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College of Education

Faiza Jamil

Associate Professor

Office: 409-C Tillman Hall
Phone: Dept 864-656-7645
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Educational Background

Ph.D. Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science
University of Virginia 2013

M.Ed. Elementary Education
The College of New Jersey 2005

B.A. Psychology
Bryn Mawr College 1999


Faiza M. Jamil (Ph.D., Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science, University of Virginia) is an associate professor in Education and Human Development and the founder of the Context of Learning and Development Lab. Her research follows two complementary strands: 1) understanding the underlying psychological processes – cognitive, social, and emotional – that influence teachers’ classroom behaviors and career decisions, and 2) understanding the ways in which teacher-child interactions influence children’s learning and development. More specifically, Dr. Jamil conducts research that leverages her expertise in rigorous quantitative methodologies and professional development to better understand and improve the educational experiences of teachers and students within these two broad strands, with a particular focus on issues of educational equity. Dr. Jamil teaches courses related to human development in the Clemson’s Learning Sciences Doctoral Program and Teacher Education Programs, to which she brings her own experiences as a K-12 teacher in three countries.

Courses Taught

EDF 3340: Child Development
EDF 8010: Human Development
EDF 8020: Learning and Motivation in Context
EDF 9300: Bioecological Perspectives in Learning & Development
EDHD 9310: Stress & Wellbeing in Learning Contexts

Research Interests

Recruitment and retention of diverse teachers
Measurement of teacher effectiveness and psychological processes
The influence of classroom processes on children's development
Professional development interventions
Complex contexts of learning and development