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K-12 Educational Administration Ambassadors

If you would like to know more about the Ph.D. program from a student's perspective, please contact one of our students below:

Nicole Campbell is a student in the K-12 doctoral program and continues to work full-time as an elementary teacher in a Michigan school district. Having taught in both charter and public schools settings, she has an in-depth understanding of the challenges and rewards of being and educator. Nicole’s research interests focus on education reform and running a proficient school amidst multiple logistical objectives. She is also part of the EAD “CommUNITY” team, which has its focus on creating programs that aid international students and students of color in transitioning to graduate school. “Whether you desire to advance in your career or seek to improve your current pedagogy, the K-12 program provides rich opportunities to develop academically and professionally."

Email: campbe27@msu.edu

Yan Liu

Yan Liu joined the K-12 doctoral program with an interest in school leadership and school construction, a focus on building positive learning environments for all students. Before attending MSU, she worked in China as an educator and administrator in K-12 educational filed. Yan chose the EAD program at MSU over other institutions because of its commitment to making the highest quality programming available to educators who are serious about scholarly work as well as individual care and support from faculty. She also enjoys the diverse student body from which she can share experiences and learn.

Email: liuyan7@msu.edu


Kate Rollert joined the K-12 doctoral program with an interest in teacher certification pathways and student engagement strategies that foster growth within STEM programs. Before attending MSU, Kate served with Teach for America as an AP Biology teacher and also worked for the j.k. livin’ Foundation in Texas. Kate chose Michigan State over other institutions because of its nationally recognized faculty and access to state and national policy makers.

Email: rollertk@msu

 

Jennifer Paul joined the K-12 doctoral program with an interest in assessment and policy issues for English Learners (ELs). Jennifer continues to work full-time, managing the development and administration of the Michigan Department of Education's statewide K-12 English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA). Prior to her time at MDE, Jennifer taught secondary English and Spanish at a Michigan school district. As a native Michigander, Jennifer enjoys her ability to continue to serve school districts in her current MDE position as well as take advantage of the resources and knowledge provided by the K-12 program faculty. 

Email: pauljen2@msu.edu

Ramon Griffin

Ramon Griffin is a fulltime student in the K12 doctoral program. Before joining the doctoral cohort at MSU, Ramon worked as an administrator in charter schools in New Orleans and Detroit. He dedicated his life to education after working with adjudicated minority juveniles. Ramon's scholarly interests include urban education, response to intervention, culturally responsive pedagogy and emotional and mental health issues in K12 education. After studies at MSU, he plans to create equitable educational experiences for youth who are disadvantaged and disenfranchised.

Email: griff519@msu.edu

 

 

Ramon Griffin

Serafettin Gedik is a full time student in the K-12 doctoral program. He received his Master’s degree from the University Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of National Education of Turkey to complete his graduate education in the United States. After completing his Ph.D, Serafettin is required to go back to Turkey and work as a faculty member at Amasya University in Turkey. His research interests include educational quality and equity with a special focus on Turkey. 

 

Email: gedikserafettin@gmail.com