Peabody College of Education Faculty

Peabody College of Education


Ashley Carse (email)
Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development (Ph.D., UNC).  Environmental management, international development, global transportation networks, and social dimensions of infrastructure in Panama; interdisciplinary research bridges anthropology, development studies, geography, history, and science and technology studies.

Xiu Cravens (email)
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (Ph.D., Vanderbilt).  Educational reform policies, methodological challenges of cross-cultural comparison and generalization in international education policy research; leads CLAS evaluation program.

Shannon Daniel (email)
Lecturer, Department of Teaching and Learning (Ph.D., University of Maryland).  Refinement of teacher education and professional development, coordinator of the pre-service ELL teaching practicum, advisor for undergraduates pursuing Second Language Studies major; collaborates with CLAS on MNPS outreach.

Stella Flores (email)
Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy & Organizations (Ed.D., Harvard University).  Professor Flores’ work employs large-scale databases and quantitative methods to investigate the impact of state and federal policies on college access and completion for low-income and underrepresented populations; 2013 Discovery grant for research in Chile.

Brian Heuser (email)
Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (Ed.D., Vanderbilt).  Comparative education, international organizations and economic
development, education policy, and international service learning.

Robert T. Jiménez (email)
Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture; Department of Teaching and Learning, Peabody College (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).  Academic achievement of Latino students and their transnational language and literacy practices.

Sarah V. Suiter (email)
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development; Director of the Master’s Program in Community Development and Action (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University).  Social determinants of health; community-based organizations and development; research methods and ethics; current project in Dominican Republic.

Zina Yzquierdo (email)
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education and IRIS Center (Ph.D., University of New Mexico). Development of evidenced-based multi-media curriculums for pre-service and in-service educators that improve the education of students with learning disabilities; used in Guatemala, Venezuela and elsewhere.

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