Research & Social Analysis
Supporting Research and Faculty Development Within the School, Across the University, and Beyond
John R. Goss, III, PhD, Head
Ph.D., The American University, Washington, D.C., 1991 (Anthropology & Education) Primary interests: anthropology of organizations, research methods, and higher education Extensive full-time faculty experience applying a model of engaged scholarship in student centered, inquiry driven graduate and undergraduate programs, education, leadership and management, and social/behavioral sciences Classroom, tutorial, distance learning, and Web-based instructional environments Curriculum development: social science research methods, strategic planning and leadership, counseling, peace/conflict studies, social context of organizations and strategic planning
Sarah R. Daniel, PhD
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2011 (Educational Psychology) Primary interests: quantitative research methods, statistics anxiety, program evaluation, collaborative group work, heedful interrelating, and transactive memory systems
Catherine Dunn Shiffman, PhD
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2005 (Leadership and Policy Studies) Primary interests: Education and social policy; social context of education; and research methods Areas of published research: charter schools, school reform implementation and welfare policy influences Research and program management concentrated on federal and international education policy Teaching, training and curriculum development in Southeast Asia
David T. Bates, PhD
Ph.D., The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH 2000 (Sociology) Mentoring non-traditional adult learners in a non-traditional doctoral program. Special areas of interest: teaching adults; non-traditional experimenting programs of adult education; ethnomethodological study of teaching-and-learning. Programs and Projects Project for Education in the Professions A collaboration with professional schools seeking to better prepare highly qualified practitioners for roles in the facilitation of teaching and learning.
Karen Curtis, PhD
PhD, George Mason University, Fairfax. VA, 2005 (Curriculum and Instruction/Educational Leadership) Primary interests: teacher and student efficacy as it relates to performance, school culture, professional development and teacher attrition. Experienced teacher researcher who values inquiry based instruction in graduate and post graduate programs. Teaching approach includes classroom and web-based instruction. Holds NBCT. Curriculum development: social science research using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research.
Barbara Chilson, EdD
Ed.D University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada (Leadership and Educational Administration) Educational Leadership, Principals and Politics in Leadership, Governance and Curriculum and Instructional Methods Secondary public and private administration, assistant and adjunct professor (Master’s and Doctoral students)
Kevin King, EdD
Amy Larrick, EdD
John Tidwell, PhD
The work of faculty within the School of Education and Human Development has lead to several innovative, theory-driven focuses of study and application. The Project for Teaching and Learning in the Professions and the Teacher-Leaders Project are two examples of how faculty research interests have led to professional development programs, applied scholarship, and practitioner-inquiry serving both the professions and those who use them.