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Department Faculty

Launcelot Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Chair of the Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership
School leadership and school effectiveness
National assessment and teachers' use of assessment data
Anne Marie FitzGerald, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Socially just school leadership
Culturally relevant parent engagement
Community engaged scholarship
Gretchen Generett, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
Associate Professor of Education
Co-Director, UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice
Teaching diverse populations
Gibbs Kanyongo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Statistics
Director of Program Evaluation Program
Educational statistics
Multivariate analysis of large-scale data sets
International education
Rick McCown, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Director of Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership (ProDEL) Program
Educational psychology
Improvement inquiry
School-academy-community partnerships
Educational leadership
Connie Moss, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Director, Master of Science in Educational Studies Program
Director, Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL)
Formative and summative assessment
Formative leadership
Teacher/Principal evaluation
Formative classroom observation and walkthroughs
Assessment and motivation/social justice/capable students

Amy Olson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Mathematics education
Teachers' use of assessment
Teacher education and professional development

Carol Parke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Statistics
State, large-scale, and next generation assessment
Mathematics education
Using district and school data to inform instruction and decision-making
Jill Perry, Ph.D.
Research Faculty
Professional preparation programs for school/teacher leaders and their guiding reform efforts
Organizational change in developing new leadership programs, the roles of faculty/university leadership
Teacher education programs, teacher leaders, and the policies that govern each
Darius Prier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Popular culture
Urban education
Social justice
Deborah Scigliano, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Self efficacy
On-line learning
Telementoring
Peer coaching
James Schreiber, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Statistics
Develop predictive models of behavior
Complete large scale data analysis and graphical representation
Research belief development and change

Fran Serenka, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Director, School Administration & Supervision Program
Ethical Decision Making in Leadership
Advocacy for Students, Families, and Neighborhoods
Building Resilient Students, Schools, and Communities
Moving Educational Research and Theory into Practice

Gary Shank, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Informal learning
Theory and practice of semiotics particularly to educational topics
Virtual learning communities