Faculty Profiles

Dr. Alisha Braun

Assistant Professor, Social Foundations

Alisha Braun

Email Address: alishabraun@usf.edu  
Phone Number: 813-974-3280
Office Location: USF Tampa campus EDU 381-J


Dr. Alisha Braun is an Assistant Professor of Social Foundations in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at the University of South Florida. Her research explores educational policies and practices related to access to quality education for marginalized children, especially disadvantaged children in developing contexts. Her current research focuses on inclusive education policy for students with disabilities in sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has been published in international education journals such as the International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, and she has presented her research nationally and internationally (Botswana, Denmark, England, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada).

Dr. Braun completed her Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State University with graduate specializations in International Development and African Studies. She also holds an M.A. in School Psychology from Michigan State University and a B.A. Honors in Psychology with a minor in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University of Calgary. She is an affiliate faculty member with USF's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program and USF's Educational Measurement and Research program.

Courses taught:

  • EDF 3604: Schools & Society
  • EDA 6195: Policy Development
  • EDG 7931: Interviewing Theory & Practice

Honors and Awards:

  • Margaret Burlington Tritle Teaching Award, USF College of Education (2019)
  • Global Faculty Fellow, USF Global Citizens Project (2016)