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Mardi Schmeichel

  • Associate Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice (Social Studies Education, Teacher Education, Critical Studies)

  • On-Site Instructor, Professional Development School District

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Contact Information

Office Location

624B Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Feminist Theory
  • Poststructural Theory
  • Gender
  • Social Studies Education
  • Equity
  • Teacher Education

Research Interests

  • Women and Sport Culture
  • Teaching and Sports Coaching in High School
  • Neoliberalism
  • Technology in Teaching and Research

Programs of Study


Research Summary

I am interested in equity in education and the use of feminism and discourse theories to explore how and why inequity persists and may be resisted. The presence of neoliberalism in educational discourse, and it's impact on critical projects, are recurring themes in my research. Current projects include explorations of the intersections of sports culture and gender in the American South and ongoing investigations into the use of technology in social life, teaching, and research.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Social Studies Education University of Georgia 2012
M.Ed. Social Studies Education University of Georgia 2009
B.A. International Affiars University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1992