All Department Faculty

Colleen Larson - Department Chair
  • Methodologies of interpretive inquiry
  • Philosophy of social science
  • Sociopolitical theories of equity underpinning social and institutional reform in industrialized and developing nations
Noel S. Anderson - Program Director, Educational Leadership
  • Educational equity
  • College access
  • Workforce and cross-sector collaborations in education
Teboho MojaTeboho Moja - Program Director, Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Study Abroad courses
  • Higher Education reform
  • Higher Education policy research
Jan PlassJan Plass - Program Director, Educational Communication & Technology
  • Learning Sciences, Educational Technologies
  • Simulations and Games for Learning
  • Cognitive and Emotional Factors in Educational Design
  • STEM Learning
Maaike Bouwmeester - Program Co-Director Educational Communication & Technology
  • Educational software and learning theory
  • E-portfolios and performance assessment
  • New technology for teaching and learning

Full-Time Faculty

June Ahn - Educational Communication & Technology
  • Design based research
  • Educational technology design & implementation
  • Sociotechnical systems for learning
Gary Anderson - Educational Leadership
  • Critical Policy Studies
  • Educational Leadership and School Reform
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Participatory Action Research
Yoav Bergner - Educational Communication & Technology
  • Learning analytics
  • Educational makerspaces
  • Collaborative assessment
  • Digital learning environments
Charlene Cruz-CerdasCharlene Cruz-Cerdas - Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Labor market outcomes of college graduates
  • Racial inequality & student debt
  • Latina/o & immigrant college completion
Stella FlorezStella Flores - Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Public policy related to college access and completion
  • Affirmative action
  • Immigrant experience in higher education
Michael Sean FunkMichael Sean Funk - Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Addressing race and racism in the field of social work
  • Institutional climate assessments
Christopher Hoadley - Educational Communication & Technology
  • Connections between technology, learning, and collaboration
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Computer support for cooperative learning (CSCL)
  • Design-based research methods
Ann MarcusAnn Marcus - Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Public awareness about the roles of higher education in modern societies
  • Social, cultural, and economic influences of higher education institutions
  • Access to higher education in the U.S. and abroad
Camillia Faye MatukCamillia Faye Matuk - Educational Communication & Technology
  • Design and integration of technologies for learning
  • Middle and high school science inquiry
  • Design-based research
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
W. Russell Neuman - Educational Communication & Technology
  • Digital Media
  • Technology in Higher Education
  • Globalization
Lisette Nieves - Educational Leadership
  • Community Colleges
  • College Pathways
  • Workforce and Educational Partnerships
Bridget N. O'ConnorBridget N. O'Connor - Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Transfer of learning
  • Workplace learning (adult learning + organizational development)
  • Curriculum development
Frances King Stage - Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Student Preparation and Access to College
  • College Student Learning
  • Participation in Mathematics and Science Careers
Alyssa Wise - Educational Communication & Technology
  • Learning analytics
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Pedagogical technology design
Gregory Wolniak - Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Socioeconomics of higher education
  • Effects of college on students
  • Access and choice
 Liang Zhang - Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Higher education finance and public policy
  • Economics of higher education
  • Academic labor market

Affiliated Faculty

Terry Astuto - Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership
  • Organizational theory
  • Alternative ways of thinking about school organizations
  • Education of children in low wealth communities
Michael BronnerMichael Bronner, Professor Emeritus of Business Education
  • History of Business Education
  • Business Education at the College Level
  • Curriculum Reform
Ricki Goldman - Professor Emeritus Educational Communication & Technology
  • Digital ethnography
  • Media theory
  • Inner-city girls' social and emotional learning in the context of a games-for-learning curriculum
Richard RichardsonRichard Richardson, Professor Emeritus of Higher Education
  • Policy and higher education performance
  • Structural designs
  • Systemic change for state higher education systems
Leslie SiskinLeslie Santee Siskin, Research Associate Professor
  • Organizational change and stability
  • High school reform
  • Online/blended learning
  • Day Schools
Francine Shuchat ShawFrancine Shuchat Shaw, Research Scientist
  • Learning Theory
  • Media Design for Learning
  • Instructional Design Practice and History

Adjunct Faculty


Barbara EbensteinBarbara Ebenstein

Laura FeijooLaura Feijoo

Dorita GibsonDorita Gibson

Educational Communication
and Technology

Alex Britez

R. Ben MaddoxR. Ben Maddox

Leonard MajzlinLeonard Majzlin

Elizabeth McAlpinElizabeth McAlpin

Emily ReardonEmily Reardon