Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry

Faculty Research Interests

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Faculty Name and
Academic Background
Program Areas Area(s) of Scholarship
Allgood, Ilene
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Florida Atlantic University
Multicultural Education Prejudice and equity in education and society: Anti-bias pedagogy/ andragogy; The impact of religiosity on students of minority faiths, alternate worldviews
Baxley, Traci
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Florida Atlantic University
Multicultural literature; Critical literacy; Urban education; Race identity Multicultural literacy; Critical literacy; Family literacy (urban childhood and adolescent students); Race identity (early childhood and adolescent students)
Bhagwanji, Yash
Ph.D. in Early Childhood and Special Education
University of Illinois
Early childhood environmental education; Sustainable development and education in early childhood Early childhood curriculum; Early intervention strategies; Parent involvement; Administration and advocacy in early education
Brown, Nancy
Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education
Columbia University
Early childhood curriculum and professional development; Children's rights and advocacy; Creative arts in early childhood education; Faith-based early childhood education Resilience through the eyes of children; Art and creative writing of children; Spirituality in education; United Nations policy documents
Diaz, Carlos
Professor Emeritus
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Florida Atlantic University
Multicultural Education, Curriculum and Instruction Multicultural curriculum theory; Equity in US education; Latino education; Global education and Multicultural infusion in the social studies curriculum.
Gatens, Rosanna
Ph.D. in Modern European History
University of Pittsburgh
Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Academic freedom and German higher education in the Weimar era; Pacifism and political dissent; Teaching and learning about the Holocaust, human rights, and genocide
Hyslop-Margison, Emery
Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory and Implementation
Simon Fraser University
Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Hyslop-Margison has published widely in critical work studies, philosophy of education, critical thinking and critical theory. His current research investigates the efficacy of the skill gap claims driving career education reform.
Ramirez, Andres
Assistant Professor
Ed.D. in Language Literacy and Culture
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
TESOL and Bilingual Education Bilingual and TESOL education; Critical Applied Linguistics; Systemic Functional Linguistics and critical pedagogy; Advocacy and responsive curricular practices for academic literacy achievement for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Sembiante, Sabrina
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Teaching and Learning
University of Miami
TESOL and Bilingual Education Sociocultural and systemic functional linguistics: Emergent bilingualism; Early bi-literacy in Spanish- speakers; Early bilingual childhood development; Teacher practices in dual language preschool education settings; Applied linguistics in bilingual preschool classroom interactions.
Schoorman, Dilys
Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory
Purdue University
Multicultural Education, Curriculum and Instruction Multicultural research methodology; Global education; Critical theory; Family literacy; Internationalization; Faculty governance/democratic decision making
Vaughan, Michelle
Assistant Professor
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Florida Atlantic University
Curriculum and Instruction Teacher change and growth; Technological pedagogical content knowledge; Technology integration; Online program development; Inclusion practices; Special education.
Weber, Roberta
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Illinois State University
Curriculum and Instruction Post-secondary education; Instructional design and technology integration; ICT and study abroad initiatives; Qualitative and quantitative Studies
Zainuddin, Hanizah
Ph.D. in Language Education
Indiana University at Bloomington
TESOL and Bilingual Education Teacher professional development in TESOL; International initiatives; ESOL and bilingual development; Program evaluation; Family literacy, authentic assessments and content-based instruction for English learners