Faculty Profiles

Dr. Karen Ramlackhan

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Karen Ramlackhan headshot

Email: karenr1@usf.edu  
Phone: (727) 873-4153 

Karen Ramlackhan, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of South Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, a master's degree in Special Education, and a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.

Dr. Ramlackhan's research focuses on equity and justice by exploring the dynamics of the sociopolitical and cultural contexts that shape the experiences of marginalized populations. Specifically, her research intersects matters of policy and leadership to understand the systemic and structural mechanisms that create disparate outcomes for particular students. 

Through the use of critical analytic frameworks and varied methodologies Dr. Ramlackhan engages in research projects within the following areas: social justice leadership and praxis, (in)equitable policies and practices in schools and districts, dis/ability and the inclusion of marginalized populations in education systems.