Faculty Profiles

Dr. Tanetha Jamay Grosland

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Email: jamay@usf.edu 
Office: USF Tampa campus, EDU 158-E 
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Dr. Tanetha Jamay Grosland is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. Prior to education, she was a successful political scientist on Capitol Hill. She was a staff assistant focused on press relations and legislative research in Washington, D.C. in the United States Senate on Capitol Hill for the late Senator Rod Grams (R-Minnesota) then in St. Paul for the late Congressman Bruce Vento (D-Minnesota, 4th Congressional District).

Dr. Grosland holds three degrees from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's degree in elementary and social science education, and a Ph.D. in culture and teaching. 

Generally, Dr. Grosland's research focuses on the politics of education, with a special interest in the relationship between emotional conditions, political issues, and/or policy. Her study on classroom experiences in higher education remains the cornerstone of her scholarship. She teaches graduate courses in curriculum, politics, and policy.

Selected Publications

Radd, S. I., Grosland, T. J., & Steepleton, A.G. (2019). Desegregation policy as cultural routine: a critical examination of the Minnesota Desegregation Rule. Journal of Education Policy. doi: 10.1080/02680939.2019.1609092

Agosto, V., Wolgemuth, R., White, A., & Grosland, T. J., Freeman, A. (2019). The emotional labor of “taking a knee.” The International Journal of Critical Media Literacy. doi.org/10.1163/25900110-00101009

Grosland, T. J. (2019). Through laughter and through tears: Emotions and antiracist pedagogy. Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 22(3), 301-318. doi: 10.1080/13613324.2018.1468750

Radd, S.I. & Grosland, T. J. (2019). Desirablizing whiteness: A discursive practice in social justice leadership that entrenches white supremacy. Urban Education, 54(5), 656-676. doi: 10.1177/0042085918783824

Shelton, S. A., Flynn, J. E., & Grosland, T. J. (Eds.) (2018). Feminism and Intersectionality in Academia: Women’s Narratives and Experiences in Higher Education. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Matias, C.E. & Grosland, T. J. (2016). Digital storytelling as racial justice: Digital hopes for deconstructing whiteness in teacher education. Journal of Teacher Education, 67(2), 152-164. doi:10.1177/0022487115624493

Horsford, S. D. & Grosland, T. J. (2013). Badges of inferiority: The racialization of achievement in US education. In M. Lynn & A. Dixon (Eds). Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education (pp. 153-166). New York: Routledge Press.


  • Politics and Policy in Educational Leadership
  • Educational Politics and the Engagement of Communities
  • Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction (online and face-to-face)
  • Educational Leadership 

Professional Associations

  • Editorial Board Member, FERJ, Florida Educational Research Journal
  • Editorial Board Member, Race, Ethnicity, and Education
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership: 2018-2019

Grants, Awards, and Recognitions

  • Lived and Affective Realities of Urban Education Leadership Engaging Social Issues, New Researcher Grant, 2018-2019. The University of South Florida, $10,000
  • Faculty Fellow 2020, McKnight Faculty Fellowship
  • Emerging Scholar, 2019, Boyd National Educational Politics Workshop, Politics of Education Association

Selected Community Outreach