Faculty Profiles

Dr. T. Jamay Grosland

Dr. T. Jamay Grosland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Email: jamay@usf.edu 
Office: EDU 158-E 

Dr. Grosland received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her research on classroom experiences in higher education remains the cornerstone of her scholarship. Her scholarship focuses on leadership development (being/becoming) specifically, and urban education generally. As a researcher she examines how emotional conditions interact with leadership and policy. She is particularly drawn to leadership and policies that promotes democratization, particularly as it relates to addressing political issues topically. After holding teaching positions at the University of Florida and Morgan State University, she joined the faculty in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Florida in the fall of 2017.  
 
Prior to education, she was a successful political scientist serving in the federal government legislative branch. She was a staff assistant focused on press relations and legislative research in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill in the United States Senate (State of Minnesota). She continued her work in press relations and district office operations for a Member of the United States House of Representatives (Minnesota, 4th Congressional District). After serving the United States Congress, she went on to become an urban educator in North St. Paul Public Schools (Minnesota) as a teacher then district wide integration-equity leadership coach.
 
She has always had a passion for community partnerships holding positions such as coordinator or collaborator (urban-suburban and school district-university partnerships). While at Morgan State University, she was involved in partnerships focused on improving the lives of children in Baltimore’s most marginalized communities and, specifically, in Northeast Baltimore. Such initiatives included a school climate study and a high quality leadership pipeline project. Her experiences also include her work at the University of Florida in partnership with a Florida public school district in teacher leadership, practitioner inquiry, and school reform.

Dr. Grosland is a Holmes Scholar and Fulbright Memorial Fund award recipient. She has single and co-authored publications in Race, Ethnicity, and Education, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, amongst others. Dr. Grosland has a co-edited volume titled Feminism and Intersectionality in Academia: Women’s Narratives and Experiences in Higher Education published with Palgrave-Macmillan.