Overview

The Educational Research program at the University of Alabama focuses on Research Methodology and prepares scholars to critically engage in educational research and evaluation, develop appropriate and innovative research designs, and contribute conceptually sound analyses to the overlapping fields of education, the social sciences, and the health sciences.  The strength of our program centers around a core of collaborative faculty and prominent scholars who remain dedicated to the development and application of dynamic research methodologies situated within contemporary conceptual frameworks.  Areas of specialization within our degree program include qualitative methods, quantitative methods, mixed-methodology, psychometrics, and evaluation.

Committed to Diversity

The UA Educational Research Program is committed to cultivating a scholarly community that celebrates values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Guided by these firm commitments, we embrace a holistic perspective of diversity, which includes race; ethnicity and national origin; gender, including gender identity and expressions; sexualities; age, socioeconomic status; disabilities; religion and spirituality; as well as other identities and ideologies. Our program strives to create and actively promote a welcoming and supportive environment where diverse perspectives are encouraged, recognized, and respected.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton

Program

Certificates

The Educational Research Program also houses two specialized certificates:  Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research and Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Educational Research.  These certificates are open to any other degree program outside of Educational Research and require 15 credit hours of BER courses.

Faculty

Dr. Rana Al-Khatib-Eloubeidi

Clinical Assistant Professor, Quantitative Research
rmeloubeidi@ua.edu

Dr. Chunhua Cao

Assistant Professor, Quantitative Research
ccao6@ua.edu

Dr. Wenjing Guo

Clinical Assistant Professor, Qualitative Research
wguo9@ua.edu

Dr. Kelly Guyotte

Associate Professor, Qualitative Research & Director, Diversity Initiatives and Faculty Development
kwguyotte@ua.edu
Pedagogy
Visual Methodologies

Dr. Karl Hamner

Director, Office of Evaluation
Clinical Professor, Educational Research
khamner@ua.edu

Dr. Stacy Hughey-Surman

Clinical Associate Professor,
Educational Research
ssurman@ua.edu

Dr. Joni Lakin

Professor, Educational Research
jlakin@ua.edu

Dr. Michael Lawson

Department Head & Associate Professor, Educational Research
malawson1@ua.edu

Dr. Joon-Ho Lee

Assistant Professor, Educational Research
jlee296@ua.edu

Dr. Wenchao Ma

Assistant Professor, Educational Research
wenchao.ma@ua.edu
205-348-9229
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Dr. Kaiwen Man

Assistant Professor, Educational Measurement/Quantitative Studies
kman@ua.edu

Dr. Shena Sanchez

Assistant Professor, Qualitative Research
shena.sanchez@ua.edu

Dr. Randall Schumacker

Professor, Educational Research
rschumacker@ua.edu
website

Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton

Associate Professor, Qualitative Research
sashelton@ua.edu
website

Dr. Stefanie Wind

Associate Professor, Measurement and Evaluation
stefanie.wind@ua.edu
website


Staff

Suzanne Gibson

Faculty Support
swgibson3@ua.edu
306D Carmichael
205-348-5174