Associate Professor, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy (Qualitative Research)
My research interests focus on the intersections of policy and organizational school capacity. As a program evaluator, I explore educational accountability policies and how they are interpreted at the local level. My current work examines school capacity to implement Professional Development School standards. I study culturally responsive evaluation approaches and serve an associate editor for the American Journal of Evaluation. I am also an interdisciplinary scholar and research methodologist. My work applies qualitative methods and mixed methods approaches to inquiry in order to improve programs in various contexts.
|Ph.D.||Educational Policy Studies||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign|
|2018||Ira E. Aaron Award for Teaching Excellence and Collegiality||College of Education, University of Georgia|
|2017||Keith Osborn Award for Teaching Excellence Award||College of Education, University of Georgia|
|2016||Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Fellow||The Annie E. Casey Foundation|
|2015||Ocie T. Dekle Excellence in Teaching Award||College of Education, University of Georgia|