Focus Area in CGE: Faculty

William Barba, Clinical Professor of Higher Education. Research interests include educational leadership and policy. Courses include Foundations of Higher Education, Historical Bases of Higher Education, Critical Issues in Higher Education, Higher Education in U.S., Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education, Supervised Professional Experience, and Law & Education.

Janina Brutt-Griffler, Professor of Foreign Language Education, ELP Department Chair, and Director of the Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education. Research interests include the understanding of language use in society, educational and language policy, and higher education. Courses include Doctoral Program Guide CGE Seminar in Sociolinguistics, Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition, and Linguistics in Second
Language Education.

Nathan Daun-Barnett, Assistant Professor of Higher Education. Research interests include college access and choice in U.S. higher education and public policy in higher education. Courses include Financing Higher Education, Program Evaluation and Assessment, Organization and Governance in Higher Education, and College Choice and Access in U. S.

Greg Dimitriadis, Professor of Educational Culture, Policy and Society and GSE Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Research interests include qualitative methods, urban education, educational policy, and popular culture. Courses include Sociological Bases of Education, Qualitative Research Methods, Sociology of School Knowledge, and Education and Globalization.

Seong Won Han, Assistant Professor of Educational Culture, Policy and Society. Research interests include international and comparative education, gender inequality in STEM, educational policy, and teacher quality. Courses include Comparative and Global Studies in Education, Education and Social Stratification, and Foundations of Education.

Megan Holland, Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration. Research interests include sociology of education K-20, educational transitions, college access, and racial and ethnic diversity. Courses include Higher Education in U.S., Changing Social Contexts for Education Leaders, Organization and Governance in Higher Education, and Educational Transitions P-20.

Stephen L. Jacobson, UB Distinguished Professor of Educational Administration. Research interests include effective principal leadership in challenging, high needs schools, the reform of school leadership preparation and practice, and teacher compensation and labor market behavior. Courses include American Education for International Students, Reforming Teacher Compensation, and School & District Capacity Building.

D. Bruce Johnstone, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Higher and Comparative Education Emeritus and Director of the International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project. Research interests include higher education finance, higher education governance, and international comparative higher education. Courses include Comparative Higher Education and International Comparative Education Finance.

Namsook Kim, Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy and Assistant Director of the Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education. Research interests include transformative education in a multilingual, multicultural, global society. Courses include Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice, Cultural Diversity in Higher Education, Language, Culture, Education in a Global Society, Principles of First and Second Language Acquisition, and Linguistics in Second Language Education.

Raechele Pope, Associate Professor of Higher Education Student Affairs. Research interests include multicultural competence, psychosocial development of students of color, multicultural organization development, and transformative leadership. Courses include The American College Student, Cultural Diversity in Higher Education, New Futures for Higher Education, Student Development, and Practicum in Higher Education Research.

Thomas M. Ramming, Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Administration. Research interests include leadership in schools. Courses include Collective Bargaining, Clinical Seminar Interns, Leading and Effective School District, and School Business Administration.

Margaret Sallee, Assistant Professor of Higher Education. Research interests include faculty work, graduate student socialization, work/life balance, and gender and masculinities. Courses include Historical Bases of Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, The College Professoriate, and Organization and Governance in Higher Education.

Steven Simpson, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy. Research interests include economics of education. Courses include Economics of Education, Financing Higher Education, Education in a Global Economy, and Critical Issues in Higher Education.

Corrie Stone-Johnson, Assistant Professor of Educational Administration. Research interests include educational change, educational leadership, teacher cultures, and micropolitics. Courses include Nature of Inquiry, Curriculum & Instruction Leadership, and Problems & Paradigms in Educational Administration.

Lois Weis, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Educational Culture, Policy and Society. Research interests include race, class, and gender in American schools. Courses include Qualitative Research Methods in Education, Education and Socialization, and Writing Dissertation Proposals.