School of Education

Faculty Research Interests

  • Axelrod, Ysaaca
    • Language development of young emergent bilingual children
    • Emergent literacy skills
    • Language ideologies and issues of power in language
    • Qualitative research and ethnography
    • Bilingual education, focusing primarily on Latinos
  • Bannister, Nicole
    • Teacher learning
    • Mathematics education
    • Equitable teaching practices
  • Barrett, David
    • Adolescent development
    • Delinquency and recidivism
    • Professional ethics
  • Bates, Celeste (C.C.)
    • Technological innovations to support professional development
    • Struggling readers
    • Differentiated reading instruction in the primary grades
  • Beckett, Joyce
    • Middle grades education
    • Classroom management
    • Career changers
  • Boyer, Matthew
    • Digital media and learning
    • Virtual environments, augmented reality, and mobile devices in education
    • Comparative and international educational ICT policy
    • Game-based learning
    • Teacher professional development integrating technology
    • Design-based research
  • Cadorette, Deborah
    • Athletic cultures in education
    • Legal responsibilities and national standards for sport coaches
    • Powerful influence of teacher/coaches on the student-athlete experience
    • Effective learning environments for student-athlete performance 
  • Campbell, Michael
    • Effective schools research
    • Public school finance equity and performance pay
  • Cawthon, Tony
    • New professionals competency
    • Administration and organizational development
    • Career development
    • Student development theory
    • Multicultural and diversity issues
  • Che, Megan
    • Critical mathematics education
    • Hegemony, culture, and mathematics
    • Postcolonial educational processes
  • Cole, Mikel
    • English language learners in Pk-12 settings
    • Teacher preparation to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students
    • Sociocultural theories of second language learning
  • Cook, Michelle
    • Representations in science education
    • Technology in Science Education
    • Science Teacher Professional Development
  • Deaton, Cynthia
    • Reflective practice
    • Teachers’ use of evidence and explanations
    • Using technology tools for reflection
    • Pre-service science teacher preparation
    • Professional development for science teachers (K-12)
  • Dobbins, Thomas
    • Pre-service and in-service in agricultural education
    • Minority recruitment in agriculture
    • Student learning styles
  • Dunston, Pamela
    • Adolescent literacy
    • Using technology to increase adolescent’s motivation to read
    • Struggling readers
    • Teacher education and adolescent literature
  • Ennis, Robin Parks
    • Students with emotional and behavioral disorders
    • Three-tiered models of positive behavioral interventions and supports
    • Tier 2 academic and behavioral interventions
  • Farmer, Jennie
    • Improvement of academic and social emotional outcomes for students with high incidence disabilities, particularly learning disabilities and ADHD
    • Gifted students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD
    • Research design process
    • Methodological issues within single-case research and meta-analyses
  • First, Patricia
    • Legal and policy issues affecting the educational system, particularly the rights of students
    • Financing of education
    • Role of School Boards
    • Ethical implementation of education law
  • Fleming, David
    • Teaching/learning processes in physical education/activity
    • Program evaluation, and out-of-school time education programming
  • Flowers, Lamont A.
    • Academic achievement
    • Access and equity
    • Educational policy
    • Labor market outcomes
    • Student development
  • Fravel, Phil
    • Applied academic concepts in career and technical education
    • Historical foundations of agricultural education
  • Fullerton, Susan
    • Reading comprehension
    • Literature response and discussion
    • Reading-writing connections
    • Teacher development
  • Gambrell, Linda
    • Reading comprehension instruction
    • Literacy motivation
    • Role of discussion in teaching and learning
  • Godfrey, Michael
    • Athletic culture formation
    • Student athlete experiences
    • Athletic department development
    • Institutional values
  • Gonzales, Leslie D.
    • Faculty careers
    • Legitimacy and agency in academia
    • Mission drift and critical organizational theory
  • Green Jr., Robert P.
    • Legal/constitutional aspects of the African American educational experience
    • Religion and public schools
    • Teaching history with primary sources
  • Hall, Anna
    • Early childhood writing instruction and writing
    • Attitudes of pre-service and in-service teachers
  • Havice, Pam
    • Distance and distributed learning environments
    • Administration and technology
    • Professional development
    • Multicultural issues
  • Herro, Danielle
    • Game play and game design in the classroom
    • Digital media and learning
    • Student practices with emerging technologies
    • Professional development to sustain digital media and learning environments
  • Hodge, Janie
    • Instructional interventions in reading for individuals with learning disabilities
    • Effective preparation for pre-service and in-service special educators
  • Horton, Robert
    • Designing and assessing inquiry-based instruction
    • Using instructional technology to develop conceptual understanding in secondary math
    • Integrating data analysis in the secondary mathematics curriculum
    • Developing opportunities for low SES students to improve their mathematical knowledge
  • Jamil, Faiza M.
    • Measurement of teacher effectiveness and psychological processes
    • The influence of classroom processes on children’s development
    • Professional development interventions for early childhood teachers
  • Kaminski, Rebecca
    • Impact of professional development on teacher's practices and student writing in high needs schools
    • Writing instruction and assessment
    • Impact of children's literature as models on writing
  • Katsiyannis, Antonis
    • Legal and policy issues in special education
    • Transition for students with emotional and behavioral disorders
    • Delinquency
  • King, LaGarrett
    • African American history education
    • Social studies and curriculum foundations
    • Racial knowledge
    • Memory studies
    • Critical multicultural teacher education
  • Klar, Hans
    • School improvement
    • Instructional leadership and leadership development
    • Professional development
    • Professional learning communities
    • Supervision of instruction
  • Knoeppel, Rob
    • School finance
    • Leadership/principalship
    • Education accountability policy
    • Education reform
    • Teacher quality, equity and adequacy
  • Leonard, Alison
    • Interdisciplinary arts education
    • Performance studies and theories of performativity
    • Community outreach
    • Arts and artist-in-residence programs
    • Multicultural, social justice, and democratic education
    • Teacher education dance and theatre for youth pedagogy and perspectives
  • Linder, Sandra
    • Professional development in P-5 mathematics
    • Preservice education in P-5 mathematics
    • P-5 student achievement and dispositions towards mathematics
    • Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education and implications for mathematics instruction
  • Lindle, Jane Clark
    • Educational assessment and accountability policies
    • Coaching mid-career leaders
    • School-based governance
    • Capacity building
    • Micropolitics
    • School safety
    • School communities
  • Mackiewicz, Sara
    • Response to intervention
    • Research to practice gap
    • Early literacy
    • Assessment
  • Marion, Russ
    • School change as a collectivist social dynamic
    • Leadership of organizational creativity, innovation, and change
    • Leadership studies
    • Network analysis
    • Statistical analysis
  • Marshall, Jeff
    • Program evaluation
    • Creating, leading, measuring inquiry-based instruction
    • App development for measuring teacher effectiveness
    • Middle/high science teacher preparation and professional development, emphasis areas: physics and chemistry
  • McBride, Maryann
    • Use of technology to support teachers (coach) of young struggling readers
    • Exceptional teachers and the hardest to teach young children
  • McGee, Phillip
    • Corporate universities
    • Organizational development
    • Instructional design
    • Human performance improvement, creativity and innovation
  • McNair, Jonda
    • African American children's literature
    • Politics of children's literature
  • Medford, Lienne
    • Standardized certification testing in education
    • Career changers in education (e.g., veterans, men, types of previous careers)
    • STEM vs. Non-STEM majors as middle grades math and science teachers
    • Programmatic evaluation
  • Milsom, Amy
    • Students with disabilities
    • Postsecondary transitions and college readiness
    • School counselor preparation
  • Moran, Kristen
    • School/Community collaboration in counseling
    • Post-graduate supervision of school counselors
    • School counseling program development
    • School Counselor/Teacher collaboration
  • Neal, Jerry
    • International addictions
    • Individual resiliency skills
    • School counseling, mental health professionals in schools
    • Self-awareness and self-efficacy
  • Quian, Meihua
    • Creativity
    • Item Response Theory
    • Multilevel Modeling
    • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Quigley, Cassie
    • Equity and ethics in science classrooms
    • Third space construction in marginalized communities
    • Environmental sustainability perspectives
  • Reinking, David
    • Literacy, differences between digital and printed texts
    • Developing digital literacy
    • Research methods: design based research
    • Professional development of teachers
  • Ring, Gail
    • Use of ePortfolios for learning and assessment
    • Digital media and learning
    • Innovation diffusion and institutional change
  • Rosenblith, Suzanne
    • Religion and public education
    • Philosophy of teaching and learning
    • Social-political philosophy
    • Educational equality and justice
  • Ryan, Joe
    • Behavior management
    • Single case research
    • Psychotropic medications
    • Therapeutic recreation
    • Postsecondary transition services
  • Sackett, Corrine
    • Counseling Process
    • Experiences in Counseling
    • Supervision
    • Therapeutic Relationship
    • Personhood of the Counselor
  • Satterfield, James
    • Social and political contexts of student athletes and athletics in education as they relate to P-16 educational settings
    • Organizational behaviors and how they are institutionalized over time
  • Scott, David
    • At-risk youth
    • Identity development
    • Community counseling
    • Clinical mental health counseling
    • Career counseling
  • Spearman, Mindy
    • American educational history, especially the history of in-service education, including teachers' institutes, reading circles and state educational periodicals
    • Understanding artifacts and objects as a means of promoting social studies thinking in elementary classrooms
    • Archaeology education, the intersections of art and social studies
    • Teaching about social issues, especially environmental issues and sustainability
    • Historical research methods, including archival research, educational biography, oral history and public history
  • Stecker, Pamela
    • Student progress monitoring, especially curriculum-based measurement
    • Academic interventions in reading and mathematics that support learning for all students, including students with disabilities
    • Use of responsiveness to intervention (RTI) as a means to enhance achievement among all students and as a means to identify students who potentially may have learning disabilities
    • Use of instructional technology to enhance student learning
  • Stegelin, Dee
    • Reggio Emilia (Italy) approach to early childhood education
    • International pedagogy and assessment in ECE settings
    • Play—research, practice and policy
    • Science education in early childhood
    • Graduate and undergraduate education
    • Public policy in early childhood education
    • Impact of rural and urban poverty on early childhood development
    • Preparing teachers for meeting the needs of students and families in poverty
    • Parent-school-community relationships
  • Stutey, Diane
    • Non-cognitive life stressors that impact children and adolescents in the school setting such as grief and loss
    • Sibling abuse
    • Teen dating violence
  • Switzer, Deborah
    • Learning in virtual environments
    • Use of standardized test scores to improve planning and instruction
    • Motivation, attitude survey development
    • Electronic assessment portfolios
    • Missing data techniques
  • Tyminski, Andrew
    • Developing standards-based mathematics pedagogy in K-8 mathematics teachers
    • Pre-service mathematics teachers’ ability to learn about and from standards-based curricular materials
    • Influence of teacher lust on mathematics instruction
  • Vargas, Pennie
    • Epistemic cognition and processes of knowledge justification
    • Self-regulation in epistemic strategy learning and development
    • Mixed methods research design and methodologies
  • Visser, Ryan
    • Web/CD-based learning
    • Cognitive load in technology
    • Multimedia-based instruction and learning
    • Social media within education
  • Wilder, Phillip
    • Disciplinary Literacies and Pedagogies
    • Instructional Coaching
    • Collaborative Practitioner Inquiry
    • School-University Partnerships