Sarah Zuckerman Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration

Sarah Zuckerman’s research focuses primarily on place-based multi-sector partnerships for simultaneous education and community renewal. She has special interests in early childhood education, as well as rural schools and communities. Previously, Zuckerman served as a research assistant on a multiple case study of Race to the Top implementation. In this capacity, Zuckerman pursued her secondary research interest in school leadership, organizational capacity, and policy implementation. She wrote a chapter on alignment and coherence mechanisms in Exemplars for Getting Better at Getting Better: Innovation in Odds-Beating Schools, published by Rowman & Littlefield. Her research interests draw on her experience as a special education teacher in grades PreK-3rd in high needs rural and urban schools.

Zuckerman teaches research methods for educational administration, including Qualitative Research Methods and Case Study Methods. She also teaches courses in P-12 administration. Zuckerman advises students in the Ed.D. program with a focus on P-12 leadership. She also advises students with overlapping interests, including community partnerships, special education, early childhood, rural schools, interprofessional collaboration and policy implementation. She seeks to provide advisees with a solid basis in educational research methods to prepare school leaders and others to integrate research in their practice.