Faculty Profiles

Dr. Vonzell Agosto

Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Affiliate Faculty in Women and Gender Studies and Educational Measurement and Research

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Email: vagosto@usf.edu
Office: USF Tampa campus, EDU 158-E
Phone: 813-974-3422
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Dr. Agosto received her doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy and Secretary of Division B: Curriculum Studies of the American Educational Research Association (2020-2022). Her research interests include curriculum leadership, disability studies, and cultural (heritage, popular, material) studies. Her publications include multiple book chapters and articles in Review of Research in Education, Race, Ethnicity & Education, Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, and the Journal of Negro Education, amongst others.
Dr. Agosto is, or was, Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on grants totaling approximately $4.3 million dollars for research and development projects such as: 

  • The BEST Way: A Study of Black Males in the Medical/Healthcare Fields. 
  • Advancing Leadership for Intersectional Equity 
  • Preparing Leaders for Faculty Roles in Special Education Administration and Policy Studies
  • Play it Forward Leadership (PlayFL): Transformative Theatrics
  • Race to the Top Job-Embedded Principal Preparation Program