Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy
Motoko Akiba is an expert on teacher policy and reform, including teacher professional development, teacher evaluation, and teacher compensation. She conducts policy and leadership research on the state and school district supports associated with improvement of the teaching profession in the U.S. as well as other countries.
Associate Professor in School of Teacher Education
Jakubowski is interested in both general teacher education and development and the infusion of technology into mathematics teaching and learning, and ways to ensure mathematics equity. She taught mathematics and computer science for four years at the middle grades level and has also taught in summer programs for high school students. Her research interests include teacher education learning and development, policy issues in teacher education, and equity.
Research Faculty, Early Childhood Education and Literacy Specialist
Marty’s work focuses on improving pre-primary and primary education in low and middle-income countries, with expertise in early childhood education and development, literacy instruction, and education research. She has managed large-scale longitudinal research projects and created assessments for English-minority-speaking preschool children. Her work in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean aims to strengthen the instructional and research capacity of higher education institutions’ teacher training programs to build a cadre of teachers competent to implement evidence-based literacy instructional practices.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy
Rutledge is an expert in school reform policy effects, educator response to school reform policies, principal and teacher work in context of school reform, teacher quality policy implications and parental influence on school reform.