Jordan Abbott is a doctoral student in Special Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests include secondary special education service delivery, college-focused transition services for students with learning disabilities, and the transition experiences of...
Thomas Albright is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Justice Education. He is a Bob Moses Graduate Fellow for the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research.
Majed is a doctoral student at UMass Amherst in Special Education. He graduated from the University of Sydney, with master degree in special education in 2007. He worked as lecturer for many years at King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia. He is interested in the field of gifted education. His...
Beyza graduated from Ankara University, Fa department of special education in 2009. After graduation, she worked as a teacher in Kilis, Turkey for two years. In 2010, she received a scholarship from the Ministry of National Education in Turkey. She came to the U.S. in 2011 and received her...
Alejandra Amador Garcia
Pembroke Pines, FL
Alejandra earned her B.S. degree in Psychology in 2004, followed by an M.S. degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology in 2006. She worked in the IT certification industry for seven years developing certifications, facilitating job analysis and...
Betty is a doctoral student in the Higher Education program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds a Master of Science in Education from The College of Saint Rose, Master of Philosophy in Economics from University of Ghana, and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Kwame...
Ella received her Bachelor's in Biology and Mathematics from the University of Malawi, and a Master's in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from UMass Amherst. Prior to joining REMP as a doctoral student in Fall 2015, she worked at the Malawi National Examinations Board as a Research and...
Sandra earned her B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College in 2017 and joined the REMP program that same year. Her interests include validation and response processes, applications of generalizability theory, and cognitive assessments in...
Chalais Carter is a doctoral candidate in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research informs school and teacher practice through participatory research methods that highlight student feedback and experiences in schools.
Maritza Casas Hernandez
Prior to enrolling at UMASS in 2016, Maritza earned a Masters Degree in Methods and Instruments for Research in Behavioral Sciences from National University of Colombia and a Masters Degree in Psychology, with emphasis in psycho-social quantitative research, from Los Andes University. Bachelor...
Evelyn Chavez is a Research Assistant for the Center of Student Success Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Evelyn is an undergraduate student at Brown University studying Public Policy and Urban Studies. At Brown, she serves as a teaching assistant for an ‘Economics of...
Ling is a doctoral student in the Higher Education program at UMass Amherst. Her research interests include college access and equity, application behaviors, higher education policy issues, and how the interplay between education systems and student characteristics shapes college access. She...
Jeff Edelstein is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Higher Education program at UMass Amherst. He has been researching the experiences of disabled students in higher education for over 5 years and is a co-founder of the nonprofit the College Autism Network (CAN). He has presented research on...
Patricia Tita Feraud-King is a first-year doctoral student and Assistant Residence Director at UMass. She received her Master’s of Science in Higher Education at University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies at the College of...
Gabriel is pursuing his MEd in secondary English education while student teaching at Amherst Regional High School. After graduating from Brandeis University ('19) with a BA in English and African & African-American Studies, Gabriel worked at St. Stephen's Youth Programs in Boston as a...
Samantha Gallant is a CRJ Apprentice in Social Media at the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research.
Gorana Gonzalez (she/her) is a Ph.D. student at UMass in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, Developmental Science Program. Her research centers on how children learn about race and racism and how they perceive institutional systems and representatives of those systems. She cares...
After receiving a B.A., as well as obtaining licensure, in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts, Amanda spent 5 years working as the Testing and Evaluation Specialist for the Worcester Public School district. In the Fall of 2017,...
Mujtaba Hedayet is a Ph.D. student in higher education administration program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His scholarly interests include college access and success, quality assurance in higher education, higher education autonomy, leadership, and management, and higher...
Seong Eun Hong
Before enrolling at UMASS, Seong earned her Master's Degree in applied behavior analysis and worked at the UNESCO-APCEIU and Korea Institute of Child Care and Education. Her interests include equating, differential item functioning, person-fit statistics and value-added models. Seong hopes to...
Republic of Korea
Hyun-Joo Jung joined REMP in the Fall of 2015 after earning her master's degree in the Quantitative Psychology program from Sungkyunkwan University in 2014. After her master's, Hyun-Joo worked for a university as an admissions officer for two years, where...
Suzan is a Ph.D. student in Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After completing her bachelor and master in Educational Science at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Suzan specializes in internationalization of higher education, study abroad and global competency...
Mariah Lapiroff (She/her) is pursuing an Education Specialist degree in Social Justice Education. She is an apprentice in Event Planning & Coordination
Andrea is currently a doctoral student in Special Education at UMass Amherst, with an expected completion date of August, 2018. She received her BA in Psychology from UMASS Amherst in 1992, her BA in Special Education from Westfield State in 2003, her M.Ed in Moderate Special Needs Education...
Sadaf Latafat is a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education program and an Assistant Residence Director at UMass Amherst. Her scholarly interests include religion/interfaith work in higher education, campus religious climate for religious minoritized students, experiences of international...
Dukjae earned two bachelor's degree by attending a program called "US Dual Degree" at Daegu Catholic University in South Korea (DCU). After spending his freshman and sophomore years at DCU, he transferred to Mississippi State University (MSU) to finished the remainder of his coursework. As a...
Catherine Manly is a doctoral candidate in higher education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and she teaches statistics for The American Women’s College @ Bay Path University. Her dissertation research investigates the effectiveness of the use of multiple modalities for presenting...
Koboul E. Mansour
Koboul El Sayed Mansour is a Doctoral Student in Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Koboul earned her Master’s degree in International and Comparative Education from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2014. She worked as a college administrator for a number of...
Olivia McNeill (she/her) comes from a lineage of Black feminists and educators in Southeastern North Carolina. She began her teaching career in Winston-Salem, NC, where she taught English and Journalism in secondary schools. She received an M.Ed in Higher Education with a certificate in Gender...
Sofia Meadows-Muriel is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government with a minor in Education and Afro-American Studies. She is a CRJ Apprentice in Racial Healing.
Duy Ngoc Pham
Prior to joining REMP, he worked in revising university admission exams at Vietnam National University, Hanoi. He received his Bachelor's and first Master's degree in Mathematics from Hanoi National University of Education and University of Paris 11, Orsay, respectively. From 2009 to 2011,...
Charity O’Connor (she/her) is pursuing an M.Ed and Ed.S in School Counselor Education at UMass and is the Social Media Manager for the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. She is passionate about collective liberation and baking cookies—the revolution must be well-fed!
Esther O. Ohito
Esther O. Ohito, Ed.D. is a faculty member in Teaching and Learning at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. She is a Toni Morrison Faculty Fellow for the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. Dr. Ohito specializes in curriculum studies, Black studies, teacher education, and...
Benjamin J. Ostiguy, M.Ed. is a doctoral student in Higher Education and Associate Director of Operations for disability services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As a practitioner-scholar, his areas of inquiry involve college students with disabilities and institutional practices...
Yooyoung received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Seoul National University of Education and taught in a public school as a teacher in Korea. Later, she received her M.A. in educational assessment from the Institute of Education, University of London, and had an internship...
Arlynn has been an educator for 17 years and earned an Ed.S. in Social Justice Education in 2020. Previously, she worked at The Pingree School as the Equity & Inclusion Coordinator and Lead Facilitator of the White Educators for Anti-Racism group. Arlynn is currently the Director of Equity...
Jamina Scippio-McFadden is a Ph.D. student in the higher education administration program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her scholarly interests include: college access and success, specifically among black students and first-generation students; messaging and perceptions about...
Ali Soken is a PhD student in Math, Science and Learning Technologies at UMass Amherst. He earned his BA in Computer Education & Educational Technology and his MA in Primary Science Education at Bogazici University, Turkey. Ali has worked as an instructional designer in an e-learning...
Kat J. Stephens, Ed. M., is a first year doctoral student in the Higher Education program at UMass Amherst. Her research interests include high-achieving community college students and their transfer choices, and higher education choices of Afro-Guyanese women in Guyana, desiring to study in...
Melissa Strelke received her M.Ed. in English Language Arts Education and is a Ph.D. student in the Teacher Education and School Improvement program.
Yingyuan Sun is pursuing her Ph.D. in the department of Language, Literacy and Culture (LLC). She earned a Graduate Online Teaching certificate from Penn State and TESOL certificate from the American TESOL Institution. Her research interests cover language policy and planning, multicultural...
CRJ Apprentice Jayna is wrapping up her first year of the Social Justice Education EdS program, and is also a full-time Residence Director in Residence Education here at UMass Amherst.
I'm a first year doctoral student in the Higher Education program after receiving my master's degree from UMass Amherst in School Counseling. I'm from Springfield, Massachusetts and have an interest in working with the Latino Male community in college looking specifically at their engagement...
Hanni is a doctoral student in Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, Hanni went on to complete a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Bilingual/ESL/Multicultural Studies. A former...
Nina Tissi-Gassoway (She/Her) is a PhD student in Social Justice Education (SJE) at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Nina earned her Master’s degree in College Student Services Administration and worked professionally in student affairs for 6 years before deciding to pursue her doctorate....
Sarah Tracy-Wanck (TW, she/they) is an educator, organizer, and new parent based in New Haven, CT. For the last 10 years, they have been teaching, managing leadership programs, and supporting youth-directed queer and trans liberation and racial justice organizing. Sarah Tracy Wanck is a CRJ...
Imani J. Wallace, holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Sociology from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs with a focus in Social Justice from the Steinhardt School of Culture,...
Before beginning her journey at UMASS in the Fall of 2018, Siyu earned a B.S. in Psychology from Central China Normal University and an M.A. in Educational Psychology with a Quantitative Methodology concentration from University of Georgia. After engaged in some measurement-related projects,...
Ayse Yakut is a doctoral student in the Department of Special Education at UMass Amherst since 2014. She received her BA and her Master’s degree in elementary school teaching from Turkey. She had worked as elementary school teacher until she came to the USA. Currently, she is a teaching and...
H. Samy Alim
The College of Education mourns the loss of former dean Dwight Allen, who passed away on October 16, 2021.
Dwight Allen took an iconoclastic approach to education at UMass Amherst. He served as dean of the College of Education from 1968-1975....
Dr. Genia Bettencourt is a Research Affiliate with the Center for Student Success Research (CSSR) at UMass Amherst and instructor with the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Administration. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education and a graduate certificate in Social Justice...
Dr. Robert S. Feldman is Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He served as interim Dean of the College of Education in 2016-2017. To learn more about Dr. Feldman, click ...
Rachel E. Friedensen
Dr. Rachel Friedensen is an Assistant Professor in Higher Education Administration at St. Cloud State University. Her research focuses on how these pedagogical changes impact the development of engineering identity for undergraduate students. To learn more about, Dr. Friedensen, click ...
Marcella Runell Hall
Victoria Malaney Brown
Dr. Victoria K. Malaney Brown’s scholarship focuses on multiracial college students, intergroup dialogue, critical race theory (MultiCrit), and student activism. Victoria's background in student affairs has included residence education, social justice education, student conduct, student crisis...
Chrystal George Mwangi
Dr. George Mwangi is an Associate Professor at George Mason University. Her scholarship broadly centers on 1) structures of opportunity and educational attainment for underrepresented populations along the P-20 education pipeline; 2) impacts of globalization and migration on U.S. higher...
Pedro A. Noguera
Dr. Emily Perlow is Associate Dean of Students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she has worked with STEM students for 13 years. She earned her PhD in educational policy and leadership, higher education specialization, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Emily’s research...
Dr. Woodman is a Lecturer in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department and Program Director for the Undergraduate Specialization in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services at UMass Amherst. Her research focuses on the impact of a raising a child with a developmental disability on...
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2003
M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2000
B.S., Universidad Blas Pascal, Argentina, 1995
A true inter-disciplinarian, Dr. Arroyo’s research bridges Learning Sciences,...
Theresa Y. Austin
Theresa Y. Austin's research draws on critical race and sociocultural theories to examine language and literacy policies and planning for multilingual learners from a broader social perspective and discursive microanalytic level.
Ysaaca D. Axelrod has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in Language and Literacy Development, Children, Families and School Relationships, Critical Issues in Early Childhood Education, Teaching Reading and Writing to English Language Learners, and Ethnography and Case-Study...
Benita Barnes is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Barnes is also the Director of Diversity Advancement for the College of Education.
B.Sc., University of Stirling, 1985
M.App.Sci., University of Glasgow, 1987
D.Ed.Psy., University of Dundee, 2009
Child and adult traumatization and recovery in war, military occupation, and domestic...
Beverley Bell is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies. Her research focuses on developing collaborations and reciprocal partnerships that integrate experiential learning with structured reflection and informed action.
Elisabeth E. Bennett, Ph.D, is an adjunct lecturer for the Higher Education leadership Graduate Certificate program. Bennett is an assistant teaching professor with Northeastern's doctor of education program, where she teaches organizational leadership, adult learning, communication,...
M.Ed. at UMass Amherst, 2019
B.A. in English at UMass Amherst, 2018
Nicolas Blaisdell began his career in education during his undergraduate years at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst when he founded the Peabody Volunteer...
Warren Blumenfeld is a lecturer for the College of Education with an interest in social justice education.
Mary Lynn Boscardin
Mary Lynn Boscardin is a professor in the Department of Student Development.
Maria José Botelho
Maria José Botelho is interested in how school literacy practices can be re-imagined to affirm children’s cultural and linguistic knowledge as well as to offer tools for cultural production and social participation and re/organization. Her three-pronged research agenda offers some...
Jeanne Brunner is an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies. Her research focuses on improving science learning and instruction throughout the elementary grades.
J. Camille Cammack
J Camille Cammack is a senior lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Sally Campbell Galman
Dr. Campbell Galman is an anthropologist of education and visual artist. Her research interests include the anthropology of childhood and gender studies.
John C. Carey
John C. Carey is a professor emeritus in the department of Student Development and Director Emeritus of the Center for Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation.
David Caruso is an adjunct lecturer for the Higher Education leadership Graduate Certificate program.
Associates Degree, Cape Cod Community College
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
M.A. Bridgewater State University
Ed.S. University of Massachusett, Amherst
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jonique R. Childs is an assistant professor in the College of Education Student Development program. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Iowa.
John J. Clement
John J. Clement is a professor emeritus in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Justin A. Coles, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education in the department of Student Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education. Within the College, Dr. Coles serves as the Director of Arts, Culture, and Political Engagement at the Center...
Dr. Comings teaches for the Early Grade Reading Graduate Certificate and draws upon several decades of experience managing projects and conducting research on children’s and adult literacy projects worldwide. He served as Vice President at World Education for over 20 years, directed a national...
Marialuisa Di Stefano
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Utah State University, 2018
Ph.D., Utah State University, 2017
M.A., Washington State University, 2012
M.A., University of Messina, Italy, 2006
B.A., University of Messina, Italy, 2004
Carey Dimmitt is a professor in the department of Student Development and the Director of the Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation.
Darrell Earnest is an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies (TECS) within the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research explores mathematical cognition in school contexts, with foci on learning and teaching as well as...
Jeffrey W. Eiseman
Jeffrey W. Eiseman is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration
Daryl Essena is a lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
David Evans is a professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research, & Administration.
Associate Professor Sarah Fefer received her doctoral degree from the University of South Florida’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2013. She completed her predoctoral APA/APPIC accredited internship at the May Institute and her postdoctoral fellowship at UMass’ Psychological...
Allan Feldman is Emeritus Professor Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), where he began in 1993 as an assistant professor. He retired from UMass in 2009, and joined the faculty of the College of Education at the University of South Florida (USF) that August. While at...
Anna Fox Reilly
Anna Fox Reilly's research interests include academic identity development in relation to gender and sexuality, disability within the college environment, adult learning theory, and perceived support for student activism on campus.
John Francisco is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Ph.D., Dartmouth College
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A., Middlebury College
As a geomorphologist, I study earth surface landforms and the processes that shape them. I focus on rivers, floodplains, and riparian environments.
Meg L. Gebhard
Meg Gebhard’s research agenda centers on understanding second language literacy development, teachers’ professional development, and the discourses of educational reform in the United States.
Leigh Gehringer-Wiar received a M.Ed in Social Justice Education and is currently working towards her Ed.S. degree and obtaining licensure to teach High School ELA. Leigh is an Administrative Associate for the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research.
Katie Gray is an adjunct professor in the school counseling department and an independent consultant and leadership coach, who formed her own business called Unique Potential in 2007. Ms. Gray has over 28 years of experience in public education as a school counselor and an administrator. She...
Kelly Gray is an adjunct lecturer in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Gray is the Assistant Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Executive Director of the SBS Advising Resource Center.
Keisha L. Green
Keisha Green is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education & School Improvement. She is a community-engaged scholar and critical teacher educator with research interests in English Education, youth literacy practices, critical literacy, and critical pedagogy. Dr. Green is published in...
Linda L. Griffin is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research and scholarly interest for over 25 years has been on the teaching and learning of sport related games through a games-centered approach grounded in constructivist learning.
Claire Hamilton is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Brandi Hephner LaBanc
Dr. Hephner LaBanc proudly serves the students and staff of the University of Massachusetts Amherst as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life, and Professor in the Higher Education program. She received her Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and has more than two...
Professor John Hintze received his doctoral degree from Lehigh University. Prior to obtaining his doctoral degree, Dr. Hintze was a school psychologist in the public schools. His research interests are in curriculum-based measurement and response-to-intervention (RtI), clinical assessment, and...
John Hosp is a professor in the department of Student Development.
Michelle Hosp is an associate professor in the department of Student Development.
Denise Ives is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Korina Jocson (Ph.D.) is a cross-disciplinary scholar in social justice education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Central to her work are arts-informed sociocultural approaches that examine youth literacies and issues of equity among historically marginalized youth.
Amanda Walker Johnson
Sangeeta Kamat is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration.
Lisa Keller is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration, and the Assistant Director of the Center for Educational Assessment.
Dr. Ezekiel Kimball is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Higher Education, and the Associate Director of the Center for Student Success Research in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research explores the PK-20 success...
Michael Krezmien is a Professor in the department of Student Development, and the Director of the Center for Youth Engagement.
John Kudukey is a lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Rich Lapan is a professor emeritus in the department of Student Development.
Dr. Alexandra A. Lauterbach’s scholarly interest centers on effective literacy instruction for elementary and secondary students with specific learning disabilities (SLD), and effective professional development for teachers of students with SLD.
Dr. Lisi works full-time in the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL). She serves as the organizational lead for CTL’s Midterm Assessment Process (MAP) and the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), provides consultations on syllabus and course design, active learning techniques...
Jamila Lyiscott a.k.a 'Dr. J' is an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education. Her community-engaged research focuses on racial equity, youth activism, and the power of hip-hop and spoken word in education. Jamila is a community-engaged scholar, nationally renowned speaker, and the...
Sandra Madden is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Robert Maloy is a senior lecturer II in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Christine B. McCormick, PhD, is Professor Emerita from the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she taught courses in human growth and development, educational psychology, learning and cognition, and classroom assessment. She was Dean of...
Kathryn A. McDermott
Kathryn A. McDermott is a professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. McDermott is also the Department Chair.
Betsy McEneaney is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & School Improvement.
Scott Monroe is an assistant professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration and the Assistant Director for the Center for Educational Assessment
Jacqi Mosselson is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Her scholarship broadly looks at how inequality and difference are contested in culture, education, and schooling. Dr. Mosselson's research looks at the political, social, and ...
Jesslynn Rocha Neves
Clinical Educator Jesslynn Rocha Neves received her doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut's APA accredited program in school psychology in 2020. She completed her predoctoral APPIC internship at Let Us Know, Inc. (LUK). Her research and clinical interests are in educational equity...
Martina Nieswandt is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies. Nieswandt is also the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement.
Bjorn H. Nordtveit
Bjorn H. Nordtveit is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 2011, after serving for five years as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He has also served as visiting faculty at Zhejiang Normal...
Kysa Nygreen’s research and teaching address topics of race, class, and culture in education; urban schooling; critical and anti-racist pedagogies; participatory action research; and educational ethnography.
Dr. Sharon F. Rallis serves as the Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in Educational Policy and Reform in the Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration in the College of Education, as well as the director of the Center for Education Policy, at the University of...
Judy Raper, Ed.D. completed her undergraduate work at Indiana University where she majored in Elementary Education. Transformed by her experience out of the classroom (and particularly in residence life), she went onto pursue her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration at...
Gretchen B. Rossman serves as Professor of International Education. With an international reputation as a qualitative methodologist, she has expertise in education reform and capacity building at international, national, and local levels, qualitative research design and methods, mixed methods...
Dr. Yedalis Ruíz is a first-generation, Puertorriqueña scholar/practitioner. She is a lecturer for the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Her research examines access to and equity in higher education for first-generation, underrepresented and...
Tammie Jenkins Samuels
About me and why I'm in the field:
- 1st Generation College Educated
- Sister with Developmental Disability
- Former High School Teacher Encouraged Interest
Tammie Demetri Jenkins Samuels, is a Special Educator and fervent...
Clement Alexander Seldin
Dr. Seldin teaches courses in the Commonwealth Honors College including Controversial Issues in Education, a Gen Ed (SB) he created.
Raymond Sharick is a lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies. Sharick is also the Associate Dean for Partnerships, Educator Preparation, & Innovation.
Stephen G. Sireci is Professor in the Psychometrics Program and Director of the Center for Educational Assessment.
Cristine Smith focuses on literacy and reading for children, youth and adults in developing countries. Smith is a professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration.
Enrique (Henry) Suárez
Dr. Enrique (Henry) Suárez is committed to making science learning equitable for students and teachers, emphasizing the importance of knowing about the natural world through investigation. Enrique’s research focuses on designing learning environments that create opportunities for elementary-...
Torrey Trust’s research focuses on how technology can support and enrich teaching and learning. Her research interests include instructional design, teacher professional development, social media, digital tools and apps, open educational resources, professional learning networks, online...
K.C. Nat Turner
K.C. Nat Turner is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Laura Valdiviezo’s interest is in re-conceptualizing and reforming schools as loci of change for social justice. Her work examines the role educators and youth play as political actors able to inform both policy and teacher education. She is also interested in the education of teachers and...
Ruth-Ellen Verock is a senior lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Kate Way is a popular and critical educator, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. Her research interests lie in the intersection of critical media literacy, the politics of education, and social and economic justice. As a high school English teacher for almost twenty years, Kate worked...
Craig Wells is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration and the Associate Director for the Center for Educational Assessment.
Ryan Wells is Director of the Center for Student Success Research and Professor of higher education. He primarily investigates questions of college access, equity, and success for underrepresented and/or under-researched groups. Topics for recent research include the ways that socioeconomic...
Amanda Wells Marcotte
Associate professor Amanda Marcotte received her doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2006. She completed a CDSPP internship in the New Bedford, MA public schools. Her...
Associate professor Sara Whitcomb received her doctoral degree from the University of Oregon’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2009. She completed her predoctoral APA/APPIC accredited internship at the May Institute and her postdoctoral fellowship at UMass’ PSC. Her research and...
Elizabeth Williams is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Williams is also the Director of Survey and Evaluation Research.
Rebecca Woodland is a professor of Educational Leadership. Woodland's research interests include leadership for curriculum and instruction, teacher education, professional learning communities, and organizational collaboration.
Dr. Wyckoff has an extensive background in higher education administration, particularly in the areas of academic policy development and implementation, faculty development, curriculum development, and program review/assessment activities.
Seon Yeong Yu
Dr. Seon Yeong Yu's educational background and research focus on early childhood special education with a particular interest in young children’s social emotional competence, challenging behavior, social interaction and peer relationships.
April Zenisky is an associate research professor in the department of Policy, Research, & Administration.
Ximena Zúñiga is a professor in the department of Student Development.
Sarah Mabry Calle
Sarah Calle (B.A./M.A.) is the Executive Assistant to the Dean at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Sarah is responsible for supporting the Dean and the Director of Development at the College of Education in the planning, management, and oversight of various programs and initiatives....
Carmelo Chiello is the Director of Educator Preparation in the College of Education at UMass Amherst. Over the course of his twenty years working in Education, he has taught EFL in Spain, middle school Social Studies in South Florida, and various Teacher Education courses in Massachusetts. He...
After earning a B.A. in art history and studio art at Bates College in 1989, Gerstl-Pepin received a Ph.D. in educational organizations and policy studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her training focused on qualitative methodology, with a minor in the anthropology of...
Dr. Rachael B. Lawrence, Postdoctoral Fellow, serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Education Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned her Ph.D. in Education Policy & Leadership from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016. Lawrence primarily...
Emely is an undergraduate research assistant this summer with Professor Sade Bonilla through the Center for Student Success Research. Her research interests include educational inequalities, immigration and education, and the experiences of low-income and first-generation students of color in...
Sayed Ahmad Javid Mussawy
Javid is a current doctoral student in international education in the College of Education and previously earned an M.Ed. from the college.
Prior to his most recent graduate studies, Javid progressed rapidly through senior administration roles at Baghlan University-- culminating his...
Javier Suarez-Alvarez is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). He is responsible for managing the new Adult Skills Assessment Project (ASAP), a collaborative project recently funded by the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences to improve the assessment of...
Erika Tai, MPP is a second-year doctoral student on the higher education track of the Social Justice Education program at UMass Amherst. Erika's previous work for her Master of Public Policy degree and Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies examined the effects of transnational and...
Fred’s primary role in the college is to help faculty and educators improve student learning through effective and creative use of technologies. He also applies his experience as a graphic designer and illustrator to help educators improve their presentations, media, and other instructional...
Shane Hammond is a lecturer for the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Hammond is a demonstrated scholar-practitioner in Higher Education with progressively responsible and diverse experience in Student Affairs administration and leadership, including human...
Kate Hudson is a senior lecturer for the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Hudson is also the Director of Online Programs & Digital Learning for the College of Education.
Jennifer Randall is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration and the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Education.
At UMass/Amherst, Bara is pursuing his PhD in Education in the department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS). He is also a Research Enhancement and Leadership fellow (REAL). His research interest explores the Idealized Performance of Black and Brown students in Elite...