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Dr. Julie Gray, Chair

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Dr. Julie Gray, an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership, teaches graduate courses and conducts research on school-related matters. Her research includes professional learning communities, school effectiveness, mentoring, enabling school structures, collective efficacy, and academic optimism. She has written two peer-reviewed book chapters as well as several peer-reviewed journals. They include Planning and Changing Journal, The International Education Journal, Education Administration and Management, International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, Education Leadership Review, and International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. Gray has presented numerous papers at national conferences about professional learning communities, school climate, and mentoring leaders. Gray teaches Data-Driven Decisions Using Standardized Student Achievement Data, Principles of Curriculum, Introduction to School Finance, and Leadership in Education: School Improvement Theory and Practice. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Alabama in 2011.

Dr. Robert M. Capraro, Program Chair

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Robert M. Capraro, is Co-Director of Aggie STEM, and Professor Mathematics Education in the Department of Teaching Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University. Dr. Capraro's expertise is applied research in school settings, program evaluation, the teacher as change agent for STEM school improvement, and STEM student achievement. He won best paper award from the International Conference on Engineering Education where he and two colleagues presented their work related to Aggie STEM. He is currently involved in research in nine school districts with more than 350,000 students and 150 teachers. His editorial work includes Associate Editor of the American Educational Research Journal, School Science and Mathematics, and Middle Grades Research Journal and the Research Advisory Committee for the Association of Middle Level Education, editorial board for the Journal for Research Mathematics Education and he is the current editor of the Journal for Urban Mathematics Education. He was selected as a minority scholar for 2007 by the Educational Testing Service and served as president of the Southwest Educational Research Association. He is the author or co-author of nine books, many book chapters and more than 150 research articles. Along with 5 colleagues he was recently awarded an 8-million-dollar grant from Institute of Education Sciences bringing his total external funding to ~38 million. He has worked extensively and been funded to investigate pre-college readiness, high school STEM success, and college mathematics readiness and been external evaluator on ~14 million dollars dealing with teacher readiness to teach mathematics,  college readiness of language minority students, and community college student STEM success. 

 
 
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