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Faculty Profiles

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Kenneth Alonzo Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs
ASA 126

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Curriculum and Instruction (2005)

Research: Large-scale equity research, discipline/school safety, and computational literacy.


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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.


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Scott Dantley, Ph.D. 

Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
ASA 104

Ph.D., University of Maryland, Science Education

Research: Minority students’ participation in science, achievement of black males, science comparison on international assessments


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James Jackson, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Special Education, Coordinator of the Special Education Program 
ASA 200 

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.


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Katina January-Vance, Ed.D. 

Director, Office of Teacher Education and School & University Partnerships
ASA 104 

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


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Deena Khalil, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education 
ASA 208

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.


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Catherine Quinlan, Ed.D. 

Assistant Professor, Science Education
ASA 206

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.