About

Staff

Dana Thompson Dorsey

Dana Thompson Dorsey, JD, PhD

Director & Endowed Chair in Education Innovation
Email: dnthompsondorsey@usf.edu

Dr. Thompson-Dorsey is Director of the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Endowed Chair in Education Innovation. She is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Lifelong Learning.

Dr. Thompson-Dorsey’s research examines education laws, policies and practices, and how they shape educational equity, access and opportunities for minoritized and underserved populations in various educational contexts. Her research is published in journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Policy, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Education and Urban Society, Teachers College Record, and Peabody Journal of Education. She currently serves as a co-editor of Educational Researcher, a journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Dr. Thompson Dorsey’s professional experience includes serving as a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Continuous Improvement for Equity Design Team. She has also served as a consultant and professional development trainer for numerous school districts on topics including racial equity, cultural bias, and cultural proficiency.


Allan Feldman

Allan Feldman, PhD

Associate Director for Educational Innovation
Email: afeldman@usf.edu 

Dr. Allan Feldman is the Associate Director for Educational Innovation in the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Additionally, Dr. Feldman is a professor of science education in the USF College of Education. For the past 20 years, his research has focused on science teacher learning and action research. He is the co-editor of the international journal, Educational Action Research. Recently he has begun to study the ways in which people learn to become science researchers in apprenticeship situations.

Although Dr. Feldman’s science background is physics, most of his current work is in the area of environmental education and global sustainability. He has been PI and co-PI of numerous NSF projects, many of which have been in collaboration with colleagues in the sciences and engineering. In addition to his research activities, he teaches and advises preservice teachers and doctoral students. He taught middle and high school science and math for 17 years before obtaining his doctorate at Stanford University.

Dr. Feldman currently serves as Principal Investigator for the Tampa Bay Wipro Science Education Fellowship Program, a program that provides science teachers in the Tampa Bay region with the tools they need to become more effective instructors, advance science education curriculum and achieve greater student success.


Rachel Hatten

Rachel Hatten

Director of Professional Development
Email: rachelhatten@usf.edu

Rachel Hatten is the Director of Professional Development in the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching.  She holds a Master of Arts in Literacy Education from the University of Minnesota and is working towards a Ph.D. in Critical Literacy and English Education.  Her research focuses on sociocultural theory and detracking efforts in privileged classroom spaces.  Previously, Ms. Hatten was a District Administrator for Pasco County Schools in the Office for Leading and Learning.  She is also a former Literacy Coach, Racial Equity Coach, and high school English teacher.


Caryn Musgrave

Caryn Musgrave

Coordinator of Advanced Placement Trainings & Professional Development Programs
Email: carynm@usf.edu 

Caryn Musgrave is the Coordinator of Advanced Placement Trainings & Professional Development Programs in the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Education and a former Hillsborough County Public Schools teacher. Ms. Musgrave plans and coordinates the Pre-AP Summer Institute, the Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) and assists with many other College of Education professional development programs.


Donna Hanney

Fiscal & Business Analyst                                                                                                                    Email: dhanney@usf.edu

Donna Hanney is the Fiscal and Business Analyst in the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Ms. Hanney relocated to the Tampa area in 2019 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and joined the Anchin Center in April 2020. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University. Ms. Hanney brings over 20 years of experience in administrative support services and business processes in education finance. 


Graduate Assistants

  • Dana Roberts