Faculty Department Program(s) and Research Interests
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Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Adult & Organizational Development

Dr. Gregory Anderson

Office of the Dean |Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Higher Education

Scholarly Expertise & Interests:

  • Sociology of Higher Education
  • Socio-economic and Racial and Ethnic Inequality
  • Urban and Comparative Education
  • Social Change and Development
Saul Axelrod,  Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education |Emeritus Faculty

Applied Behavior Analysis |Special Education

Interests center on applied behavior analytic teacher training and procedures for increasing the academic achievement levels of children of poverty.  His techniques focus on those associated with Direct Instruction and class wide peer tutoring.  He also has a major interest in constructive classroom management procedures.  In addition, Dr. Axelrod is involved in functional analysis research as it relates to self-injurious and aggressive behavior.  His writings have particularly focused on those that train beginning teachers, parents and employers on behavior- analytic principles and practices. Dr. Axelrod is currently retired and is not accepting new advisees.

Janelle Bailey, Ph.D.

Teaching & Learning

Ph.D. in Education |Math & Science Education |Secondary Education

Cynthia Belliveau, Ph.D.

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Adult & Organizational Development

Julie L. Booth, Ph.D.

Office of the Dean |Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Educational Psychology

Jean A Boyer, Ph.D., NCSP

Teaching & Learning

Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Joseph R. Boyle, Ph.D.

Teaching & Learning

Special Education

Carol Brandt, Ph.D.

Teaching & Learning

Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Wanda Brooks, Ed.D.

Teaching & Learning

Middle Grades Education

James P. Byrnes, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology

Robert Clark

Teaching & Learning

Career & Technical Education |Secondary Education

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Sarah A. Cordes

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

School Leadership

Sarah Cordes is an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership at Temple University. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of education and urban policy, school finance, and applied quantitative methods. Her research focuses on the ways in which the urban context, including neighborhoods, housing, and charter schools, affect student outcomes. In particular, her current work explores the spillover effects of NYC charter schools on nearby public school students, the effects of residential and school mobility on student performance, and how changes in school resources influence parents' investments in their children's education. In other ongoing work, she is examining the effects of housing vouchers on student performance. She is a recent recipient of the C. Lowell Harris Dissertation Fellowship awarded by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy for her work on the relationship between school resources and parental investments.

Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara, Ph.D.

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Urban Education

Maia Cucchiara is an Associate Professor of Urban Education at Temple University. Her research interests fall into three often-overlapping categories. First, she is interested in urban education policy and particularly in the intersections between policy assumptions and discourses, issues of race and class, and people’s lived experiences. Second, she studies family-school relations, with a focus on how class shapes parents’ experiences with urban schools and their children’s education more broadly. Third, she is interested in the impact of urban development and revitalization on public education and the implications for disadvantaged students.  Cucchiara is the author of Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities:  Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Her current project, an ethnographic study of low-income mothers’ experiences with parenting education, is funded by a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.

James Earl Davis, Ph.D.

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Higher Education |Urban Education

My research focuses on gender and schooling outcomes; men, boys and masculinity; sociology of higher education; and applied research methods. I am particularly interested in issues of access and equity in the educational pipeline as they are informed by gender, race, class, and the intersection of these social locations. My research agenda has been driven by reoccurring questions related to what we know about the social context of identity and how institutions (e.g., schools, college and universities, families, and communities) and policy (e.g., education reform, gender-based instruction and schools) are implicated in academic and social outcomes. I’ve had the opportunity to work with inspiring colleagues and graduate students who continue to refine my work and its impact. Currently, I have funding from the National Science Foundation for the project, STEMing the tide: Exploring factors related to males of color interest, engagement and achievement in mathematics and science. This project will facilitate the dissemination of the most recent research about identity and it relationship to science and mathematics achievement for boys and young men of color.

Meixia Ding, Ph.D.

Teaching & Learning

Early Childhood & Elementary Education |Mathematics Education

Joseph P. DuCette, Ph.D.

Office of the Dean |Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology |Higher Education

Richard M. Englert, Ed.D.

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Higher Education

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Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Adult & Organizational Development

Dr. Frank Farley

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology |School Psychology

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