Students & Alumni

Doctoral Students in Candidacy and Areas of Interest

Ph.D. Students in Candidacy and Areas of Interest

LaTeesa Allen: Culturally Relevant Leadership; Gender; Alternative Education
Major Professor: Zorka Karanxha

Michael Bailey: Special Education Administration, Critical Theory, Postructuralism
Major Professor: Zorka Karanxha

Janice Barge-Clarke: De/Re-segregation, Leadership History, Black Education 

Major Professor: Vonzell Agosto

Cynthia Bauman: Teacher Leadership, Distributed Leadership, District Reform
Major Professor: Judith Ponticell

Charles Bradley:  Organizational Change, District Reform, Professional Development
Co-Major Professors: Zorka Karanxha and Janice Fauske

Drew Bratspis: Performance Theory, Qualitative Research, Aesthetic Researching and Leading
Co-Major Professors: Vonzell Agosto and Zorka Karanxha

Ann Broom-Hinds: District Leadership, Professional Learning, Principalship
Major Professor: Judith Ponticell

Jennifer Canady: Ethics and Administration, High-Stakes Assessment, Narrative Inquiry
Major Professor: Bill Black

Sean Dickerson: Restorative Justice, School-Community Partnerships, African-American Males
Co-Major Professors: Zorka Karanxha and Vonzell Agosto

Shahlaine Dhillon: Social Justice Leaders, Transformative Leadership Preparation, Critical Race Theory
Major Professor: Zorka Karanxha

Carrie Gentner: Policy Implementation, Curriculum Leadership, Literacy
Major Professor: Vonzell Agosto

Pakethia Harris: School Finance, School Efficacy, Special Education Policy
Major Professor:  Bill Black

Rod Jones: Special Education Administration, Politics of Race and Fit, Special Education Policy
Co-Major Professors: Bill Black and Vonzell Agosto

Heather McConnell: Queer Theory, LGBT Policy, Leadership Identity
Major Professor: Vonzell Agosto

Terri Mossgrove: Critical Language Policy, Secondary Schools and Immigrant Students
Major Professor: Judith Ponticell

Tara Nkrumah: Science Education, Critical Race Theory, Teacher Leadership
Major Professor: Vonzell Agosto

Angela Passero: Early Childhood Leadership, Policy Ecology, Social Justice Leadership
Major Professor: Vonzell Agosto

Jennifer Rinck: Policy Implementation, Organizational Learning, Professional Development
Major Professor: Bill Black

Ericka Roland: Student Affairs Leadership, Critical Race Theory, Curriculum Studies
Major Professor: Vonzell Agosto

Omar Salaam: Participant Action Research, Cross-Cultural Communication, Critical Race Theory
Major Professor: Bill Black

Joe Simmons: Charter Schools, Choice Policy, Neoliberal Reforms in Education
Major Professor: Zorka Karanxha

Holly Tabak Magaditch: Teacher Leadership, Educational Unions, Teacher Retention
Major Professor: Vonzell Agosto