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Corrie Stone-Johnson, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
471 Baldy Hall
Corrie Stone-Johnson earned her B.A. in English at Tufts University. After teaching for three years in New York City, two with the Teach For America program, she earned her M.A. in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Boston College. Dr. Stone-Johnson joined the UB faculty in 2010 and teaches in the educational administration program.
Dr. Stone-Johnson's research in educational change and leadership is situated at the intersection of culture and context and focuses closely on the social and cultural aspects of change, highlighting the ways in which people interact to foster or impede reform in a context of accountability. She is particularly concerned with understanding the social and organizational cultures within which teachers, leaders, and school support staff experience accountability, and how social structures in school promote or hinder change. Over the last several years, her research has examined such topics as generations and change; relationships between school leaders and school communities; and curriculum leadership. Her work has been or will soon be published in Education and Urban Society, International Journal of Leadership in Education, Journal of Educational Change, and Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. She has published one single-authored and two co-authored book chapters as well, with a new co-authored chapter to be published next year.
Dr. Stone-Johnson teaches courses that examine educational leadership and school change from a variety of perspectives. These courses include Changing Educational Organizations; Curriculum and Instructional Leadership; Leading Curriculum and Instructional Improvement; School and District Capacity Building; and Teacher Leadership for School Improvement. Beginning in Fall 2013 she will teach Nature of Inquiry, which will introduce students to educational research.
Dr. Stone-Johnson is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). She is also an active participant in the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), where she represents the university at the plenary session each year. She is a frequent reviewer, presenter, and discussant at AERA and UCEA conferences and also serves as a reviewer for journals in the areas of educational administration and educational change including Discourse, Journal of Educational Change, and Journal of School Leadership.