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by Leslie Grant, James Stronge, Xianxuan Xu, Patricia Popp, Yaling Sun and Catherine Little
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Leslie Grant is Assistant Professor of Education at the College of William and Mary, and teaches in the educational policy, planning, and leadership area. Her research interests focus on cross-cultural comparisons of teaching, teacher effectiveness, and assessment literacy for classroom teachers and educational leaders. Leslie currently serves on the board of directors for the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness.
James Stronge is the Heritage Professor of Education, a distinguished professorship, in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary. James's research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality and effectiveness, and teacher and administrator evaluation. He is a founding member of the board of directors for the Consortium for Research on Education Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE). In 2011, James was honored with the Frank E. Flora Lamp of Knowledge Award, and was selected in 2012 to receive the Millman Award from CREATE.
Xianxuan Xu is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the College of William and Mary. Her research interests include teacher effectiveness, professional development, and teacher and principal evaluation. She also focuses on international comparative analyses of teacher qualities and student learning in the United States and China.
Patricia Popp is State Coordinator for Education of Homeless Children and Youth in Virginia and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Area at the College of William and Mary. Her research interests include children and youth experiencing homelessness and other forms of mobility, students with disabilities, and teacher quality. Pat is past president of the Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), and she currently serves on NAEHCY's committee for the LeTendre Education Fund.
Yaling Sun is Professor of Education and Director of the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Yunnan Normal University, in Yunnan Province, China. She is also a Counselor of Yunnan Provincial Government. Yaling's research interests cover areas of teacher education, schooling counseling, and curriculum and instruction. In 2007, she was awarded an Excellent Teacher of Ed.M., a national teacher education program by the National Committee for Ed.M. Education.
Catherine Little is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. In 2012, she was recognized as a University Teaching Fellow. Catherine's research interests include professional development, differentiation of curriculum and instruction, and classroom questioning practices. She also directs and conducts research related to UConn Mentor Connection, a program for academically talented adolescents. Currently Catherine serves on the board of directors for the National Association for Gifted Children.
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