Faculty Department Program(s) and Research Interests
Eddie Fergus

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Urban Education

Eddie Fergus is an applied researcher. His work explores the effects of educational policy and practice as it intersects the lives of populations living in vulnerable conditions. More specifically his policy work extrapolates the relationship between discipline codes of conduct, gifted program practice, and academic referral processes and the educational outcomes of low-income and racial/ethnic minority student populations. This work also outlines policy and practice changes in order for schools to develop as protective environments for vulnerable populations. Fergus consultants on these policy and practice changes with state departments of education (e.g., California and Texas) and U.S. Department of Justice on disproportionality. Additionally, his publications include basic research on educational outcomes of populations in vulnerable conditions, and data workbooks focused on monitoring policy and practice changes.

Catherine A. Fiorello, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

School Psychology

Judith Flanigan

Teaching & Learning

Early Childhood & Elementary Education |Literacy & Learners

Dr. Joseph Folger

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Adult & Organizational Development

Tim Fukawa-Connelly

Teaching & Learning

Mathematics Education |Secondary Education

Allison Gilmour

Teaching & Learning

Special Education

Sara Goldrick-Rab picture

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Higher Education

Dr. Goldrick-Rab’s personal website includes a calendar of her upcoming speaking engagements and links to her recent media appearances.

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Affiliations include:
•    Scholars Strategy Network, Harvard University
•    Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
•    Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education
•    Consortium for Chicago School Research
 

Steven Jay Gross

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

School Leadership

Amanda Guld Fisher, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

Applied Behavior Analysis

Areas of Research:

  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism and Other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, including skill acquisition and reduction of challenging behaviors
  • Organizational Behavior Management, including staff training and supervision
John Hall Faculty picture

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

School Leadership

John Hall is an Assistant Professor of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies in the College of Education at Temple University.  Dr. Hall studies the relationships among school systems, school leaders, and the broader social, cultural, and political environment. His current studies focus on three areas: leadership pipeline development in district central offices and charter management organizations; the germination and evolution of district–university–community partnerships; and the integration of design-based school improvement into leadership preparation and development.
 
Before coming to Temple, Dr. Hall coordinated the doctoral program in Leadership for Educational Equity at UC Berkeley. Prior to that, he led the Oakland Unified School District’s academic redesign team, providing support and guidance to the district’s leadership, framing policy conversations, and serving as a "boundary spanner" between research and practice. Before that, he helped launch a charter school network in the Bay Area and founded a support organization for charter leaders across the region. Dr. Hall has been a teacher and an administrator in district schools, charter schools, independent schools, and international schools. He is a founding member of American Education Reaches Out, an international consortium that develops standards and supports standard-based instruction in schools around the world. Dr. Hall began his career as a research scientist, managing neuroscience laboratories at the University of Washington and at UC San Francisco.
 
Insook Han, Ed.D

Teaching & Learning

Early Childhood & Elementary Education |Instructional Learning Technology

Shanta Hattikudur, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology

Joseph Haviland

Teaching & Learning

Accomplished Teaching |Secondary Education

Annemarie Hindman

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology

Heidi Hutman

Psychological Studies in Education

Counseling Psychology

Dr. Jennifer Johnson

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Higher Education

Jennifer Johnson has been an active scholar-practitioner in the fields of college access and student retention. A former Philadelphia middle school teacher with a background in science and mathematics, she spent several years working as a counselor and advisor for college access and success programs. Broadly defined, her research areas include pre-college access programs, historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and high-achieving students of color. This scholarship, both qualitative and quantitative in nature, examines intersections of race, class, and gender with a focus on how institutional contexts shape college access, experiences, and outcomes among Black students. In 2014, Dr. Johnson launched a large-scale qualitative research project focusing on the college choice motivations, collegiate experiences, and outcomes of HBCU alumni. 

Will J. Jordan, Ph.D.

Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Urban Education

My recent scholarship has focused on conducting empirical research to enhance program and policy development for improving the conditions of education in urban schools. In recent years, I have engaged in a variety of research projects on issues such as high school and postsecondary collaborations, the connection between school leadership content knowledge in mathematics and instructional quality, and interventions to improve failing comprehensive high schools. My primary interests and expertise fall in the areas of sociology of education, urban education, high school reform, resiliency among adolescents of color, and at-risk students.

Avi Kaplan, Ph.D.

Psychological Studies in Education

Educational Psychology

Novella Z. Keith, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Urban Education

I am interested in the politics of urban education, particularly as they relate to democratic participation, equity, and difference. I see service learning and school-community partnerships as possible ways to bridge the boundaries between education professionals and inner-city residents, and improve schools through community building and community development. Most of my current work is focused on the theory and practice of university-community partnerships. I am the secretary of an NGO that links Jamaican students and edu-tourists with local partners in Jamaica (Edu-Tourism) and direct a summer abroad in Jamaica that involves international service learning. I am also collaborating with the Temple Office of Multicultural Affairs on a graduate certificate in Diversity Facilitation as well as collaborative research and practice with a French colleague, Charles Rojzman, on the applications of transformational social therapy to democratic group life.

Julie B. Kessler, PhD

Teaching & Learning

Special Education

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