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.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Sara Tomek
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.
Dr. Karl HamnerClinical Associate Professor, Educational Research
Dr. Stacy Hughey-SurmanClinical Associate Professor, Educational Research
Evaluating Collective Impact
Dr. Wei LiAssistant Professor, Educational Research
Statistical Power Analysis
Educational Policy Evaluation
Dr. Sara TomekAssociate Professor, Educational Research