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COE Research Table
Faculty Name Research Description Dept. View Full Summary Keywords
Dredger, Katie Research interests: What are the characteristics of differentiated texts used with the secondary classroom? How do exemplary teachers balance reading theory and practice in the secondary classroom? How do exemplary teachers motivate adolescents to read? How do exemplary teachers use new literacies to offer spaces where students collaborate, communicate, and create meaning in authentic ways? MSME View Summary Text differentiation, Adolescent motivation to read, Reading in the content Areas, Qualitative and Quantitative text complexity measures, New Literacies
Myers, Joy Research Interests: Using Informational Texts in Elementary Classrooms Reading and Writing Workshop Pre-Service and In-Service Literacy Teacher Education EERE View Summary Using Informational Texts in Elementary Classrooms, Reading and Writing Workshop Pre-Service,  In-Service Literacy Teacher Education
Brown, Tiara Research Interests: Early Childhood Education; Adapted Curriculum; Special Education; Intervention Research; Paraprofessionals; Global Models of Inclusion EFEX View Summary Early Childhood Education, Adapted Curriculum, Special Education, Intervention Research, Paraprofessionals, Global Models of Inclusion
Doubet, Kristina Research Interests: How do inclusive, innovative secondary programs for English Language Learners emphasize learning strengths over language deficits? What innovative approaches are successful programs using to foster community among students from all cultures, languages, and backgrounds? MSME View Summary Differentiated Instruction, English Language Learners, Equity and Excellence, Flexible Grouping, Performance-Based Assessment, Middle and Secondary Education, Strengths-Based Approaches, Digital Learning
Lupo, Sarah Research Interests: What features of text complexity are associated with students’ comprehension of texts? - What are the differences in students’ comprehension when reading easier or more challenging texts? - How do these differences vary across different groups of students? How do elementary teachers use companion texts of varying complexity to teach both content and literacy? EERE View Summary Text Complexity, English Language Learners, Teacher Beliefs, Content Area Literacy, Comprehension Instruction, Performance Assessments, Classroom Discourse, Interdisciplinary Education
Bahlmann Bollinger, Chelsey What resources do emergent bilingual students mobilize in their oral reading and retelling of texts, when they are provided with opportunities to incorporate all their languages and literacies? How do family literacy practices shape the ways children demonstrate knowledge during assessment events? EERE View Summary Emergent bilingual students, oral reading and retelling of texts, family literacy practices, teachers' literary pedagogical beliefs, childhood teachers support young writers
Sawyer, Amanda Research interests: How do Social Media and Internet resources influence teaching in modern society? What are the levels of cognitive demand of the top 100 pins on Pinterest? What are the influences on preservice and in-service teacher’s mathematical beliefs? What practices can be implemented in the classroom to help reduce students’ mathematical anxiety? MSME View Summary Social Media, teacher mathematical beliefs, student mathematical anxiety
Shoffner, Melanie Research interests: how to prepare secondary English teachers to educate for the complexities and challenges of the world around them.  I am interested in the development of reflective practices and teacher dispositions, in both preservice and practicing teachers, as well as the use of study abroad as experiential education.  I am also interested in exploring teacher constructs and the implications of those fictional constructions for teacher education. MSME View Summary Secondary English teacher education, development of reflective practices, study abroad as experiential education, development of teacher dispositions, social and cultural constructions of the teacher
Mathur, Smita Research interests: Play-based learning and Play Diplomacy: What do people learn during play? How can we leverage the innate, joyful, educational, and emotionally uplifting qualities of play to promote more just and harmonious communities? EERE View Summary Play, social justice, diplomacy, children, education
Lewis, Mark My research interests include examining and critiquing representations of adolescence and youth in young adult and adult literature, defining the multifaceted literary competence of secondary students, and identifying effective ways to support linguistically diverse learners. EERE Young adult literature; literary competence; bilingual learners; middle-level education
Hass, Chris My research explores social justice teaching in K-5 classrooms as it relates to culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies, anti-racist/anti-bias education, critical dialogue, and civic engagement. EERE View Summary Social Justice Education, Civic Engagement, Critical Literacy
Zugelder, Bryan The impact teacher development supports have on teacher retention, teacher development, and student achievement LTLE View Summary Teacher leadership; teacher development; teacher induction; instructional coaching; mentoring
Koubek, Katya Preservice teacher identity and agency, action research in teacher education, high-impact practices, and culturally responsive and sustaining practices EFEX View Summary action research, intercultural competence, culturally responsive pedagogy, teacher identity, high-impact practices
Quinn, Alexa I study elementary teacher education and instructional planning and practice across content areas so that I can increase access to high-quality educational experiences for all children. EERE elementary teacher preparation; instructional planning; teacher learning; inquiry-based social studies; informational text instruction
Estes, Michele Leveraging design methods and technologies to address complex learning problems in context. LTLE Full Summary constraints and innovation, power and access, global virtual exchange, innovation diffusion and change
Griffin, Oris In addition to teaching courses in leadership, learning theory, diversity, thesis preparation, and reading and research preparation, I also have expertise in student leadership and development and student and faculty access, recruitment, and retention.​ LTLE Full Summary Retention access and recruitment, academic and social integration
Pulos, Joshua My research interests include (a) comprehensive secondary transition education; (b) culturally responsive/sustaining teaching practices; (c) evidence-based practices and predictors; (d) school-based behavior analysis consultation; (e) self-determination; and (f) significant support needs. EFEX Full Summary Applied Behavior Analysis; Disability; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Predictors; Secondary Transition Planning and Education; Self-Determination

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