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UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Erin Anderson interviews Executive Committee candidate Azadeh Osanloo.
Candidate bio: Before joining the faculty of the Department of Educational Management and Development at New Mexico State University, Dr. Osanloo received her doctorate in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program, specializing in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, at Arizona State University. Her research addressed civic and social justice education in a post 9/11 climate focusing on the concepts of democracy, cosmopolitanism, xenophobia, and citizenship from theory to praxis in the K-12 educational system. She has merged her work in civics and social justice with her newer research agenda, which is aimed at establishing and integrating collaborative systemic diversity-based interventions for bullying in middle schools. Prior to being in Arizona she taught in the New York City public school system working with junior high school students in the South Bronx and jointly worked as a program director at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund - a not-for-profit that specialized in closing the gap between educational attainment and disenfranchised students from Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Bronx. While in New York City, she obtained her Master's in Public Administration from New York University's Robert F. Wagner School. In general, her research agenda focuses on issues of educational equity; educational leadership and policy; the philosophical foundations of education; diversity, multiculturalism, and social egalitarianism; and bullying interventions.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews UCEA President Elect Mark Gooden.
Candidate Bio: Mark A. Gooden, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Educational Administration Department and Director of The University of Texas at Austin Principalship Program. His research interests include the principalship, anti-racist leadership, urban educational leadership and legal issues in education. His research has appeared in BYU Education and Law Journal, Education and Urban Society, The Journal of Negro Education, EAQ, The Sage Handbook of African-American Education and The Principal’s Legal Handbook.
Mark’s life in academe was notably impacted by the good work of UCEA in 2000 when he had the honor of being selected as a Clark Scholar. Mark has served in many capacities in UCEA, for example, he has been an interview editor for the UCEA Review, a Jackson Scholar Mentor, a Clark Seminar Distinguished Faculty Member, a Jackson Scholar Advisory Board Member, a PSR and is currently an EC Member. Mark has also served on several ad-hoc and standing committees like the EC Nominating Committee and Bridges Award Selection Committee. Mark is particularly proud of what he has learned and been able to contribute by being a part of the Preparing Leaders to Support Diverse Learners Project. That work led Mark to co-develop (with Ann O’Doherty) a curriculum module for UCEA entitled Building a Community of Trust Through Racial Awareness. This module helps professors and leadership students understand how examining their beliefs, attitudes, and awareness relative to race can improve their ability to support diverse learners. If elected President of UCEA, Mark would continue to work to support the three goals of UCEA while exploring how UCEA’s values of equity, diversity, and social justice can be better integrated to support those goals.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews Executive Committee candidate Dr. Dianne Taylor.
Candidate Bio: Dianne L. Taylor is an associate professor of educational leadership at Louisiana State University. She has been active in UCEA, serving as Program Co-chair for the 2000 annual convention, as a faculty mentor for the 2002 David C. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration, and as a Plenum Session Representative from 1997-2005 and from 2010 to the present. She was a member of the UCEA research team that was formed in 2010 in response to an NCATE requirement that the empirical research related to the revision of the ELCC standards then under development be summarized to describe how the findings applied to the proposed revised standards. She is participating on a similar research team for the upcoming revision of the ISLLC standards. Taylor’s research interests are school improvement, leadership, social justice, and policies affecting these areas. She has published her research in such journals as Journal of School Leadership, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Equity & Excellence in Education, and Journal of Educational Administration and History and has served on the editorial boards of Educational Administration Quarterly and the Journal of School Leadership.
Description: UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews Executive Committee candidate Mariela Rodriguez.
Candidate bio: Mariela A. Rodríguez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University in 2003 under the direction of Dr. María Luisa González, where Mariela was a W. K. Kellogg Doctoral Fellow through the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute. While a doctoral student, she participated in the David L. Clark Graduate Student Educational Leadership Research Seminar.
Mariela is in her 9th year at UTSA and is currently director for the Ed.D. Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She previously served as director of the M.Ed. and certification programs. She teaches courses in both the Ed.D. and M.Ed. programs and has been a three-time nominee for the UTSA President’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Rodríguez previously served as UTSA’s Plenum Session Representative to UCEA, and was a member of the Annual Convention Planning Committee in 2009. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the UCEA Barbara Jackson Scholars, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the UCEA Review. Mariela is Chair-Elect of the AERA Division A – Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee. Her area of scholarly research focuses on the role of school principals who support ELLs in additive language programs, specifically dual language education. Mariela’s scholarly research has been published in Journal of School Leadership, International Journal of Leadership and Education, Journal of Research in Leadership Education, and Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Carmen Foster interviews Executive Committee candidate Dr. April Peters-Hawkins
Bio: April L. Peters, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Educational Administration at the University of Georgia. She is a former teacher, Dean of Students, and high school principal. Her research interests include: mentoring and support for early career administrators; women in school leadership; and leadership and small school reform. April’s research has appeared in the Journal of School Leadership, Teachers College Record, Leadership and Policy in Schools, Journal of Educational Administration, The Journal of Research on Leadership in Education and The Journal of Research for Students Placed at Risk. April is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. In addition to being recognized for her teaching at her home institution, April was an invited adjunct instructor for the Dallas cohort of the UTCULP (University of Texas Collaborative Urban Leadership Project) Urban Principal Preparation Program, Summer 2011. April served as a consultant to the Atlanta Public Schools for the past four years providing professional development for principals leading high schools undergoing reform. April has been active in AERA since 2001 and is the AERA 2012 Division A: Section 5 (Leadership Development) Program Chair. April has been active in UCEA since becoming a professor in 2006. April is an active member of the UCEA Plenum and has been elected to two terms to serve as plenary representative by program area colleagues. April also currently serves as a Feature Editor for the UCEA Review.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Erin Anderson interviews Executive Committee candidate Hanne B. Mawhinney
I am honored to be nominated to serve on the Executive Committee of UCEA. I have represented the University of Maryland on the UCEA Plenum since 1999 when I joined the Department of Policy and Leadership. UCEA has had a profound influence on my personal and professional development since 1990 when I was invited to attend the 11th Annual Graduate Seminar prior to receiving my Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. Since then UCEA has provided multiple opportunities for me to further my efforts to advance through my research, scholarship, and teaching a critical and an interpretive approach to the institutional analysis of the organizational leadership, administration, governance, and policy change. I have organized symposia, participated in panel discussions, reviewed proposals and presented over 30 papers at UCEA conferences. I have published in, been a reviewer for, and on the editorial board of EAQ and a member of the UCEA publications committee. I have had the great pleasure of participating in the Clark Seminar faculty mentorship, and working with Jackson Scholars. For the past four years I have represented UCEA on the audit and steering committee of the Education Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). In 2011, I received a service award from UCEA for work with that committee in developing 2011 ELCC Standards for School and District Leadership. I deeply appreciate the opportunities I have had through UCEA to participate in vibrant debates that have created new spaces for discourses and actions that open possibilities for everyone. As a member of the Executive Committee I would continue this tradition.
The 2011 UCEA Executive Committee elections will take place November 16, 2011 during the UCEA Plenum. Dr. April Peters, University of Georgia, has agreed to stand for election. During this interview we will be talking with Dr. Peters about her scholarly background, her contributions to UCEA, and her interest in providing leadership to the consortium.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews Executive Committee candidate Dr. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold.
Candidate bio: Dr. Noelle Witherspoon Arnold is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of PK-12 Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Arnold also currently serves as consultant throughout the US advising districts in analyzing data for school improvement, cultural mediation and pedagogy, STEM leadership. Noelle has numerous publications in respected journals. Dr. Arnold is currently an EC member for UCEA, Secretary/Treasurer of the AERA Leadership for Social Justice SIG, and Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Leadership in Education. She is currently exploring the role of urban principals in health advocacy and the founding of school clinics.
Since 2007, Noelle has served in several capacities for UCEA. Noelle served as 2010 UCEA Annual Convention Co-Chair (with Tom Alsbury). She is proud to have been a Jackson Scholar and continues to serve as a Jackson Scholar Mentor. Noelle has been invited three times to serve a panel member for panels on publishing and scholarship and graduate student involvement. Noelle has also served as Plenum Session Representative at Louisiana State University (her former institution) and she has been elected by the faculty at The University of Missouri-Columbia to serve as PSR. Currently, Noelle is serving on the UCEA Executive Committee after being elected last fall. She hopes to continue contributing to UCEA’s work by exploring opportunities for advocacy and social justice. In addition to these efforts, Noelle is particularly passionate in advocating for scholars and principals of color by expanding the notion of diversity to the creation of spaces and places that are “ready” for these principals.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Carmen Foster interviews Executive Committee candidate Mónica Byrne-Jiménez.
Candidate Bio: Mónica Byrne-Jiménez, Associate Professor, Hofstra University earned her Ed.D. in Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before joining the faculty, she worked in a variety of roles in several urban public school settings. She was co-developer of the Northeast Consortium for Superintendent Leadership Advancement for early career superintendents. Her current research projects include a national study of Latina/o school leadership, the role of faculty diversity on student experiences, and an evaluation of a special education leader preparation program. Her scholarly interests include leadership development for principals and superintendents, the intersection of ethnicity/identity in leadership, professional development as a vehicle for school improvement, and the role of facilitators in fostering adult learning. She has authored or co-authored numerous scholarly publications.
Mónica has been an active member of UCEA since 2006. She is the Point/Counterpoint editor for the UCEA Review and is on the editorial board of JCEL. She has been instrumental in the development of the Latina/os in Research SIG helping to bring together Latino faculty from UCEA institutions. She was on the 2011 Convention planning team in Pittsburgh, PA. As a member of the Hofstra University team involved in the FIPSE/UCEA grant on “Preparing Leaders to Support Diverse Learners,” she co-developed a learning module on “Leadership for English Language Learners.” Most recently she became a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice at Duqesne University.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Erin Anderson interviews Executive Committee candidate William Kyle Ingle.
William Kyle Ingle is Assistant Professor in the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the Master’s program in Educational Administration and Supervision. His research interests include human resource functions in education and the politics and costs of school levies. His research has been published in the American Journal of Education, Educational Administration Quarterly, Education Finance and Policy, Educational Policy, Leadership and Policy in Schools, Midwestern Educational Researcher, Policy Studies Journal, the Journal of Educational Administration, the Journal of School Public Relations, the Journal of Education Finance and the Journal of Education Policy. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies at Florida State University, Dr. Ingle was employed by the Jackson County (Mississippi) School District. Dr. Ingle has worked on a research team for the James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Research and Policy and the National Research Council. Working with colleagues from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Texas A&M University, and the Florida Department of Education, the team was tasked with identifying the major activities and costs associated with standards-based K-12 educational systems. Dr. Ingle currently serves as co-editor of the Politics of Education Association Bulletin and on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of School Leadership. Ingle has served as the Plenum Representative for BGSU since 2008, chairing BGSU’s UCEA membership committee, in 2009. Ingle also represents UCEA as the Co-coordinator of the William L. Boyd National Education Politics Workshop.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews Executive Committee candidate Daniel L. Duke.
After teaching high school social studies and serving as a secondary school administrator, Dan Duke embarked on a career in higher education. For almost four decades he has taught courses on educational leadership, organizational change, and school reform as well as conducting research on various aspects of public schools. After serving on the faculties of Lewis and Clark College and Stanford University, he came to the University of Virginia as Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Duke founded and directed the Thomas Jefferson Center for Educational Design and helped establish the Darden-Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE), a unique enterprise involving the Curry School of Education and the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He served as Research Director for the PLE, conducting a number of studies of school turnaround leadership. A prolific writer, Duke has authored or co-authored 32 books and several hundred scholarly publications. His most recent books include THE CHALLENGES OF EDUCATIONAL CHANGE (2004), EDUCATION EMPIRE: THE EVOLUTION OF AN EXCELLENT SUBURBAN SCHOOL SYSTEM (2005), TEACHERS’ GUIDE TO SCHOOL TURNAROUNDS (2007), THE LITTLE SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT COULD: TRANSFORMING A CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (2008), DIFFERENTIATING SCHOOL LEADERSHIP (2010), and THE CHALLENGES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADERSHIP (2010). A highly regarded consultant, Duke has worked with over 150 school systems, state agencies, foundations, and governments across the United States and abroad. He has been actively involved in UCEA, serving as Plenum representative and President, helping to create the Center for Leadership and Ethics, co-developing the Thousand Voices from the Firing Line initiative, and participating in the ISLDN High Needs School Group.
UCEA Headquarters doctoral student Amy Reynolds interviews Executive Committee candidate Terah Venzant Chambers.
Candidate bio: Terah Venzant Chambers (Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois) is an assistant professor of K-12 Public School Administration in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University. Her research interests include post-Brown K-12 education policy and urban education/urban education leadership. Specifically, she is interested in the ways within-school segregative policies influence African American students’ academic achievement and school engagement, as well as the price of school success for high-achieving students of color (racial opportunity cost). She has previously served as a Congressional Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) with placements in the Office of Rep. Diane E. Watson (retired) and the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Venzant Chambers was named the 2010 Outstanding New Faculty Member in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University and received an Outstanding Reviewer of the Year award from the Journal of School Leadership in 2010. She has served as an associate editor for Educational Administration Quarterly since 2009 and has published in such journals as the Journal of Negro Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, and Urban Education.
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