Faculty and Student Engagement

Faculty and Student International Engagement

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Professor in Science Education

Valarie's scholarship focuses on early childhood and elementary teachers' conceptions of the nature of science (NOS), as well as their teaching practice. She is undertaking a project entitled, “A Peer-Led-Teaming Approach to Globalizing Rural Science Teacher Preparation in the United States.”

Associate Instructor

Gabrielle is a Ph.D. student in the History, Philosophy and Policy in Education Program. Her experience draws on community development and education grounded in the unrelenting march towards social justice.

Student

I am studying democratic citizenship education in Taiwan, specifically as it pertains to national identity formation. Essentially, what does it mean to learn how to be a citizen in one of Asia's strongest democracies?

Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus

Professor Arnove is an expert in the fields of comparative and international education and the sociology of education. He has made major contributions to research on national education systems.

Professor

Keith has worked with faculty, teachers, and students in the United States, Northern Ireland, Singapore, New Zealand, Chile, South Sudan, Macedonia, Sweden, and other countries. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland), Uppsala University (Sweden), Victoria University (New Zealand), and the National Institute of Education (Singapore), as well as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in New Zealand.

Doctoral Student

I was born and raised in the Caribbean, I am of Colombian nationality and identify as Afro-Caribbean. I am currently pursuing a Doctoral degree at Indiana University Bloomington in Education Policy Studies and am also a 2018 Fulbright scholar. I hold a master´s degree in International Education from Bath Spa University, U.K. My research focuses on international comparative analyses of education policies targeted at ethnic and indigenous communities throughout the world.

Professor in Instructional Systems Technology

Curt's international work involves edited book projects with international contributors; research in Korea on MOOCs, flipped classrooms, social media, digital learning; in China on OER, MOOCs, online learning, and flipped learning; research on blended learning in Korea, the UK, China, Taiwan and more.

Professor

Victor works with both higher education institutions and professional organizations related to developing institutional research capacities.

Professor

Gretchen teaches and conducts research in special education. She is especially interested in young children with disabilities and their families in rural schools and communities. Her international work has involved individuals with disabilities, their families and teachers in Tanzania, Ireland, England and Wales.

Ph.D. Student

I study school choice and organizational reforms such as school autonomy, competition,and accountability. I have focused on the consequences of those reforms on educational equity and quality for the last three years.

Student

The study identifies the resources Costa Rican, adult, female, night high school students draw upon in the process of informally learning English as a foreign language (EFL). It aims to examine how these resources reflect students’ funds of knowledge (FoK) and ways of learning. The participants are 20 women who live in the rural community of El Cerro (pseudonym) in Costa Rica. These women are currently completing high school at El Cerro Night High School.

Assistant Professor

In collaboration with colleagues from Germany and the United States, I am engaged in an educational theorizing project that puts perspectives from curriculum studies in dialogue with German pedagogical traditions. Currently, our efforts are focused on clarifying dimensions of pedagogy overlooked within instrumental and critical discourses of curriculum and instruction.

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Lara is co-coordinating an effort with IU Education Staff and the former Chair of the Bloomington Refugee Support Network to provide English Language (EL) services for Afghan Refugee families settling in Bloomington (from Camp Atterbury and other military bases).

Associate Professor

Serafin is an Indigenous scholar and native speaker of Huanca Quechua, an endangered variety spoken in the central highlands of Peru. He has recently been named Indiana University Bicentennial Professor. He is a sociolinguist, educational linguist, ethnographer, lexicographer, and translator.

Clinical Associate Professor

The Virtual Academic Readiness Bootcamp online courses engaged Indian university students in courses that provided an opportunity to improve their academic English Language skills to better prepare them for academic studies and future employment, as well as provide Indiana University graduate students the opportunity to experience online teaching with Indian university students. This program matched IU graduate students with Indian university students to sharpen their reading and writing skills.

Professor

We are building local research capacity, conducting research with children on peace and experiences with peace and violence, developing programs in peace and social justice counseling, decolonizing psychology and curriculum.

Associate Professor

Most recently, Kathryn led a USAID project where her IU team worked with faculty at the University of Juba, South Sudan, to develop a Master’s of Education in Emergencies, with particular focus on trauma-informed teaching, multicultural education, and gender equity.

Professor and Dean Emeritus

Dean Gonzalez serves as special adviser to the University Office of International Affairs on IU-Cuba initiatives. He has authored opinion columns on US-Cuba relations and DACA for the Huffington Post. In 2018, he published his memoir entitled, A Cuban Refugee’s Journey to the American Dream: The Power of Education.

Visiting Scholar

I am interested in exploring maker culture and education, focusing on impacting factors of making, functions of co-working, and shared innovation, relationship between maker education and creative industry.

Associate Professor of Special Education

Sarah's research centers around interventions for children with disabilities. Together with Professor Adam Maltese, she worked on a project entitled, “Identifying Youth with Special Needs in Rural India.”

Professor

Kubow received a grant contract in the amount of $20,000 from the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) that partners the IU School of Education with IIIT to virtually host at IUB the 2021 Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, and Development.

Professor

Robert's scholarship examines the intersection of education, religion, and citizenship, particularly in the context of K-12 education in the United States.

Professor

Thomas's international undertakings are mostly involved in development and service. For example, in Indonesia he helped in the development of four higher education programs as well as an assessment survey adapted from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to the Indonesian context.

Associate Professor

The international component of Jessica's work is predominantly research and centered on studying and working with scholars from other countries (Colombia, United Kingdom, Greece, Belgium, New Zealand, & Canada) to generate methods related to interactional datasets.

Professor

Bradley's current interests and projects include the study of secondary education reform in Mexico and Latin America; and translation of recent critical educational research in Latin America from Spanish to English.

Professor Emeritus

Mitzi's research includes studies on school university partnerships, critical literacy, and using children’s literature to teach for social justice. Professor Lewison was a primary Investigator on two completed Afghanistan projects. The first, the Afghanistan Higher Education Project, was designed to rebuild the teacher education system at 18 universities in Afghanistan.

Professor

Chris's research focuses on education policy, reform, and the political economy of education, with a particular concern for issues of equity and access.

Professor

Marjorie's research involves studies of youth who engage in art making and online sharing of art inspired by popular narratives – i.e. fan-based art making. The subjects of these studies have included youth from nations on every continent (except Antarctica) and all over the world.

Professor and Dean Emeritus

Terry's primary research interests are social studies, civic education and teacher education. He directed Indiana University’s participation in several USAID-funded projects including the Afghanistan Higher Education Project (2006- 2011), the Macedonia Primary Education Project (2006-2010), and the South Sudan Higher Education Initiative for Equity and Leadership Development (2013-2015).

Senior Clinical Lecturer Emeritus

Supporting literacy instruction in the classroom is my area of interest. I work directly with teachers in their classrooms introducing best practices in literacy instruction.

Professor

Researchers in England, U.S., Hong Kong, and New Zealand are working on a project titled, ‘Pedagogies of Care for One-Year-Olds in Four Cultures.’ Using a multi-layered, multi-vocal, video-cued ethnographic method, we examine Froebelian principles as interpreted in different parts of the world as embodiments of culture, transmission of culture by caregivers, and cultural meanings in curriculum for one-year-olds at micro, macro, and temporal levels in relation to people, contexts, and processes.

Associate Professor

Carmen's research examines literacy/biliteracy as decolonial, social and critical practices, performative pedagogies, and Latinx children's literature. For the past 10 years, she has returned to Puerto Rico, engaging with children and teachers in critical literacy work as emerging decolonial knowledge production at the intersection of local and transnational social issues.

Visiting Scholar

I explore how the state should involve with homeschooling. I examine the literature on homeschooling policies, using IU academic resources, and receiving professional advice from the expert homeschooling researcher at IU.

Associate Instructor

Margaret is a Ph.D. student in the Special Education Program. Her career began as a secondary school teacher in Tanzania, where she taught social sciences and English. She then studied and worked with second language learners, students with special needs, and the deaf community in the Psychology and Curriculum Departments at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Associate Professor

I have collaborated with colleagues from Costa Rica for about 7 years. Our work involves youth in long term correctional confinement, the educators who teach them in the facility, and the transition coordinators who help them at the time of reentry. More recently, I have also started working with individuals from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Norway to examine the services available to youth who are in trouble with the law.

Associate Professor

In 2015 the Center for International Education, Development and Research (CIEDR) and University of Pristina’s Faculty of Education (FE) in Kosovo as part of the Transformational Leadership Program. Co-funded by USAID and the Kosovar government and administered by World Learning. I was one of the faculty members working to mentor a group of faculty members to conduct research and help them publish. I delivered hands on workshops and worked with a group of faculty through all phases of research.

Associate Professor

Meredith's research is situated in the field of science teacher education, particularly elementary teacher professional knowledge development. Her international activities are a combination of project development, research, teaching or service.

Professor

Since 2016, I collaborate annually in research and teaching with the faculty at the Center for Teacher Educational Research, Beijing Normal University. We focus on sustaining teacher growth and professionalism. Each year, in late spring and/or the summer, I am at the center working with BNU's faculty and their graduate students on designing, teaching in & researching face-to-face and virtual teacher professional development programs. I am accompanied by IU graduate students & instructors.

Assistant Professor

I facilitated an international collaborative project between adult education graduate students at Indiana University and the University of Glasgow's International Master's Program. Partnerships/small groups that included participants from each program engaged in story-sharing and dialogue regarding globalization and its interrelationship with adult education. Students explored gender, immigration, technology, and citizenship, informed by theory and personal contexts.

Student

My current research focuses on working collaboratively with colleagues in South and Central Asia to explore their unique lived experiences, multiliteracy practices, and translingual teaching/learning strategies.

Lecturer

I was one of three Americans accepted to the Institute of Higher Education Policy's Global Fellowship Program that brought together higher education scholars and policymakers from across the globe to examine higher education issues. This included on-site learning in South Africa and a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Institute in Italy.

Associate Professor

David's research is focused in the area of educational policy and educational measurement with specific emphasis on international large-scale assessment. He has collaborated with or consulted for national and international organizations including the US State Department, USAID, UNESCO, the IEA and the OECD.

Associate Professor

I am an adjunct professor at the University of Oslo, where I served as PI, with David Rutkowski as co-PI, for a Norwegian Research Council funded project on international assessment. I also advise the World Bank and the OECD on several international projects. I also regularly collaborate with and apply for grants with a colleague in South Africa at Tshwane Technical University. Finally, I edit an international book series and a journal hosted by the IEA in Hamburg, Germany.

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus

Rex led the International Counseling, Advocacy, Research, and Education project (I-CARE), i.e. a multi-disciplinary effort that addresses the mental health aspects associated with HIV-AIDS and other social problems, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Botswana.

Assistant Professor

Gus is working with Professor Olusola George Ajibade (Co-I) from the department of Linguistics and African Languages at Obafemi-Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Diane & Dr. Sherran Clarence as journal editors from South Africa, and Dr. Mia Perry College of Social Sciences–University of Glasgow, within project Sustainable Futures In Africa (SFA) project www.sustainablefuturesinafrica.com.

Professor

My work across these countries stems from European large-scale grants (e.g., DigiChild, a COST grant) and university-based symposia. The grants support European researchers by creating networks within Europe and outside (e.g., US and Australia). IU was a external partner in the DigiChild grant and I hosted graduate students and post-docs from England and Croatia during semester-long visits. I delivered multiple conference keynotes and workshops on research methods in summer institutes.

Professor

Joel's research interests are in positive psychology (especially the psychology of gratitude and the psychology of encouragement), Asian/Asian American mental health, and the psychology of men and masculinities. Some of his research has been conducted using international samples, for example from China, Taiwan & Singapore.

Student

My research focused on a group of Indonesian English teacher educators who converged in an informal online learning community. In general, my study sought to explore how these teacher educators sustain their community engagement, collaboratively pursue their continued professional development in a non-institutional setting, and how writing and publication expectations, including governmental external quality standards, shaped their conceptualization of and conversations about professionalism.

Professor Emeritus

Enid's research focuses on art education and creativity, leadership, data visualization, feminism, art talent development, global education, and policy issues. She critically examines theory and practice with an aim toward creating, critiquing, extending, and constructing new knowledge using a variety of inquiry methods.

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