Educational Leadership and Policy Assistant Professors Lauren Schudde and Terrance Green were recently awarded NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2018-2019. The highly competitive award enables early career scholars to work in critical areas of education research. The fellowship award of $70,000 is intended to assist with the fellow’s salary replacement and research expenses for the year.
Lauren Schudde, a two-time recipient of the fellowship, researches inequality in postsecondary educational outcomes and returns, particularly across socioeconomic status. Her proposal “Laying Bare the Hidden Curriculum: The Effect of Institutional Practices on Vertical Transfer from Community Colleges” examines which policies and practices best improve the outcomes of community college students with baccalaureate intentions.
Terrance Green’s research focuses on the nexus of urban school reform and socially just community development with a particular focus on school and community leaders. Green's scholarship also examines issues of geography of educational opportunity for children of color from low-income backgrounds. Green’s proposal “There Goes the Neighborhood: Examining School-Level Impacts and Responses to Gentrification in Three Urban Districts” compares the impacts of neighborhood gentrification in three U.S. cities (total) with early, moderate, and extreme stages of neighborhood gentrification to better understand the complexities of gentrification across place and time. The study will also examine how school-based actors understand and respond to the impacts of neighborhood gentrification on local schools.