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College of Education

Education Administration, Ed.S. Program Faculty

 

Kathleen Cunningham, Ph.D.

Katie Cunningham, Ph.D.

Kathleen Mary Winn Cunningham is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policies in the Wardlaw College of Education at the University of South Carolina. Prior to her doctoral studies at the University of Iowa, she was a middle school teacher in Wisconsin. After earning her Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies, she served as a postdoctoral research associate for the University Council for Educational Administration at the University of Virginia.

Suzy Hardie, Ph.D.

Suzy Hardie, Ph.D.

Suzy Hardie is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator of the Master’s and Education Specialist’s programs in Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina. She analyzes effective school leadership in high-needs urban and rural schools.  Through research, she knows of the importance of context, so she helps to educate administrative interns to be able to be successful leaders in any school context.  Since the highest teacher and leader shortage is in rural areas of the state, she focuses on key elements of talent management and establishing an induction program for new leaders through the first three years of their tenure to help diminish the teacher attrition.  

David G. Martinez, Ph.D.

David G. Martinez, Ph.D.

Davíd G. Martínez is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policies in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. He has worked extensively in marginalized, LatinX, and Native American communities as an advocate, researcher, and teacher. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, Davíd was an Educational Administrator in Northern Illinois, and a middle school and high school educator. Davíd earned his doctorate under the mentorship of Professors David C. Berliner, Margarita Pivovarova, and Sherman Dorn at Arizona State University.

Peter Moyi, Ph.D.

Peter Moyi, Ph.D.

Peter Moyi is an associate professor in Educational Leadership and Policies. His research focuses on school leadership in schools serving poor and marginalized children. In addition, he examines the causes, patterns, and consequences of unequal access to school. He teaches graduate courses in educational inequality, instructional leadership, and education policy.

Daniel Spikes, Ph.D.

Daniel Spikes, Ph.D.

Daniel Spikes is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina. His research interests focus on racial disparities in educational outcomes and the policies and practices of school districts, schools, and school leaders that serve to perpetuate and/or ameliorate these disparities. He also focuses on the professional development of adult learners on cultural proficiency and/or anti-racism and how this development contributes to the improvement of racial outcomes.

Henry Tran, Ph.D.

Henry Tran, Ph.D.

Henry Tran is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policies who studies issues related to education human resources (HR) and finance. He has published numerous articles on the topics, including several with students. He holds two national HR certifications and serves on the Board of Advisors and Board of Trustees for the National Education Finance Academy. He is also the editor of the Journal of Education Human Resources and the Director of the Talent Centered Education Leadership Initiative. Prior to his professorship, Tran served as an HR practitioner in both the private sector and in public education. He draws from both experiences in his research and teaching.

Rose Ylimaki, Ph.D.

Rose Ylimaki, Ph.D.

Rose M. Ylimaki is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Policies at the University of South Carolina. She locates her work at the intersection of curriculum studies and educational leadership. Ylimaki brings her knowledge of complex education ideologies, curriculum policies and practices at international, national, and local (community and school) levels to administrative audiences. Her most recent project bridging curriculum and educational leadership studies with Michael Uljens (Abo Akademi, Finland) bridges educational leadership studies, curriculum theory, and Didaktik with a deeper root in education theory.


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