Peabody College of Education Faculty

Peabody College of Education

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.

Stephen P. Heyneman (email)
Professor of International Education Policy in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (Ph.D., University of Chicago).  Has led education sector policy and operations for 23 years; among the 60 countries of education policy work experience include Brazil, El Salvador, Chile, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.

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.

Andrew Hostetler (email)
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Social Studies Education, Department of Teaching and Learning (Ph.D., Kent State University).  Pedagogy and students’ learning of civic engagement, active citizenship, and social justice in social studies education.  Collaborator on CLAS teacher workshops and LAS training for future teachers.

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.

Kevin Leander (email)
Associate Professor Department of Teaching and Learning (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).  Secondary English education; literacy, social space, technology, and sociocultural theory.  Research and presentation in Brazil; partner for planned field school in Oaxaca.

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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