Faculty Research Interests

Ph.D. Faculty Research Interests

Frim Ampaw
Research Focus:
Higher Education Policy and Finance, Student Retention

A Selected Publication:
Ampaw, F., & Jaeger, A. J. (2012).Completing the Three Stages of Doctoral Education: An Event History Analysis Research in Higher Education 53(6): 640-660 doi: 10.1007/s11162-011-9250-3
Anne Hornak
Research Focus:
International education and intercultural competencies, student affairs and higher education, ethics and professional standards

A Selected Publication:
Hornak, A. M., Farrell, P., & Jackson, N. (2010). Making it (or not) on a dime in college: Implications for practice. Journal of College Student Development, v. 51, N. 5.
Benjamin Jankens
Research Focus:
Educational reform & Policy Issues in the K-12 setting

A Selected Publication:
Price, W. J., & Jankens, B. P. (2013). Charter schools in Michigan: A hand book for understanding public policy and practice for Michigan's public school academies. Ypsilanti, MI: NCPEA Press.
Matthew Johnson
Research Focus:
Leadership, Civic Engagement, Diversity

A Selected Publication:
Johnson, M. R., & Woodard, J. (In Press). The role of civic engagement and diversity in undergraduate introduction to leadership courses. Journal of Leadership Education.
Dan Kaczynski
Research Focus:
Leadership, K-12 & Higher Education Policy, International Education Policy, International Education, Curriculum Design, Professional Development

A Selected Publication:
Kaczynski, D., Salmona, M., & Smith, T. (2013). Qualitative research in finance. Australian Journal of Management.
Barbara Klocko
Research Focus:
Leadership, K-12 Issues, Leadership Workload, Teacher Leadership, Early Childhood

A Selected Publication:
Klocko, B. A., (2010). Everybody leads: a model for collaborative leadership. ERS Spectrum 
Sarah Marshall
Research Focus:
Women in higher education, developing undergraduate leaders and new student affairs professionals, and engaging students and enhancing learning via interactive activities to reinforce learning

A Selected Publication:
Marshall, S. M. (2013, January).Sabbatical reflections from an academic mother, Women in Higher Education, 21(12), 26-2
Gina Umpstead
Research Focus:
K-12 Educational Law and Policy Issues

A Selected Publication:
Umpstead, R., Pogodzinski, B. & Lund, D. (2013). An analysis of state teacher evaluation laws enacted in response to the federal Race to the Top initiative. West's Education Law Reporter, 286, 795-819.


Contact the Director:

Frim Ampaw, Ph.D.

Phone: 989-774-1745
E-Mail: ampaw1fd@cmich.edu

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