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Noelle A. Paufler

Assistant Professor - P-12

Office: 328 Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-4777
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Educational Background

Ph.D. Educational Policy and Evaluation
Arizona State University 2014

M.S.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
Concordia University - Wisconsin 2008

B.A. History and Political Science
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 2004


Dr. Noelle A. Paufler is an Assistant Professor - P-12 and the Program Coordinator for the Ed.D. 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 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 Systems Thinking in Education Special Interest Group.

Courses Taught

EDF 9270/9271: Quantitative Research Designs and Statistics for Educational Contexts with Laboratory
EDIS 9360: Advanced Program Evaluation
EDL 9910: Doctoral Dissertation

Research Interests

Theory, implementation, and impact of educational policy in practice and implications for educational leaders
Enactment and (un)intended consequences of accountability policy in K-20 settings
Teacher evaluation system development and design
Systems thinking and improvement science


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