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Current Job Market Candidates

Joshua Bleiberg , Ph.D. Candidate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy

Olivia Carr , Ph.D. Candidate in International Educational Leadership and Policy

Kristen Carroll , Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Postdoctoral Fellow in Research on School Leader Effectiveness and Career Pathways

Stephany Cuevas , Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellow

Jennifer Darling-Aduana , Ph.D. Candidate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy

Erica Harbatkin , Ph.D. Candidate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy

Ela Joshi , Ph.D. Candidate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy

Jennifer Nelson , Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Postdoctoral Fellow in Research on School Leader Effectiveness and Career Pathways

Lam Pham , Ph.D. Candidate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy

Jennifer Timmer , Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Postdoctoral Fellow in Research on School Leader Effectiveness and Career Pathways

David S. Woo , Ph.D. Candidate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy

 

JOSHUA BLEIBERG

JOSHUA BLEIBERG

Dissertation Title: The Effects of National Standards-Based Reforms on At-Risk Students

Dissertation Committee: Jason Grissom (Chair), Joseph Murphy, Carolyn Heinrich, Andrew Ho

Research Interests: State and federal education policy, standards-based reform, and education governance

Email: joshua.f.bleiberg@vanderbilt.edu

OLIVIA CARR

OLIVIA CARR

Dissertation Title: The Transfer of Educational Policies and Practices Across International Borders

Dissertation Committee: Carolyn Heinrich (Chair), Xiu Cravens, Brian Heuser, and Kathryn Anderson

Research Interests: International and comparative education, policy transfer, school data use, quantitative and mixed methods

Email: olivia.g.carr@vanderbilt.edu

CARROLL

KRISTEN CARROLL

Doctoral Degree and Institution: Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M University

Postdoctoral Mentor: Ellen Goldring

Research Interests: K-12 Education Policy, Educator Labor Markets, Teacher Racial & Ethnic Representation

Email: kristen.carroll@vanderbilt.edu

STEPHANY CUEVAS

STEPHANY CUEVAS

Doctoral Degree and Institution: Ed.D. in Cultures, Community, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education

Postdoctoral Mentor: Joanne Golann

Research Interests: postsecondary access, transition, and success, first-generation college students; family engagement, Latinx education, qualitative research methods; research-practice partnerships

Email: stephany.cuevas@vanderbilt.edu

JENNIFER DARLING-ADUANA

JENNIFER DARLING-ADUANA

Dissertation Title: High School Student Experiences and Outcomes in Online Courses: Implications for Educational Equity and the Future of Learning

Dissertation Committee: Carolyn Heinrich (Chair), Jason Grissom, Gary Henry (University of Delaware) and Mark Warschauer (University of California, Irvine)

Research Interests: K-12 educational inequity, digital and online learning, student-teacher interactions, hidden curriculum, research-practice partnerships, quasi-experimental methods, qualitative and mixed methods research

Email: jennifer.s.darling@vanderbilt.edu

ERICA HARBATKIN

ERICA HARBATKIN

Dissertation Title: Low-Performing Schools and School Reform: Three Essays on School Turnaround, the Mechanisms of Low Performance, and Leadership for Reform

Dissertation Committee: Gary T. Henry (chair), Shaun Dougherty, Jason Grissom, John Papay, Kristopher Preacher

Research Interests: K-12 education policy, school turnaround and reform, educational inequality, school leadership, quantitative methods

Email: erica.s.harbatkin@vanderbilt.edu

ELA JOSHI

ELA JOSHI

Dissertation Title: Historically Marginalized Students' Access to Educational Resources

Dissertation Committee: Carolyn Heinrich (chair), William Doyle, Shaun Dougherty, Madeline Mavrogordato (Michigan State University)

Research Interests: Educational equity, educational stratification, historically underserved populations, research-practice partnerships, schools as organizations, student-teacher assignment, mixed methods

Email: ela.joshi@vanderbilt.edu

JENNIFER NELSON

JENNIFER NELSON

Doctoral Degree and Institution: Ph.D. in Sociology from Emory University

Postdoctoral Mentor: Jason Grissom

Research Interests: school organizations; sociology; leadership; work attitudes; race/gender dynamics, inequality among, and discrimination of employees in schools; mixed methods

Email: jennifer.nelson@vanderbilt.edu

LAM PHAM

LAM PHAM

Dissertation Title: Essays on Human Capital in Turnaround Schools

Dissertation Committee: Gary T. Henry (Chair), Ron Zimmer, Shaun Dougherty, Carolyn Heinrich

Research Interests: School Turnaround and Reform, School Personnel Policy, Teacher and Principal Labor Markets, Teacher Development, Online Teaching and Learning

Email: lam.pham@vanderbilt.edu

Jennifer timmer

JENNIFER TIMMER

Doctoral Degree and Institution: PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Postdoctoral Mentor: Jason Grissom

Research Interests: quantitative methods, policy analysis and evaluation, K-12 education policy, equity, educator diversity

Email: jennifer.timmer@vanderbilt.edu
DAVID S. WOO

DAVID S. WOO

Dissertation Title: Assistant Principal or Assistant to the Principal: Examining the contribution of assistant principals

Dissertation Committee: Drs. Jason Grissom (chair), Ellen Goldring, Andrea Rorrer, and Marisa Cannata

Research Interests: school leaders, school leader preparation, equitable access to leadership opportunities, education labor relations, charter schools\

Email: david.s.woo@vanderbilt.edu

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