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Marcia Barnes Professor, Department of Special Educationmarcia.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
Erin Barton Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationerin.barton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Douglas Fuchs Professor of Special Education and Nicholas Hobbs Chair of Special Education and Human Development and Professor Pediatrics in the Vanderbilt University Medical School, Department of Special Educationdoug.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Erin Barton Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationerin.barton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Erik Carter Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Department of Special Educationerik.carter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Communities and Families
  • Down Syndrome
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
Ann Kaiser Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, Department of Special Educationann.kaiser@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Joseph Lambert Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjoseph.m.lambert@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jennifer Ledford Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjennifer.ledford@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Blair Lloyd Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationblair.lloyd@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Bruce Compas Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbruce.compas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Kathryn Leigh Humphreys Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Bahr Weiss Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbahr.weiss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Amy E. Booth Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading development and comprehension
Molly Collins Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmolly.collins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Melanie Hundley Associate Professor of the Practice, English Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmelanie.hundley@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development
Catherine McTamaney Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Teaching and Learningcatherine.mctamaney@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
Ann Neely Associate Professor of the Practice, Children's Literature and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningann.neely@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Writing processes and development
Georgene Troseth Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgeorgene.troseth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Parenting
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Shannon M. Daniel Director of English Language Learner M.Ed. Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of English Language Learner Education, Department of Teaching and Learningshannon.m.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Teresa K. Dunleavy Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningteresa.dunleavy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Noel Enyedy Professor, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnoel.d.enyedy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Emily Phillips Galloway Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.phillips.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Kathy Ganske Research Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkathy.ganske@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Ilana Horn Professor, Math Education, Department of Teaching and Learningilana.horn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Andrew Hostetler Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Studies Education; Director of Secondary Education, Department of Teaching and Learninga.hostetler@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
Kevin Leander Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkevin.leander@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Writing processes and development
Richard Lehrer Research Professor, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningrich.lehrer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Kristen W. Neal Senior Lecturer; Director of Learning and Design M.Ed. Program, Department of Teaching and Learningkristen.neal@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Amy Palmeri Assistant Professor of the Practice, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamy.palmeri@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Rebecca Peterson Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learningrebecca.a.peterson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Professional Development for Educators
Lisa Pray Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learninglisa.pray@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Deborah Wells Rowe Department Chair, Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdeborah.w.rowe@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • English language learners
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development
Jessica Watkins Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningjessica.watkins@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Amy E. Booth Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading development and comprehension
James R. Booth Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjames.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Sarah Brown-Schmidt Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsarah.brown-schmidt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Theory of Mind
Gabrielle Chapman Center for Translational Justice Research Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentgabrielle.chapman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice reform
  • Data informed decision making
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Bruce Compas Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbruce.compas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Laurie Cutting Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Educationlaurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Reading development and comprehension
Kelley L Durkin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and LearningKelley.durkin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lisa Fazio Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentlisa.fazio@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Kathryn Leigh Humphreys Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Autumn Kujawaautumn.kujawa@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Jonathan D. Lane Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjonathan.lane@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
Daniel Levin Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdaniel.t.levin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
  • Visual Perception and Learning
David J. Lubinski Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdavid.lubinski@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Gifted individuals and schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Nina Martin Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Director, Clinical and Developmental Research Track, Child Studiesnina.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Communities and Families
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Identity formation
  • Mental Health
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Amy Needham Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.needham@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Sensory and motor development and functioning
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Julia Noland Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjulia.noland@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
Julia Noland Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjulia.noland@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Gavin Price Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgavin.price@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Neuropsychology
Bethany Rittle-Johnson Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbethany.rittle-johnson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Megan Saylor Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentm.saylor@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Theory of Mind
Georgene Troseth Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgeorgene.troseth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Parenting
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Duane Watson Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentduane.g.watson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
James R. Booth Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjames.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Sarah Brown-Schmidt Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsarah.brown-schmidt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Theory of Mind
Laurie Cutting Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Educationlaurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Reading development and comprehension
Lisa Fazio Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentlisa.fazio@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Jonathan D. Lane Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjonathan.lane@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
Daniel Levin Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdaniel.t.levin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Amy Needham Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.needham@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Sensory and motor development and functioning
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Julia Noland Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjulia.noland@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
Julia Noland Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjulia.noland@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Gavin Price Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgavin.price@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Neuropsychology
Craig Smith Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Undergraduate Affairs, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentcraig.a.smith@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Stress and Adversity
Tedra Walden Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmenttedra.walden@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Emotional functioning
  • Language processing
Duane Watson Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentduane.g.watson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Teresa K. Dunleavy Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningteresa.dunleavy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Noel Enyedy Professor, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnoel.d.enyedy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Rogers Hall Professor, STEM and Learning Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrogers.hall@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Ilana Horn Professor, Math Education, Department of Teaching and Learningilana.horn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Catherine McTamaney Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Teaching and Learningcatherine.mctamaney@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
Michael A. Neel Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmichael.a.neel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsSchool and District Reform
  • School Effectiveness
Lisa Pray Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learninglisa.pray@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Jennifer Ufnar Interim Executive Director, Center for Science Outreach Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learningjennifer.a.ufnar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Andrew Van Schaack Associate Dean for Online Programs, Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentandy.vanschaack@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Data informed decision making
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesStress and Adversity
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
Jessica Watkins Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningjessica.watkins@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Tracey M. Armstrong Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationstracey.m.armstrong@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School and organizational Leadership
Shaun M. Dougherty Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsshaun.dougherty@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Data informed decision making
  • Early childhood education
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • School Effectiveness
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • Workforce Development
William Doyle Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsw.doyle@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Brent Evans Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsb.evans@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Carolyn J. Heinrich LPO Dept. Chair; Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscarolyn.j.heinrich@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • International education
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Luis A. Leyva Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningluis.a.leyva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Social Networks
Matthew Patrick Shaw Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmatthew.shaw@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Education law
  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Adela Soliz Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsadela.r.soliz@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Data informed decision making
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Sandra Barnes Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsandra.l.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Racial Discrimination
Erik Carter Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Department of Special Educationerik.carter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Communities and Families
  • Down Syndrome
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Joanne Golann Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsj.golann@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Vicki Harris Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Director, Applied Professional Track, Child Studies Program Coordinator, Specialty in Poverty and Interventionvicki.s.harris@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Emotional functioning
  • Inner-city YouthDevelopmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Nina Martin Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Director, Clinical and Developmental Research Track, Child Studiesnina.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Communities and Families
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Identity formation
  • Mental Health
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Velma McBride Murry University Professor of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Department of Human and Organizational Development University Professor of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policyvelma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Maury Nation Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingmaury.nation@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Poverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Jessica M. Perkins Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjessica.m.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Marginalization and discriminating processesMental Health
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Peer support
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Beth Shinn Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentmarybeth.shinn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
Sarah V. Suiter Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsarah.v.suiter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
William Doyle Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsw.doyle@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Adela Soliz Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsadela.r.soliz@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Data informed decision making
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Ashley Carse Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentashley.carse@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Brian D. Christens Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentb.christens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Douglas Perkins Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdouglas.d.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
Sara Safransky Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsara.e.safransky@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Social Movements
Paul W. Speer Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentpaul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Noel Enyedy Professor, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnoel.d.enyedy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Andrew Van Schaack Associate Dean for Online Programs, Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentandy.vanschaack@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Data informed decision making
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesStress and Adversity
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
Anita A. Wager Associate Chair of Teacher Education, Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learninganita.wager@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Computational thinking
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Gabrielle Chapman Center for Translational Justice Research Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentgabrielle.chapman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice reform
  • Data informed decision making
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Marisa Cannata Research Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmarisa.a.cannata@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Gabrielle Chapman Center for Translational Justice Research Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentgabrielle.chapman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice reform
  • Data informed decision making
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Shaun M. Dougherty Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsshaun.dougherty@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Data informed decision making
  • Early childhood education
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • School Effectiveness
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • Workforce Development
Susan Douglas Associate Professor of the Practice of Human Development, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Program Director, Leadership and Organizational Performancesusan.douglas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Workforce Development
Mollie Rubin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmollie.rubin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
Adela Soliz Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsadela.r.soliz@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Data informed decision making
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Andrew Van Schaack Associate Dean for Online Programs, Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentandy.vanschaack@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Data informed decision making
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesStress and Adversity
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
Gabrielle Chapman Center for Translational Justice Research Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentgabrielle.chapman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice reform
  • Data informed decision making
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Velma McBride Murry University Professor of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Department of Human and Organizational Development University Professor of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policyvelma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Maury Nation Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingmaury.nation@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Poverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
David Cole Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdavid.cole@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Bruce Compas Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbruce.compas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Jenni Dunbar Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjenni.p.dunbar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Elisabeth Dykens Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentelisabeth.dykens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
Judy Garber Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjudy.garber@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Theory of Mind
Vicki Harris Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Director, Applied Professional Track, Child Studies Program Coordinator, Specialty in Poverty and Interventionvicki.s.harris@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Emotional functioning
  • Inner-city YouthDevelopmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Kathryn Leigh Humphreys Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Autumn Kujawaautumn.kujawa@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Nina Martin Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Director, Clinical and Developmental Research Track, Child Studiesnina.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Communities and Families
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Identity formation
  • Mental Health
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Joseph Rodgers Lois Autrey Betts Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjoseph.l.rodgers@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Sonya Sterba Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsonya.sterba@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Bahr Weiss Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbahr.weiss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Noel Enyedy Professor, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnoel.d.enyedy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Amanda Goodwin Associate Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamanda.goodwin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Rogers Hall Professor, STEM and Learning Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrogers.hall@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Andrew Hostetler Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Studies Education; Director of Secondary Education, Department of Teaching and Learninga.hostetler@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
Melanie Hundley Associate Professor of the Practice, English Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmelanie.hundley@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development
Kevin Leander Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkevin.leander@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Writing processes and development
Emily Pendergrass Director Reading Education Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.s.pendergrass@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Deborah Wells Rowe Department Chair, Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdeborah.w.rowe@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • English language learners
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development
Georgene Troseth Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgeorgene.troseth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Parenting
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Erik Carter Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Department of Special Educationerik.carter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Communities and Families
  • Down Syndrome
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
Ann Kaiser Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, Department of Special Educationann.kaiser@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Joseph Lambert Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjoseph.m.lambert@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Christopher Lemons Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationchris.lemons@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Down Syndrome
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Erin Barton Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationerin.barton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Caroline Christopher Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learningcaroline.h.christopher@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional functioning
  • Poverty and Children
  • Professional Development for Educators
Shaun M. Dougherty Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsshaun.dougherty@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Data informed decision making
  • Early childhood education
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • School Effectiveness
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • Workforce Development
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Mary Louise Hemmeter Professor, Department of Special Educationml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsPoverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Ann Kaiser Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, Department of Special Educationann.kaiser@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jennifer Ledford Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjennifer.ledford@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Matthew Patrick Shaw Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmatthew.shaw@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Education law
  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Claire Smrekar Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsclaire.smrekar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Education law
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Noel Enyedy Professor, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnoel.d.enyedy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Rogers Hall Professor, STEM and Learning Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrogers.hall@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Richard Lehrer Research Professor, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningrich.lehrer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Deborah Wells Rowe Department Chair, Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdeborah.w.rowe@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • English language learners
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development
Caroline Christopher Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentcaroline.h.christopher@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional functioning
  • Poverty and Children
  • Professional Development for Educators
David Cole Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdavid.cole@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Bruce Compas Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbruce.compas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Elisabeth Dykens Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentelisabeth.dykens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
Bradley T. Erford Program Director, Core Faculty, Professor, Human Development CounselingBradley.t.erford@Vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Stress and AdversityEmotional functioning
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Judy Garber Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjudy.garber@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Theory of Mind
Vicki Harris Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Director, Applied Professional Track, Child Studies Program Coordinator, Specialty in Poverty and Interventionvicki.s.harris@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Emotional functioning
  • Inner-city YouthDevelopmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Kathryn Leigh Humphreys Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Autumn Kujawaautumn.kujawa@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Craig Smith Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Undergraduate Affairs, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentcraig.a.smith@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Stress and Adversity
Tedra Walden Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmenttedra.walden@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Emotional functioning
  • Language processing
Bahr Weiss Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbahr.weiss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Erin Barton Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationerin.barton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Andrea Capizzi Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Special Educationandrea.capizzi@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Social and Emotional Development
Mary Louise Hemmeter Professor, Department of Special Educationml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsPoverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Joseph Lambert Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjoseph.m.lambert@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Blair Lloyd Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationblair.lloyd@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Johanna Staubitz Instructor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationjohanna.l.staubitz@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Molly Collins Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmolly.collins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Shannon M. Daniel Director of English Language Learner M.Ed. Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of English Language Learner Education, Department of Teaching and Learningshannon.m.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Emily Phillips Galloway Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.phillips.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Kathy Ganske Research Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkathy.ganske@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Amanda Goodwin Associate Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamanda.goodwin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Robert Jiménez Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrobert.jimenez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Lisa Pray Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learninglisa.pray@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Deborah Wells Rowe Department Chair, Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdeborah.w.rowe@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • English language learners
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development
Sandra Barnes Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsandra.l.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Racial Discrimination
Ashley Carse Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentashley.carse@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Gabrielle Chapman Center for Translational Justice Research Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentgabrielle.chapman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice reform
  • Data informed decision making
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Brian D. Christens Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentb.christens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
David Diehl Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdavid.diehl@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Peer support
  • Social Networks
Anjali Forber-Pratt Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentanjali.forber.pratt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • High incidence disability
  • Identity formation
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Social and Emotional Development
Daniel L. LeBreton Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdaniel.l.lebreton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Stress and AdversityOrganizations and Organizational Change
Luis A. Leyva Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningluis.a.leyva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Social Networks
Yolanda J. McDonald Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentyolanda.j.mcdonald@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
Maury Nation Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingmaury.nation@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Poverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Douglas Perkins Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdouglas.d.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
Sara Safransky Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsara.e.safransky@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Social Movements
Elizabeth Self Assistant Professor of the Practice of Social Foundations of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningelizabeth.self@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Paul W. Speer Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentpaul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
Sarah V. Suiter Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsarah.v.suiter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
William Doyle Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsw.doyle@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Brent Evans Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsb.evans@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Adela Soliz Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsadela.r.soliz@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Data informed decision making
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
David J. Lubinski Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdavid.lubinski@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Gifted individuals and schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
Marcia Barnes Professor, Department of Special Educationmarcia.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
Laurie Cutting Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Educationlaurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Reading development and comprehension
Anjali Forber-Pratt Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentanjali.forber.pratt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • High incidence disability
  • Identity formation
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Social and Emotional Development
Christopher Lemons Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationchris.lemons@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Down Syndrome
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Blair Lloyd Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationblair.lloyd@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Johanna Staubitz Instructor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationjohanna.l.staubitz@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jeanne Wanzek Professor, Currey-Ingram Chair in Special Education, Department of Special Educationjeanne.wanzek@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Catherine Gavin Loss Associate Professor of the Practice, Associate Dept. Chair; Coordinator of the Ed.D. Program, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscatherine.g.loss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
Christopher P. Loss Associate Professor of History Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Chancellor Faculty Fellow (2016–18)c.loss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Historical analys of policy
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Matthew Patrick Shaw Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmatthew.shaw@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Education law
  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Beth Shinn Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentmarybeth.shinn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
Sandra Barnes Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsandra.l.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Racial Discrimination
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Shannon M. Daniel Director of English Language Learner M.Ed. Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of English Language Learner Education, Department of Teaching and Learningshannon.m.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Teresa K. Dunleavy Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningteresa.dunleavy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Anjali Forber-Pratt Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentanjali.forber.pratt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • High incidence disability
  • Identity formation
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Social and Emotional Development
Leigh Z. Gilchrist Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentleigh.z.gilchrist@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formationOrganizations and Organizational Change
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Networks
Ilana Horn Professor, Math Education, Department of Teaching and Learningilana.horn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Andrew Hostetler Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Studies Education; Director of Secondary Education, Department of Teaching and Learninga.hostetler@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
Nicole M. Joseph Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnicole.m.joseph@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
Kevin Leander Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkevin.leander@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Writing processes and development
Luis A. Leyva Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningluis.a.leyva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Social Networks
Nina Martin Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Director, Clinical and Developmental Research Track, Child Studiesnina.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Communities and Families
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Identity formation
  • Mental Health
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Ebony O. McGee Associate Professor of Education, Diversity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Education, Department of Teaching and Learningebony.mcgee@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Brenda McKenzie Program Director and Practicum Coordinator, Higher Education Administration Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Administration Student Affairs, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsbrenda.l.mckenzie@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formation
Catherine McTamaney Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Teaching and Learningcatherine.mctamaney@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
Velma McBride Murry University Professor of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Department of Human and Organizational Development University Professor of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policyvelma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Rebecca Peterson Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learningrebecca.a.peterson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Professional Development for Educators
Lisa Pray Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learninglisa.pray@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Heather L. Smith Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingh.smith@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formationMental Health
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Jennifer Ufnar Interim Executive Director, Center for Science Outreach Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learningjennifer.a.ufnar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Erin Barton Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationerin.barton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Erik Carter Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Department of Special Educationerik.carter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Communities and Families
  • Down Syndrome
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
Anjali Forber-Pratt Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentanjali.forber.pratt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • High incidence disability
  • Identity formation
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Social and Emotional Development
Douglas Fuchs Professor of Special Education and Nicholas Hobbs Chair of Special Education and Human Development and Professor Pediatrics in the Vanderbilt University Medical School, Department of Special Educationdoug.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Mary Louise Hemmeter Professor, Department of Special Educationml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsPoverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Amy E. Booth Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading development and comprehension
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Shannon M. Daniel Director of English Language Learner M.Ed. Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of English Language Learner Education, Department of Teaching and Learningshannon.m.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Joanne Golann Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsj.golann@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Rogers Hall Professor, STEM and Learning Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrogers.hall@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Ilana Horn Professor, Math Education, Department of Teaching and Learningilana.horn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Andrew Hostetler Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Studies Education; Director of Secondary Education, Department of Teaching and Learninga.hostetler@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
Kevin Leander Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkevin.leander@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Writing processes and development
Catherine McTamaney Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Teaching and Learningcatherine.mctamaney@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
Kristen W. Neal Senior Lecturer; Director of Learning and Design M.Ed. Program, Department of Teaching and Learningkristen.neal@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Sandra Barnes Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsandra.l.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Racial Discrimination
Nicole A. Cobb Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentnicole.a.cobb@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
Vicki Harris Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Director, Applied Professional Track, Child Studies Program Coordinator, Specialty in Poverty and Interventionvicki.s.harris@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Emotional functioning
  • Inner-city YouthDevelopmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Maury Nation Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingmaury.nation@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Poverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Xiu Cravens Associate Dean for International Affairs, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsxiu.cravens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and organizational Leadership
Carolyn J. Heinrich LPO Dept. Chair; Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscarolyn.j.heinrich@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • International education
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Brian L. Heuser Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Vice Chair, University Faculty Senatebrian.l.heuser@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • International education
Douglas Perkins Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdouglas.d.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
Marcia Barnes Professor, Department of Special Educationmarcia.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
Erin Barton Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationerin.barton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Erik Carter Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Department of Special Educationerik.carter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Communities and Families
  • Down Syndrome
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
Laurie Cutting Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Educationlaurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Reading development and comprehension
Anjali Forber-Pratt Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentanjali.forber.pratt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • High incidence disability
  • Identity formation
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Social and Emotional Development
Douglas Fuchs Professor of Special Education and Nicholas Hobbs Chair of Special Education and Human Development and Professor Pediatrics in the Vanderbilt University Medical School, Department of Special Educationdoug.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Mary Louise Hemmeter Professor, Department of Special Educationml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsPoverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Ann Kaiser Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, Department of Special Educationann.kaiser@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Joseph Lambert Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjoseph.m.lambert@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jennifer Ledford Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjennifer.ledford@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Christopher Lemons Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationchris.lemons@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Down Syndrome
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Blair Lloyd Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationblair.lloyd@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Johanna Staubitz Instructor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationjohanna.l.staubitz@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Naomi Tyler Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Special Education Project Director, IRIS Centern.tyler@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for Educators
Jeanne Wanzek Professor, Currey-Ingram Chair in Special Education, Department of Special Educationjeanne.wanzek@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Amy E. Booth Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading development and comprehension
James R. Booth Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjames.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Sarah Brown-Schmidt Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsarah.brown-schmidt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Theory of Mind
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Jonathan D. Lane Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjonathan.lane@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Megan Saylor Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentm.saylor@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Theory of Mind
Duane Watson Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentduane.g.watson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Amy E. Booth Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading development and comprehension
Molly Collins Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmolly.collins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Laurie Cutting Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Educationlaurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Reading development and comprehension
Alexandra Da Fonte Associate Professor of the Practice, Director of Professional Studies, Department of Special Educationalexandra.dafonte@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Language development
  • Low-incidence disabilities
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Shannon M. Daniel Director of English Language Learner M.Ed. Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of English Language Learner Education, Department of Teaching and Learningshannon.m.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
David Dickinson Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Dean Professor, Specialty in Poverty and Intervention Professor, Language and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdavid.dickinson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Emily Phillips Galloway Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.phillips.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Kathy Ganske Research Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkathy.ganske@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Amanda Goodwin Associate Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamanda.goodwin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Robert Jiménez Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrobert.jimenez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Ann Kaiser Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, Department of Special Educationann.kaiser@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Rebecca Peterson Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learningrebecca.a.peterson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Professional Development for Educators
Lisa Pray Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learninglisa.pray@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
James R. Booth Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjames.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Sarah Brown-Schmidt Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsarah.brown-schmidt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Theory of Mind
Laurie Cutting Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Educationlaurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Reading development and comprehension
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Megan Saylor Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentm.saylor@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Theory of Mind
Tedra Walden Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmenttedra.walden@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Emotional functioning
  • Language processing
Duane Watson Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentduane.g.watson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Xiu Cravens Associate Dean for International Affairs, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsxiu.cravens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and organizational Leadership
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Teresa K. Dunleavy Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningteresa.dunleavy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Noel Enyedy Professor, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnoel.d.enyedy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Ilana Horn Professor, Math Education, Department of Teaching and Learningilana.horn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Nicole M. Joseph Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnicole.m.joseph@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
Richard Lehrer Research Professor, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningrich.lehrer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Catherine McTamaney Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Teaching and Learningcatherine.mctamaney@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
Kristen W. Neal Senior Lecturer; Director of Learning and Design M.Ed. Program, Department of Teaching and Learningkristen.neal@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Michael A. Neel Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmichael.a.neel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsSchool and District Reform
  • School Effectiveness
Amy Palmeri Assistant Professor of the Practice, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamy.palmeri@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Douglas Perkins Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdouglas.d.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
Jeanne Peter Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learningjeanne.a.peter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Writing processes and development
Lisa Pray Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learninglisa.pray@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Barbara Stengel Professor Emerita, Secondary Education, Department of Teaching and Learningbarbara.s.stengel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Jennifer Ufnar Interim Executive Director, Center for Science Outreach Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learningjennifer.a.ufnar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Jessica Watkins Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningjessica.watkins@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Amy E. Booth Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading development and comprehension
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Molly Collins Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmolly.collins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Laurie Cutting Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Educationlaurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Reading development and comprehension
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Shannon M. Daniel Director of English Language Learner M.Ed. Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of English Language Learner Education, Department of Teaching and Learningshannon.m.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
David Dickinson Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Dean Professor, Specialty in Poverty and Intervention Professor, Language and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdavid.dickinson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Noel Enyedy Professor, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnoel.d.enyedy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Emily Phillips Galloway Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.phillips.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Kathy Ganske Research Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkathy.ganske@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Amanda Goodwin Associate Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamanda.goodwin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Rogers Hall Professor, STEM and Learning Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrogers.hall@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Andrew Hostetler Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Studies Education; Director of Secondary Education, Department of Teaching and Learninga.hostetler@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
Melanie Hundley Associate Professor of the Practice, English Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmelanie.hundley@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development
Robert Jiménez Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrobert.jimenez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Kevin Leander Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkevin.leander@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Writing processes and development
Christopher Lemons Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationchris.lemons@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Down Syndrome
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Ann Neely Associate Professor of the Practice, Children's Literature and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningann.neely@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Writing processes and development
Emily Pendergrass Director Reading Education Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.s.pendergrass@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Jeanne Peter Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learningjeanne.a.peter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Writing processes and development
Lisa Pray Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learninglisa.pray@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Deborah Wells Rowe Department Chair, Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdeborah.w.rowe@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • English language learners
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development
Johanna Staubitz Instructor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationjohanna.l.staubitz@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Georgene Troseth Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgeorgene.troseth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Parenting
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Jeanne Wanzek Professor, Currey-Ingram Chair in Special Education, Department of Special Educationjeanne.wanzek@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Erik Carter Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Department of Special Educationerik.carter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Communities and Families
  • Down Syndrome
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
Alexandra Da Fonte Associate Professor of the Practice, Director of Professional Studies, Department of Special Educationalexandra.dafonte@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Language development
  • Low-incidence disabilities
Shaun M. Dougherty Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsshaun.dougherty@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Data informed decision making
  • Early childhood education
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • School Effectiveness
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • Workforce Development
Anjali Forber-Pratt Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentanjali.forber.pratt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • High incidence disability
  • Identity formation
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Social and Emotional Development
Joseph Lambert Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjoseph.m.lambert@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Christopher Lemons Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationchris.lemons@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Down Syndrome
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Sandra Barnes Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsandra.l.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Racial Discrimination
Ashley Carse Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentashley.carse@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Nicole A. Cobb Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentnicole.a.cobb@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
Teresa K. Dunleavy Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningteresa.dunleavy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Anjali Forber-Pratt Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentanjali.forber.pratt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • High incidence disability
  • Identity formation
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Social and Emotional Development
Emily Phillips Galloway Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.phillips.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Nicole M. Joseph Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnicole.m.joseph@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
Luis A. Leyva Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningluis.a.leyva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Social Networks
Yolanda J. McDonald Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentyolanda.j.mcdonald@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
Ebony O. McGee Associate Professor of Education, Diversity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Education, Department of Teaching and Learningebony.mcgee@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Velma McBride Murry University Professor of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Department of Human and Organizational Development University Professor of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policyvelma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Maury Nation Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingmaury.nation@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Poverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Kristen W. Neal Senior Lecturer; Director of Learning and Design M.Ed. Program, Department of Teaching and Learningkristen.neal@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Douglas Perkins Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdouglas.d.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
Jessica M. Perkins Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjessica.m.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Marginalization and discriminating processesMental Health
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Peer support
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Sara Safransky Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsara.e.safransky@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Social Movements
Elizabeth Self Assistant Professor of the Practice of Social Foundations of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningelizabeth.self@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Beth Shinn Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentmarybeth.shinn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
Heather L. Smith Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingh.smith@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formationMental Health
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Paul W. Speer Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentpaul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
Barbara Stengel Professor Emerita, Secondary Education, Department of Teaching and Learningbarbara.s.stengel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Sarah V. Suiter Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsarah.v.suiter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Anita A. Wager Associate Chair of Teacher Education, Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learninganita.wager@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Computational thinking
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Marcia Barnes Professor, Department of Special Educationmarcia.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
Douglas Fuchs Professor of Special Education and Nicholas Hobbs Chair of Special Education and Human Development and Professor Pediatrics in the Vanderbilt University Medical School, Department of Special Educationdoug.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Kimberly Paulsen Professor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationkim.paulsen@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Response to Intervention
Bruce Compas Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbruce.compas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Jenni Dunbar Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjenni.p.dunbar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Kelly J. Duncan Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentkelly.j.duncan@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
Elisabeth Dykens Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentelisabeth.dykens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
Bradley T. Erford Program Director, Core Faculty, Professor, Human Development CounselingBradley.t.erford@Vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Stress and AdversityEmotional functioning
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Judy Garber Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjudy.garber@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Theory of Mind
Vicki Harris Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Director, Applied Professional Track, Child Studies Program Coordinator, Specialty in Poverty and Interventionvicki.s.harris@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Emotional functioning
  • Inner-city YouthDevelopmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Kathryn Leigh Humphreys Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Autumn Kujawaautumn.kujawa@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Nina Martin Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Director, Clinical and Developmental Research Track, Child Studiesnina.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Communities and Families
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Identity formation
  • Mental Health
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Jessica M. Perkins Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjessica.m.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Marginalization and discriminating processesMental Health
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Peer support
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Craig Smith Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Undergraduate Affairs, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentcraig.a.smith@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Stress and Adversity
Heather L. Smith Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingh.smith@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formationMental Health
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Bahr Weiss Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbahr.weiss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Sandra Barnes Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsandra.l.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Racial Discrimination
Ashley Carse Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentashley.carse@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Brian D. Christens Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentb.christens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Susan Friedman Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsusan.k.friedman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Yolanda J. McDonald Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentyolanda.j.mcdonald@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
Velma McBride Murry University Professor of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Department of Human and Organizational Development University Professor of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policyvelma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Maury Nation Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingmaury.nation@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Poverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Douglas Perkins Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdouglas.d.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
Jessica M. Perkins Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjessica.m.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Marginalization and discriminating processesMental Health
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Peer support
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Sara Safransky Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsara.e.safransky@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Social Movements
Beth Shinn Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentmarybeth.shinn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
Paul W. Speer Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentpaul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
Sarah V. Suiter Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsarah.v.suiter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
James R. Booth Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjames.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Sarah Brown-Schmidt Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsarah.brown-schmidt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Theory of Mind
Bruce Compas Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbruce.compas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Laurie Cutting Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Educationlaurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Reading development and comprehension
Julia Noland Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjulia.noland@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
Gavin Price Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgavin.price@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Neuropsychology
Brian D. Christens Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentb.christens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Susan Friedman Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsusan.k.friedman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Jeremy Payne Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjeremy.m.payne@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social MovementsWorkforce Development
Sarah V. Suiter Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsarah.v.suiter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Claire Smrekar Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsclaire.smrekar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Education law
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Andrew Van Schaack Associate Dean for Online Programs, Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentandy.vanschaack@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Data informed decision making
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesStress and Adversity
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
Tracey M. Armstrong Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationstracey.m.armstrong@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School and organizational Leadership
Sandra Barnes Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsandra.l.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Racial Discrimination
Ashley Carse Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentashley.carse@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Gabrielle Chapman Center for Translational Justice Research Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentgabrielle.chapman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice reform
  • Data informed decision making
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Brian D. Christens Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentb.christens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
David Diehl Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdavid.diehl@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Peer support
  • Social Networks
Susan Douglas Associate Professor of the Practice of Human Development, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Program Director, Leadership and Organizational Performancesusan.douglas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Workforce Development
Susan Friedman Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsusan.k.friedman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Leigh Z. Gilchrist Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentleigh.z.gilchrist@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formationOrganizations and Organizational Change
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Networks
Daniel L. LeBreton Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdaniel.l.lebreton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Stress and AdversityOrganizations and Organizational Change
Heather Lefkowitz Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentheather.lefkowitz@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Christopher P. Loss Associate Professor of History Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Chancellor Faculty Fellow (2016–18)c.loss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Historical analys of policy
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Joseph Murphy Associate Dean, Special Projects, Office of the Dean Professor of Education; Endowed Mayborn Chair, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsjoseph.f.murphy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and organizational Leadership
Jeremy Payne Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjeremy.m.payne@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social MovementsWorkforce Development
Douglas Perkins Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdouglas.d.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
Christine Quinn Trank Associate Professor of the Practice of Organization Leadership, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationschris.quinn.trank@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Social Movements
  • Symbolic representation
Mollie Rubin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmollie.rubin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
Paul W. Speer Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentpaul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
Sarah V. Suiter Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsarah.v.suiter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Kristen Tompkins Lecturer & Director of HOD Capstone, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentkristen.tompkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
Bruce Compas Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbruce.compas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Jenni Dunbar Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjenni.p.dunbar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Elisabeth Dykens Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentelisabeth.dykens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
Judy Garber Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjudy.garber@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Theory of Mind
Vicki Harris Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Director, Applied Professional Track, Child Studies Program Coordinator, Specialty in Poverty and Interventionvicki.s.harris@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Emotional functioning
  • Inner-city YouthDevelopmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Kathryn Leigh Humphreys Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Autumn Kujawaautumn.kujawa@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Joseph Rodgers Lois Autrey Betts Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjoseph.l.rodgers@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Georgene Troseth Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgeorgene.troseth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Parenting
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Bahr Weiss Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbahr.weiss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
David Diehl Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdavid.diehl@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Peer support
  • Social Networks
Andrew Finch Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingandrew.j.finch@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Peer support
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Jessica M. Perkins Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjessica.m.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Marginalization and discriminating processesMental Health
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Peer support
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings] Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningchris.dasilva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Communities and Families
  • Community organizing
  • English language learners
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Identity formation
  • Immigration
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Teresa K. Dunleavy Assistant Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningteresa.dunleavy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
Ilana Horn Professor, Math Education, Department of Teaching and Learningilana.horn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Kevin Leander Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkevin.leander@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Writing processes and development
Kristen W. Neal Senior Lecturer; Director of Learning and Design M.Ed. Program, Department of Teaching and Learningkristen.neal@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Lisa Pray Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learninglisa.pray@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Elizabeth Self Assistant Professor of the Practice of Social Foundations of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningelizabeth.self@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Barbara Stengel Professor Emerita, Secondary Education, Department of Teaching and Learningbarbara.s.stengel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Erin Barton Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationerin.barton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Ann Kaiser Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, Department of Special Educationann.kaiser@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Johanna Staubitz Instructor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationjohanna.l.staubitz@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Amy E. Booth Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading development and comprehension
Caroline Christopher Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learningcaroline.h.christopher@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional functioning
  • Poverty and Children
  • Professional Development for Educators
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Vicki Harris Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Director, Applied Professional Track, Child Studies Program Coordinator, Specialty in Poverty and Interventionvicki.s.harris@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Emotional functioning
  • Inner-city YouthDevelopmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Mary Louise Hemmeter Professor, Department of Special Educationml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsPoverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Kathryn Leigh Humphreys Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Maury Nation Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingmaury.nation@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Poverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Joseph Rodgers Lois Autrey Betts Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjoseph.l.rodgers@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Bahr Weiss Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbahr.weiss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Amy E. Booth Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading development and comprehension
James R. Booth Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjames.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Kelley L Durkin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and LearningKelley.durkin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lisa Fazio Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentlisa.fazio@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Jonathan D. Lane Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjonathan.lane@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
Daniel L. LeBreton Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdaniel.l.lebreton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Stress and AdversityOrganizations and Organizational Change
Daniel Levin Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdaniel.t.levin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
  • Visual Perception and Learning
David J. Lubinski Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdavid.lubinski@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Gifted individuals and schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
Amy Needham Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.needham@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Sensory and motor development and functioning
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Julia Noland Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjulia.noland@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
Julia Noland Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjulia.noland@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Bethany Rittle-Johnson Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbethany.rittle-johnson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Joseph Rodgers Lois Autrey Betts Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjoseph.l.rodgers@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Georgene Troseth Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgeorgene.troseth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Parenting
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Andrew Van Schaack Associate Dean for Online Programs, Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentandy.vanschaack@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Data informed decision making
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesStress and Adversity
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Caroline Christopher Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learningcaroline.h.christopher@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional functioning
  • Poverty and Children
  • Professional Development for Educators
Paul Cobb Research Professor in Math Education, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningpaul.cobb@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesSchool and District Reform
Molly Collins Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmolly.collins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Xiu Cravens Associate Dean for International Affairs, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsxiu.cravens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and organizational Leadership
Shannon M. Daniel Director of English Language Learner M.Ed. Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of English Language Learner Education, Department of Teaching and Learningshannon.m.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
David Dickinson Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Dean Professor, Specialty in Poverty and Intervention Professor, Language and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdavid.dickinson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Kelley L Durkin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and LearningKelley.durkin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Emily Phillips Galloway Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.phillips.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Kathy Ganske Research Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkathy.ganske@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Mary Louise Hemmeter Professor, Department of Special Educationml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsPoverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Andrea Henrie Senior Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learningandrea.w.henrie@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Professional Development for Educators
Ilana Horn Professor, Math Education, Department of Teaching and Learningilana.horn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Robert Jiménez Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrobert.jimenez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Heather Johnson Associate Professor of the Practice of Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningheather.j.johnson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Richard Lehrer Research Professor, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningrich.lehrer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Luis A. Leyva Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningluis.a.leyva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Social Networks
Catherine McTamaney Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Teaching and Learningcatherine.mctamaney@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
Kristen W. Neal Senior Lecturer; Director of Learning and Design M.Ed. Program, Department of Teaching and Learningkristen.neal@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Michael A. Neel Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmichael.a.neel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsSchool and District Reform
  • School Effectiveness
Amy Palmeri Assistant Professor of the Practice, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamy.palmeri@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Emily Pendergrass Director Reading Education Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.s.pendergrass@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Rebecca Peterson Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learningrebecca.a.peterson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Professional Development for Educators
Lisa Pray Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learninglisa.pray@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Language development
  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Mollie Rubin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmollie.rubin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
Elizabeth Self Assistant Professor of the Practice of Social Foundations of Education, Department of Teaching and Learningelizabeth.self@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Barbara Stengel Professor Emerita, Secondary Education, Department of Teaching and Learningbarbara.s.stengel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
Naomi Tyler Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Special Education Project Director, IRIS Centern.tyler@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for Educators
Jennifer Ufnar Interim Executive Director, Center for Science Outreach Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learningjennifer.a.ufnar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Anita A. Wager Associate Chair of Teacher Education, Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learninganita.wager@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Computational thinking
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Jessica Watkins Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningjessica.watkins@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
David Cole Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdavid.cole@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Kelly J. Duncan Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentkelly.j.duncan@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
Bradley T. Erford Program Director, Core Faculty, Professor, Human Development CounselingBradley.t.erford@Vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Stress and AdversityEmotional functioning
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Shane Hutton Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentshane.hutton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Kristopher Preacher Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentkris.preacher@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Joseph Rodgers Lois Autrey Betts Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjoseph.l.rodgers@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Hao Wu Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmenthao.wu.1@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Sandra Barnes Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsandra.l.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Racial Discrimination
Luis A. Leyva Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningluis.a.leyva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Social Networks
Yolanda J. McDonald Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentyolanda.j.mcdonald@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
Velma McBride Murry University Professor of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Department of Human and Organizational Development University Professor of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policyvelma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Sara Safransky Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsara.e.safransky@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Social Movements
Beth Shinn Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentmarybeth.shinn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
Marcia Barnes Professor, Department of Special Educationmarcia.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
Amy E. Booth Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading development and comprehension
Molly Collins Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmolly.collins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Laurie Cutting Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Educationlaurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Reading development and comprehension
Shannon M. Daniel Director of English Language Learner M.Ed. Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of English Language Learner Education, Department of Teaching and Learningshannon.m.daniel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
David Dickinson Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Dean Professor, Specialty in Poverty and Intervention Professor, Language and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdavid.dickinson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Douglas Fuchs Professor of Special Education and Nicholas Hobbs Chair of Special Education and Human Development and Professor Pediatrics in the Vanderbilt University Medical School, Department of Special Educationdoug.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Emily Phillips Galloway Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.phillips.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Kathy Ganske Research Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkathy.ganske@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Amanda Goodwin Associate Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamanda.goodwin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Robert Jiménez Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrobert.jimenez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
Christopher Lemons Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationchris.lemons@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Down Syndrome
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Ann Neely Associate Professor of the Practice, Children's Literature and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningann.neely@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Writing processes and development
Emily Pendergrass Director Reading Education Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.s.pendergrass@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Jeanne Peter Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learningjeanne.a.peter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Writing processes and development
Johanna Staubitz Instructor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationjohanna.l.staubitz@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jeanne Wanzek Professor, Currey-Ingram Chair in Special Education, Department of Special Educationjeanne.wanzek@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Marcia Barnes Professor, Department of Special Educationmarcia.barnes@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
Douglas Fuchs Professor of Special Education and Nicholas Hobbs Chair of Special Education and Human Development and Professor Pediatrics in the Vanderbilt University Medical School, Department of Special Educationdoug.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Christopher Lemons Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationchris.lemons@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Down Syndrome
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Jeanne Wanzek Professor, Currey-Ingram Chair in Special Education, Department of Special Educationjeanne.wanzek@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
David Dickinson Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Dean Professor, Specialty in Poverty and Intervention Professor, Language and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdavid.dickinson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Emily Phillips Galloway Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.phillips.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Kathy Ganske Research Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkathy.ganske@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Amanda Goodwin Associate Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamanda.goodwin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Department of Teaching and Learningjeannette.mancilla-martinez@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • High incidence disability
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Poverty and Children
  • Psychometrics
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Emily Pendergrass Director Reading Education Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.s.pendergrass@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
Douglas Fuchs Professor of Special Education and Nicholas Hobbs Chair of Special Education and Human Development and Professor Pediatrics in the Vanderbilt University Medical School, Department of Special Educationdoug.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Christopher Lemons Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationchris.lemons@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Down Syndrome
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Kimberly Paulsen Professor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationkim.paulsen@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Response to Intervention
Johanna Staubitz Instructor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationjohanna.l.staubitz@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jeanne Wanzek Professor, Currey-Ingram Chair in Special Education, Department of Special Educationjeanne.wanzek@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Marisa Cannata Research Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmarisa.a.cannata@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Paul Cobb Research Professor in Math Education, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningpaul.cobb@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesSchool and District Reform
Sean P. Corcoran Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationssean.corcoran@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and District Reform
  • School finance
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Carolyn J. Heinrich LPO Dept. Chair; Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscarolyn.j.heinrich@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • International education
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Catherine Gavin Loss Associate Professor of the Practice, Associate Dept. Chair; Coordinator of the Ed.D. Program, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscatherine.g.loss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
Michael A. Neel Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmichael.a.neel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsSchool and District Reform
  • School Effectiveness
Mollie Rubin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmollie.rubin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
Tracey M. Armstrong Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationstracey.m.armstrong@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School and organizational Leadership
Marisa Cannata Research Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmarisa.a.cannata@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Paul Cobb Research Professor in Math Education, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningpaul.cobb@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesSchool and District Reform
Xiu Cravens Associate Dean for International Affairs, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsxiu.cravens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and organizational Leadership
Jason Grissom Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Faculty Director, Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA)jason.grissom@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School Effectiveness
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Daniel L. LeBreton Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdaniel.l.lebreton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Stress and AdversityOrganizations and Organizational Change
Joseph Murphy Associate Dean, Special Projects, Office of the Dean Professor of Education; Endowed Mayborn Chair, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsjoseph.f.murphy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and organizational Leadership
Christine Quinn Trank Associate Professor of the Practice of Organization Leadership, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationschris.quinn.trank@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Social Movements
  • Symbolic representation
Mollie Rubin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmollie.rubin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
Marisa Cannata Research Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmarisa.a.cannata@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Sean P. Corcoran Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationssean.corcoran@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and District Reform
  • School finance
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Joanne Golann Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsj.golann@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Joseph Murphy Associate Dean, Special Projects, Office of the Dean Professor of Education; Endowed Mayborn Chair, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsjoseph.f.murphy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and organizational Leadership
Matthew Patrick Shaw Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmatthew.shaw@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Education law
  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Claire Smrekar Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsclaire.smrekar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Education law
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Joanne Golann Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsj.golann@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Mary Louise Hemmeter Professor, Department of Special Educationml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsPoverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Maury Nation Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingmaury.nation@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Inner-city Youth
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Poverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Marisa Cannata Research Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmarisa.a.cannata@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Sean P. Corcoran Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationssean.corcoran@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and District Reform
  • School finance
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Xiu Cravens Associate Dean for International Affairs, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsxiu.cravens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and organizational Leadership
Shaun M. Dougherty Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsshaun.dougherty@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Data informed decision making
  • Early childhood education
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • School Effectiveness
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • Workforce Development
Jason Grissom Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Faculty Director, Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA)jason.grissom@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School Effectiveness
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Carolyn J. Heinrich LPO Dept. Chair; Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscarolyn.j.heinrich@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • International education
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Joseph Murphy Associate Dean, Special Projects, Office of the Dean Professor of Education; Endowed Mayborn Chair, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsjoseph.f.murphy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and organizational Leadership
Michael A. Neel Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmichael.a.neel@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsSchool and District Reform
  • School Effectiveness
Mollie Rubin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmollie.rubin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
Christopher Candelaria Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationschris.candelaria@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School finance
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Sean P. Corcoran Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationssean.corcoran@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and District Reform
  • School finance
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Shaun M. Dougherty Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsshaun.dougherty@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Data informed decision making
  • Early childhood education
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • School Effectiveness
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • Workforce Development
Matthew Patrick Shaw Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmatthew.shaw@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Education law
  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Kelly J. Duncan Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentkelly.j.duncan@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
Bradley T. Erford Program Director, Core Faculty, Professor, Human Development CounselingBradley.t.erford@Vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Stress and AdversityEmotional functioning
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Nina Martin Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Director, Clinical and Developmental Research Track, Child Studiesnina.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Communities and Families
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Identity formation
  • Mental Health
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Jessica M. Perkins Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjessica.m.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Marginalization and discriminating processesMental Health
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Peer support
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Heather L. Smith Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingh.smith@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formationMental Health
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Bahr Weiss Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbahr.weiss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Marisa Cannata Research Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmarisa.a.cannata@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Joanne Golann Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsj.golann@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
Carolyn J. Heinrich LPO Dept. Chair; Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscarolyn.j.heinrich@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • International education
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Catherine Gavin Loss Associate Professor of the Practice, Associate Dept. Chair; Coordinator of the Ed.D. Program, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscatherine.g.loss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
Joseph Murphy Associate Dean, Special Projects, Office of the Dean Professor of Education; Endowed Mayborn Chair, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsjoseph.f.murphy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and organizational Leadership
Mollie Rubin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmollie.rubin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
Matthew Patrick Shaw Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmatthew.shaw@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Education law
  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Claire Smrekar Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsclaire.smrekar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Education law
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Paul Cobb Research Professor in Math Education, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningpaul.cobb@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesSchool and District Reform
Kelley L Durkin Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and LearningKelley.durkin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Noel Enyedy Professor, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningnoel.d.enyedy@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lisa Fazio Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentlisa.fazio@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Rogers Hall Professor, STEM and Learning Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrogers.hall@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Ilana Horn Professor, Math Education, Department of Teaching and Learningilana.horn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Heather Johnson Associate Professor of the Practice of Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningheather.j.johnson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Kevin Leander Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkevin.leander@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Writing processes and development
Richard Lehrer Research Professor, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningrich.lehrer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Luis A. Leyva Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningluis.a.leyva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Social Networks
Ebony O. McGee Associate Professor of Education, Diversity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Education, Department of Teaching and Learningebony.mcgee@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Amy Palmeri Assistant Professor of the Practice, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningamy.palmeri@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Bethany Rittle-Johnson Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbethany.rittle-johnson@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Jennifer Ufnar Interim Executive Director, Center for Science Outreach Research Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learningjennifer.a.ufnar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Identity formation
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Andrew Van Schaack Associate Dean for Online Programs, Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentandy.vanschaack@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Data informed decision making
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesStress and Adversity
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
Anita A. Wager Associate Chair of Teacher Education, Professor of the Practice of Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learninganita.wager@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Computational thinking
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Jessica Watkins Assistant Professor of Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningjessica.watkins@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Andrew Van Schaack Associate Dean for Online Programs, Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentandy.vanschaack@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Data informed decision making
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesStress and Adversity
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
Amy Needham Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.needham@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Sensory and motor development and functioning
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Erin Barton Associate Professor, Department of Special Educationerin.barton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Andrea Capizzi Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Special Educationandrea.capizzi@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Social and Emotional Development
Anjali Forber-Pratt Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentanjali.forber.pratt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • High incidence disability
  • Identity formation
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Social and Emotional Development
Mary Louise Hemmeter Professor, Department of Special Educationml.hemmeter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Professional Development for EducatorsPoverty and Children
  • School disciplinary practices/retention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Ann Kaiser Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, Department of Special Educationann.kaiser@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language development
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Social and Emotional Development
Joseph Lambert Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjoseph.m.lambert@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Jennifer Ledford Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationjennifer.ledford@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Blair Lloyd Assistant Professor, Department of Special Educationblair.lloyd@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Social and Emotional Development
Johanna Staubitz Instructor of the Practice, Department of Special Educationjohanna.l.staubitz@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • High incidence disability
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Response to Intervention
  • Social and Emotional Development
Brian D. Christens Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentb.christens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Jeremy Payne Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjeremy.m.payne@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social MovementsWorkforce Development
Douglas Perkins Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdouglas.d.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • International education
  • Learning Communities
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
Christine Quinn Trank Associate Professor of the Practice of Organization Leadership, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationschris.quinn.trank@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Social Movements
  • Symbolic representation
Sara Safransky Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsara.e.safransky@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Social Movements
Paul W. Speer Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentpaul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
Brian D. Christens Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentb.christens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
David Diehl Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdavid.diehl@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Peer support
  • Social Networks
Leigh Z. Gilchrist Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentleigh.z.gilchrist@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formationOrganizations and Organizational Change
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Networks
Luis A. Leyva Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningluis.a.leyva@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Equity and justice
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Social Networks
Jessica M. Perkins Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjessica.m.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Marginalization and discriminating processesMental Health
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Peer support
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Paul W. Speer Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentpaul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
Corey E. Brady Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learningcorey.brady@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Rogers Hall Professor, STEM and Learning Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learningrogers.hall@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Richard Lehrer Research Professor, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learningrich.lehrer@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Embodied cognition
  • Learning Communities
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Spatial reasoning
Marisa Cannata Research Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmarisa.a.cannata@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Shaun M. Dougherty Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsshaun.dougherty@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Data informed decision making
  • Early childhood education
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • School Effectiveness
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • Workforce Development
William Doyle Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsw.doyle@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Brent Evans Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsb.evans@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Jason Grissom Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Faculty Director, Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA)jason.grissom@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School Effectiveness
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Carolyn J. Heinrich LPO Dept. Chair; Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscarolyn.j.heinrich@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • International education
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Christopher P. Loss Associate Professor of History Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Chancellor Faculty Fellow (2016–18)c.loss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Historical analys of policy
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Matthew Patrick Shaw Assistant Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmatthew.shaw@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Education law
  • Historical analys of policy
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Claire Smrekar Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsclaire.smrekar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Education law
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • School Choice
  • School Reform Strategies
  • State and Federal Education Policy
Adela Soliz Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsadela.r.soliz@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Data informed decision making
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Sarah Brown-Schmidt Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsarah.brown-schmidt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Theory of Mind
Sun-Joo Cho Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsj.cho@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Statistical Methods and Theory
David Cole Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdavid.cole@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Shane Hutton Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentshane.hutton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Nina Martin Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Director, Clinical and Developmental Research Track, Child Studiesnina.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Communities and Families
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Identity formation
  • Mental Health
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Kristopher Preacher Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentkris.preacher@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Joseph Rodgers Lois Autrey Betts Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjoseph.l.rodgers@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Sonya Sterba Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsonya.sterba@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Hao Wu Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmenthao.wu.1@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
Paul Yoder Professor, Department of Special Educationpaul.yoder@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood education
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Parenting
  • Play-based educational interventions
  • Psychometrics
  • Response to Intervention
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
David Cole Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdavid.cole@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Psychometrics
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Bruce Compas Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbruce.compas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Jenni Dunbar Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjenni.p.dunbar@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Bradley T. Erford Program Director, Core Faculty, Professor, Human Development CounselingBradley.t.erford@Vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Stress and AdversityEmotional functioning
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Judy Garber Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjudy.garber@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Theory of Mind
Vicki Harris Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Development Director, Applied Professional Track, Child Studies Program Coordinator, Specialty in Poverty and Interventionvicki.s.harris@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Emotional functioning
  • Inner-city YouthDevelopmental psychopathology
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Kathryn Leigh Humphreys Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • Stress and Adversity
Autumn Kujawaautumn.kujawa@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
Daniel L. LeBreton Lecturer, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentdaniel.l.lebreton@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Equity and justice
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Stress and AdversityOrganizations and Organizational Change
Nina Martin Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counseling Director, Clinical and Developmental Research Track, Child Studiesnina.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Communities and Families
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Identity formation
  • Mental Health
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Stress and Adversity
Velma McBride Murry University Professor of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Department of Human and Organizational Development University Professor of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policyvelma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Beth Shinn Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentmarybeth.shinn@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
Craig Smith Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Undergraduate Affairs, Office of the Dean Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentcraig.a.smith@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Stress and Adversity
Heather L. Smith Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingh.smith@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Identity formationMental Health
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Andrew Van Schaack Associate Dean for Online Programs, Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentandy.vanschaack@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Data informed decision making
  • Non-traditional schooling or non-public schooling
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching PracticesStress and Adversity
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
Bahr Weiss Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Human Development Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentbahr.weiss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Child abuse
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Poverty and Children
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
Gabrielle Chapman Center for Translational Justice Research Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentgabrielle.chapman@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice reform
  • Data informed decision making
  • Delinquency
  • Equity and justice
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Brian D. Christens Associate Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentb.christens@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Community organizing
  • Equity and justice
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social Movements
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Bradley T. Erford Program Director, Core Faculty, Professor, Human Development CounselingBradley.t.erford@Vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Stress and AdversityEmotional functioning
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Andrew Finch Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development Core Faculty, Human Development Counselingandrew.j.finch@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Peer support
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Velma McBride Murry University Professor of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Department of Human and Organizational Development University Professor of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Health Policyvelma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Delinquency
  • Identity formation
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Jessica M. Perkins Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjessica.m.perkins@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Marginalization and discriminating processesMental Health
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Peer support
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Social Networks
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Sarah V. Suiter Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentsarah.v.suiter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Communities and Families
  • Equity and justice
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Neighborhoods and communities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
James R. Booth Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjames.booth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Julia Noland Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjulia.noland@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Christine Quinn Trank Associate Professor of the Practice of Organization Leadership, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationschris.quinn.trank@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • Social Movements
  • Symbolic representation
Georgene Troseth Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentgeorgene.troseth@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Parenting
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Symbolic representation
Christopher Candelaria Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationschris.candelaria@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School finance
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Marisa Cannata Research Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsmarisa.a.cannata@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Sean P. Corcoran Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationssean.corcoran@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School Choice
  • School Effectiveness
  • School and District Reform
  • School finance
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Shaun M. Dougherty Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsshaun.dougherty@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Data informed decision making
  • Early childhood education
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • School Effectiveness
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • Workforce Development
Jason Grissom Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Faculty Director, Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA)jason.grissom@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • School Effectiveness
  • School and organizational Leadership
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
Sarah Brown-Schmidt Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentsarah.brown-schmidt@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Neuropsychology
  • Statistical Methods and Theory
  • Theory of Mind
Lynn Fuchs Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment, Department of Special Educationlynn.fuchs@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Atypical functioning and development
  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computational thinking
  • Early childhood education
  • English language learners
  • Inclusion of children with special needs
  • Interventions for children with disabilities
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language development
  • Language development
  • Language processing
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical learning and disabilities
  • Poverty and Children
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Scientific and Mathematical thinking and development
  • Symbolic representation
  • Theory of Mind
Judy Garber Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjudy.garber@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Emotional functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Theory of Mind
Jonathan D. Lane Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentjonathan.lane@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
Daniel Levin Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdaniel.t.levin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Megan Saylor Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentm.saylor@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language processing
  • Theory of Mind
Bradley T. Erford Program Director, Core Faculty, Professor, Human Development CounselingBradley.t.erford@Vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Psychometrics
  • School Psychology and Counseling
  • Stress and Adversity
  • Stress and AdversityEmotional functioning
  • Substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Daniel Levin Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentdaniel.t.levin@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Theory of Mind
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Amy Needham Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Psychology and Human Developmentamy.needham@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Cognition and Perception
  • Cognition and cognitive development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Sensory and motor development and functioning
  • Visual Perception and Learning
Shaun M. Dougherty Associate Professor of Public Policy & Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsshaun.dougherty@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Data informed decision making
  • Early childhood education
  • Low-incidence disabilities
  • School Effectiveness
  • School finance
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • Workforce Development
Susan Douglas Associate Professor of the Practice of Human Development, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Program Director, Leadership and Organizational Performancesusan.douglas@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Data informed decision making
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Workforce Development
Carolyn J. Heinrich LPO Dept. Chair; Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationscarolyn.j.heinrich@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • International education
  • School Effectiveness
  • School Reform Strategies
  • School and District Reform
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Christopher P. Loss Associate Professor of History Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Chancellor Faculty Fellow (2016–18)c.loss@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Historical analys of policy
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Jeremy Payne Lecturer, Department of Human and Organizational Developmentjeremy.m.payne@Vanderbilt.Edu

Focus Areas:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Organizations and Organizational Change
  • Social MovementsWorkforce Development
Adela Soliz Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizationsadela.r.soliz@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • College access and completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Data informed decision making
  • Financial aid
  • State and Federal Education Policy
  • Workforce Development
Emily Phillips Galloway Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningemily.phillips.galloway@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Marginalization and discriminating processes
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Kathy Ganske Research Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkathy.ganske@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • English language learners
  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Reading intervention
  • Writing processes and development
Melanie Hundley Associate Professor of the Practice, English Education, Department of Teaching and Learningmelanie.hundley@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development
Kevin Leander Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningkevin.leander@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Identity formation
  • Informal out-of-school learning environments
  • Literacy
  • Philosophy of teaching and schooling
  • Science, Technology, Arts and Math Teaching Practices
  • Writing processes and development
Ann Neely Associate Professor of the Practice, Children's Literature and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningann.neely@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Children's literature
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Writing processes and development
Jeanne Peter Principal Senior Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learningjeanne.a.peter@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Learning Communities
  • Literacy
  • Reading development and comprehension
  • Writing processes and development
Deborah Wells Rowe Department Chair, Professor of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learningdeborah.w.rowe@vanderbilt.edu

Focus Areas:

  • Classroom discourse
  • Digital and multimodal literacy
  • Embodied cognition
  • English language learners
  • Literacy
  • Writing processes and development