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 of Measurement & Statistics
Almond is an expert on educational psychology, with an emphasis on measurement and statistics, as well as teacher qualifications and school outcomes with particular focus on teacher knowledge and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department
Beatty is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department in the College of Education. He teaches courses in the undergraduate leadership certificate and conducts research with the Leadership and Learning Research Center.
His research foci includes exploring the intersections of gender and race in leadership education, leadership development of students of color on historically white college campuses and global leadership education for undergraduate students. His recent publications center on topics that include: supporting undergraduate Black women through Sister Circles, gains in leadership capacity for high achieving Black men leaders and supporting undergraduate men in leadership education through liberatory pedagogy.
Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Educational Statistics
Becker is an expert on educational psychology, with an emphasis on measurement and statistics, as well as teacher qualifications and school outcomes with particular focus on teacher knowledge and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Clark is an expert in mathematical knowledge for teaching, use of history of mathematics in teaching, history of mathematics, professional development of teachers, and qualitative research methodology.
Professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies
Dennen researches online learning, online communities, knowledge networks and social media use in K-12 education. Within these areas, she focuses on issues such as learning activity design, identity, privacy, and ethical technology use.
Dean Emerita and Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research
Driscoll is Dean Emerita of the FSU College of Education and the Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research. Her research focuses on learning systems and instruction.
Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Ebener is Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems. Ebener’s research focuses on psychological and social factors that influence an individual’s coping and adaptation to disability and chronic illness, as well as recovery from substance use disorders. Her current research examines positive psychology constructs of humor, spirituality and optimism as coping mechanisms in recovery and adaptation.
Frances Eppes Professor of Education
Foorman is an expert in reading, assessment and language development. She is director emeritus of the Florida Center for Reading Research and director of the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast at Florida State University.
Associate Professor of Higher Education
Guthrie is an expert on leadership in higher education, including the teaching and learning of leadership, culturally relevant leadership learning, and professional development for higher education administrators.
Teaching Faculty in Special Education
Hardin’s areas of interests include culturally responsive teaching, academic engagement for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, and teacher preparation for students with disabilities.
Assistant Professor of Foreign and Second Language Education
Hiver is an expert on second and foreign language acquisition and language pedagogy. His research explores how classroom instruction links to learners’ investment, expenditure of effort, participation and engagement with languages.
Louis W. and Elizabeth N. Bender Endowed Professor of Higher Education
Hu is an expert on higher education finance, Florida’s Bright Futures program and college access.
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Jaber researches students’ engagement and emotions in learning science, both in face-to-face and in online settings. She also examines ways to support pre-service and in-service teachers in their efforts to promote students’ engagement through responsive teaching.
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.
Jeong is an associate professor in the College of Education’s Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies program in the Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems. He is an expert on online discourse, computer supported collaborative argumentation and learning analytics.
Professor of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems
Ke’s research focuses on digital game-based learning, inclusive design of computer supported collaborative learning, mixed-reality integrated immersive learning and adaptive e-learning.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and director of the Children's Learning Clinic
Dr. Kofler is the director and founder of the Children’s Learning Clinic. His research focuses on identifying strengths and building capabilities in children with ADHD. His primary research goals are to identify ways to improve ADHD behavioral treatment and also develop ADHD-centric, game-based neurocognitive training. This research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the FSU Psychology Department.
Dr. Kofler is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and Virginia. He has published more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters on topics related to childhood ADHD, and he serves on the editorial boards of Child Neuropsychology and the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. He is a recipient of the Young Scientist Research Award from the national ADHD advocacy group CHADD.
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Krach’s research focuses on improving assessment and intervention practices in the field of social-emotional/behavioral skills with a through the use of emerging technologies. Krach is licensed as a psychologist in the states of Florida, Nevada and Alabama and holds the credential of Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
Associate Professor of Higher Education and Sociology
Perez-Felkner’s research uses developmental and sociological perspectives to examine how young women and men’s social contexts influence their college and career outcomes. She focuses on the mechanisms that shape entry into and persistence in institutions and fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented. In particular, she investigates racial-ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic disparities in entry to scientific career fields, in the U.S. and globally.
Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology & School Psychology
Pfeiffer’s areas of research focus on the identification and development of gifted and talented students, the unique social and emotional needs of high ability children and youth, and the effective parenting to raise well-adjusted and successful children and youth.
Senior Research Associate at Learning Systems Institute (LS)
Ramos-Mattoussi’s areas of expertise are related to international education and development; gender, nonformal adult education; visual sociology qualitative research methods (gender, health, child labor, community-based initiatives, etc.); and literacy. She’s worked in over 25 countries in the last 30 years managing international development projects in the education sector and is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.c
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Root is an expert in special education, with an emphasis on evidence-based practices for students with autism and intellectual disability and use of applied-behavior analysis in education settings.
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.
Anne & John Daves Professor of Science Education
Southerland’s research focuses on barriers and pathways to change in educational practice, science teacher learning, effective practices to support teacher and student learning, and understanding the role culture and beliefs in science teaching and learning.
Director of the Office of Information and Instructional Technologies
Vyortkina directs the College of Education’s Office of Information and Instructional Technologies (OIIT), where she encourages faculty and students to use e-learning strategies and technologies to enhance learning, teaching, assessment and research. As part of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) task force, she is involved in developing competencies for educators working in blended and online learning and teaching environments.