Dr. Jennifer Wolgemuth
Dr. Jennifer Wolgemuth, Assistant Professor, Educational Measurement and Research (Qualitative Research)
Dr. Wolgemuth received her Doctorate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Research Methods at Colorado State University. As an applied analyst of research, Jenni Wolgemuth uses social science methods to study the processes of implementing, reporting, and engaging research in Education.
Dr. Wolgemuth's areas of expertise include Qualitative Research, Research Design, Interviews, and Systematic Reviews. Her work is largely concerned with questions about what constitutes 'good' and 'ethical' research. Beginning with the understanding that all social science research is social, political, and interventional; it both studies and produces the categories and experiences it seeks to understand. She draws on critical, postmodern/poststructural, and new materialist theories to explore the contexts, productions, and interventions of social science research and to create new methods for doing so.
Her work has been published in Qualitative Inquiry, Qualitative Research, Qualitative Health Research, Review of Higher Education, Computers & Education, and Journal of Educational Research. Today, she is the assistant editor of The Qualitative Report and serves on the American Educational Research Association Qualitative Research SIG Program as a Co-Chair for years 2017-2019. She received the 2016 Reviewer of the Year The Qualitative Report. Dr. Wolgemuth has research funding from Institute of Education Sciences and USF New Researcher Grant.
Check out her current research projects below to see what she has been working on in recent years.
Current Research Projects
- Marn, T., & Wolgemuth, J.R. (in press). Purposeful entanglements: A new materialist analysis of transformative interviews. Qualitative Inquiry.
- Wolgemuth, J.R., Agosto, V., Lam, Y.H., Riley, M., Hicks, T.A., & Jones, R. (in press). Storying transition-to-work for/and youth on the autism spectrum in the United States: A critical construct synthesis of academic literature. Disability and Society.
- Wolgemuth, J.R. (2016). Driving the paradigm: (Failing to teach) methodological ambiguity, fluidity, and resistance in qualitative research. Qualitative Inquiry. Published online in advance of print.
- Wolgemuth, J.R., Erdil-Moody, Z., Opsal, T., Cross, J., Kaanta, T., Dickmann, E., & Colomer, S. (2015). Participants' experiences of the qualitative interview: Considering the importance of research paradigms. Qualitative Research, 15, 351-372.
- Wolgemuth, J.R. (2014). Analyzing for critical resistance in narrative research. Qualitative Research, 14, 586-602.
- Wolgemuth, J.R., & Donohue, R. (2006). Toward an inquiry of discomfort: Guiding transformation in 'emancipatory' narrative research. Qualitative Inquiry, 12, 1012-1021.