2018 News

Educational Leadership Associate Professor receives Social Justice Teaching Award

Zorka Karanxha

Zorka Karanxha, Ed.D.

TAMPA, Fla. (March 23, 2018) – College of Education Associate Professor Zorka Karanxha, Ed.D., was selected by the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group to receive the group’s 2018 Social Justice Teaching Award in Educational Administration. The award recognizes outstanding social justice teaching by a professor or instructor in the field of educational leadership.

Dr. Karanxha is a professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program and is committed to preparing future leaders to meet the needs of students from marginalized communities. Her research focuses on educational leadership preparation, education law, school discipline and charter schools with an emphasis on analyzing educational leadership policies that influence marginalized communities through continued investigation of two interwoven conceptual strands: social justice leadership praxis to reduce educational inequities and social justice leadership to reduce inequities in legal education policy and policy implementation.

The award will be presented during the Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group’s business meeting at the AERA Annual Meeting in April.