Joanna Englehardt is a doctoral candidate and assistant instructor of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education at The University of Texas at Austin. As a former preschool director her professional and research interests center on promoting teacher retention through the use of ongoing center-based inquiry professional development that provides teachers agency in their learning and critical reflection of their teaching practices.
Christopher P Brown(Supervisor) Centers research on how early childhood stakeholders respond to and conceptualize policies affecting the education of children
Fikile Nxumalo(Committee Member) Focuses on environmental and place-based education, as well as inquiry-driven curriculum in early education.
Jennifer K Adair(Committee Member) Research interests focus on inequities in early schooling and the intersection of immigration, race and early childhood.
Cinthia S Salinas(Committee Member) Research focuses on bilingual and ESL education, high-stakes social studies testing, and activism in education.