014). “Learning from stakeholders’ perceptions of teacher preparation: Using latent class modeling in program evaluation.” Paper presented at the annual conference of American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, Pa.