Faculty

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Meet the faculty who are involved in the Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education (CCGSE).

William BarbaWilliam Barba

Clinical Professor of Higher Education. Research interestsinclude educational leadership and policy. Courses include Foundations of Higher Education, Historical Bases of Higher Education, Critical Issues in Higher Education, Higher Education in U.S., Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education, Supervised Professional Experience, and Law & Education.

Janina Brutt-GrifflerJanina Brutt-Griffler

Professor of Foreign and Second Language Education, ELP Department Chair, and Director of the Center. Research interests include the understanding of language use in society, educational and language policy, and higher education. Courses include Doctoral Seminar in Sociolinguistics, Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition, and Linguistics for Second Language Education.

Nathan Daun-BarnettNathan Daun-Barnett

Associate Professor of Higher Education. Research interests include college access and choice in U.S. higher education and public policy in higher education. Courses include  Financing Higher Education, Program Evaluation and Assessment, Organization and Governance in Higher Education, and College Choice and Access in U.S.

Stephen DunnettStephen Dunnett

Professor of Foreign and Second Language Education, Director of English Language Institute, Vice Provost for International Education. Research interests include learning and instruction.

Jeremy FinnJeremy Finn

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology. Research interests include school organization and class size, student engagement, disengagement, and dropping out, students at risk, and using quantitative methods to study policy issues. Courses include Statistical Methods of Educational Inference, Multivariate Statistical Techniques, and Doctoral Seminar on Educational Psychology Research.

Seong Won HanSeong Won Han

Assistant Professor of Educational Culture, Policy and Society. Research interests include international and comparative education, gender inequality in STEM, educational policy, and teacher quality. Courses include Comparative and Global Studies in Education, Education and Social Stratification, and Foundations of Education.

Megan HollandMegan Holland

Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration. Research interests include sociology of education K-20, educational transition, college access, and racial and ethnic diversity. Courses include Higher Education in U.S., Changing Social Contexts for Education Leaders, Organization and Governance in Higher Education, and Educational Transitions P-20.

Stephen JacobsonStephen Jacobson

UB Distinguished Professor of Educational Administration. Research interests include effective principal leadership in challenging, high needs schools, the reform of school leadership preparation and practice, and teacher compensation and labor market behavior. Courses include American Education for International Students, Reforming Teacher Compensation, and School & District Capacity Building.

Bruce JohnstoneBruce Johnstone

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Higher and Comparative Education and Director of the International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project. Research interests include higher education finance, higher education governance, and international comparative higher education. Courses include Comparative Higher Education and International Comparative Education Finance.

Erin KearneyErin Kearney

Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction. Research interests include cultural dimensions of foreign/second language teaching and learning, language teacher development and education, early foreign language learning and language awareness, and classroom discourse and interaction in L2 settings. Courses include Advanced Methods for Teaching LOTE and Understanding/Teaching Second Language Culture.

Namsook KimNamsook Kim

Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy and Assistant Director of the Center. Research interests include transformative pedagogy and multilingual, multicultural education. Courses include Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice, Cultural Diversity in Higher Education, Language, Culture, and Education in a Global Society, Sociology of Education, Principles of L1 and L2  Acquisition, and Linguistics for L2 Education.

Jaekyung LeeJaekyung Lee

Dean and Professor of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology. Research interests include education accountability policy and high-stakes testing, P-16 education pathways and school interventions, educational equity and achievement gaps, and international and comparative education. Courses include Fundamentals of Educational Research and Hierarchical Linear Model.

Xiufeng LiuXiufeng Liu

Professor of Learning and Instruction and Director of the Center for Educational Innovation. Research interests include science assessment, applications of Rasch measurement, opportunity-to-learn, and civic scientific literacy. Courses include Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction, and Science of Learning (CISL), Interdisciplinary Science Engineering Partnership, and Research in Science Education: Learning Theories in STEM.

Lilliam MalaveLilliam Malave

Associate Professor of Bilingual Education. Research interests include learning and instruction. Courses include Research Methods in Bilingualism, L2 Acquisition and English Language Learners & Emergent Bilinguals in Early Childhood and Childhood: Theory & Practice, Methods ESL Content Areas, and Bilingualism & Cognition: Current Research Findings.

Deborah Moore-RussoDeborah Moore-Russo

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction, Director of the Gifted Math Program, and Chair of the Department of Learning and Instruction. Research interests include multimodal communication, visualization, and reasoning related to geometric and spatial concepts, use of technology to enhance the meaning-making process in postsecondary STEM education, and reflection in teaching and the disciplinary obligation. Courses include Technology in Secondary Mathematics, and Math Reasoning.

Raechele PopeRaechele Pope

Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs. Research interests include multicultural competence, psychosocial development of students of color, multicultural organization development, and transformative leadership. Courses include The American College Student, Cultural Diversity in Higher Education, New Futures for Higher Education, Student Development, and Practicum in Higher Education Research.

Anastasia RiazantzevaAnastasia Riazantzeva

Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction. Research interests include L2 writing, second language acquisition, and language assessment. Courses include Academic English for International Students, Assessment of L2 Proficiency, and Doctoral Seminar in L2 Writing.

Sharon L. RaimondiSharon L. Raimondi

Visiting Professor and Director of Joint Ph.D. Program in Special Education. Research interests include special education and technology. Courses include Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Regular Education Classroom, Theories of Learning and Behavior, and Single Subject Research.

Thomas RammingThomas Ramming

Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Administration. Research interests include leadership in schools. Courses include Collective Bargaining, Clinical Seminar Interns, Leading an Effective School District, and School Business Administration.

Sarah A. RobertSarah A. Robert

Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction and Director of Social Studies Education Program. Research interests politics and policies of education reform, teachers' work and teachers' knowledge, gender, and globalization and neoliberalism. Courses include Introduction to Social Studies Education, Gender in Education, and Research in Social Studies Education.

Margaret SalleeMargaret Sallee

Associate Professor of Higher Education. Research interests include faculty work, graduate student socialization, work/life balance, and gender and masculinities. Courses include Historical Bases of Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, The College Professoriate, and Organization and Governance in Higher Education.

Ji-Won SonJi-Won Son

Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction. Research interests include mathematics textbook analysis, implemented curriculum/performance assessment, teacher knowledge and beliefs, and international comparative study. Courses include Teaching Mathematics: Early Childhood,  Improving Elementary Mathematics Instruction, and Math Problem Posing & Solving.

Corrie Stone-JohnsonCorrie Stone-Johnson

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration. Research interests include educational change, educational leadership, teacher cultures, and micropolitics. Courses include Nature of Inquiry, Curriculum & Instruction Leadership, and Problems & Paradigms in Educational Administration.

X. Christine WangX. Christine Wang

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction and Director of the Fisher-Price Early Childhood Research Center. Research interests include technology and early learning & development, digital literacies and science inquiry, and early education in international contexts. Courses include Childhood Development and Learning and Qualitative Research Methods in Education.

Lois WeisLois Weis

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Educational Culture, Policy and Society. Research interests include race, class, and gender in American schools. Courses include Qualitative Research Methods in Education, Education and Socialization, and Writing Dissertation Proposals.

Jianqiang WangJianqiang Wang

Associate Professor of Library and Information Studies. Research interests include information retrieval under uncertainty, multilingual information access, and e-discovery. Courses include Introduction to Information Technology.