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College of Education

Noelle A. Paufler

Associate Professor - P-12

Office: 101 Gantt Circle, Room 32
Phone: 864-656-4777
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Educational Background

PhD Educational Policy and Evaluation
Arizona State University 2014

MSEd Curriculum and Instruction
Concordia University - Wisconsin 2008

BA History and Political Science
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 2004


Dr. Noelle A. Paufler is an Associate Professor - P-12 and the Program Coordinator for the EdD in Education Systems Improvement Science at Clemson University. She has experience as a high school social studies teacher, district administrator, and applied researcher in high-need districts and schools. Her research interests include K-12 educational policy, specifically how educational leaders enact policy into practice and its impact on teachers and students. She is the Co-Director of the Leading Educational Administrator Development for Excellent Rural Schools (LEADERS) Center of Excellence. She is actively involved in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) as the delegate for Clemson University and currently serves as the Program Chair for the American Educational Research Association Supervision and Instructional Leadership Special Interest Group.

Courses Taught

EDF 9270/9271: Quantitative Research Designs and Statistics for Educational Contexts with Laboratory
EDIS 9100: Models for Whole School Reform
EDIS 9360: Advanced Program Evaluation
EDL 9800: Current Issues in Educational Leadership: Practical Systems Improvement Science Investigations I
EDL 9880: Directed Research
EDL/EDIS 9910: Doctoral Dissertation

Research Interests

Educational Policy
Systems Improvement
Leadership Development
Learning and Assessment


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