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Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Curriculum and Instruction (2005)
Research: Large-scale equity research, discipline/school safety, and computational literacy.
Helen Bond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Elementary Education
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Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Human Development (2001)
Research: Education in emergencies, international education and curriculum development, human rights and peace education, and the education of women and girls.
Scott Dantley, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Ph.D., University of Maryland, Science Education
Research: Minority students’ participation in science, achievement of black males, science comparison on international assessments
Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education
Ed.D., Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, Higher Education Administration (1987)
Research: Elementary and Secondary Science Education
Associate Professor, Special Education, Coordinator of the Special Education Program
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Special Education (1992)
Research: Identifying stress in children and youth and how it impacts education and behavior; classroom ecology and its effect on learning; using the arts as a teaching tool for students in both regular and special education classes; and effective strategies to promote inclusive education for students with special needs.
Katina January-Vance, Ed.D.
Director, Office of Teacher Education and School & University Partnerships
Ph.D., Howard University, Educational Administration and Policy (2006)
Research: Mentoring and coaching; building strategic and collaborative partnerships; educational leadership and supervision; leadership in higher education; women in leadership
Kellee D. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Literacy, Language, and Culture (2011)
Research: The integration of discipline specific literacy as a part of a comprehensive school reform; the Influence of teacher beliefs about literacy instructional practices in the disciplines; community development through the use of literacy-focused programming; teacher preparation programs; adolescent literacy.
Deena Khalil, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics Education
Ph.D. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Urban Systems: Urban Education and Math Education (2012)
Research: The challenges of recruiting, developing, and retaining highly effective teachers, particularly STEM teachers, who prefer to serve in either urban schools or in education systems with a predominantly marginalized student population.
Assistant Professor, Science Education
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, Science Education (2012)
Research: Using applied cognitive psychology theories to explore and explain student learning, self-efficacy, and identity in K-16 settings. Implications for understanding the nature of science, NGSS and best practices; implications for underrepresented minorities in science. Integrating the works of scholars of African origins into the STEM curriculum.