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Dai, Ting

Ting Dai

Postdoc Research Associate

Dean, Sheila

Sheila Dean

Clinical Assistant Professor

Delaney, Jennifer

Jennifer Delaney

Assistant Professor

Jennifer A. Delaney is an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership. She is a faculty affiliate with the Institute for Government and Public Affairs and the Forum on the Future of Public Education at UIUC. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. In 2014, she served as a faculty fellow with the Illinois Board of Higher Education. From 2011-2014 she served as chair of the Council for Public Policy in Higher Education with the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Previously Dr. more information...
Destefano, Lizanne

Lizanne Destefano


I am interested in evaluation of large scale, multi-site initiatives, especially those involving special populations such as very young children and their families, students with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented groups. My research has focused on the use of participatory designs and qualitative and quantitative methods in these large complex projects. I am also interested in technical and policy issues surrounding the inclusion of students with diverse educational needs in assessment based accountability initiatives. more information...
Dhillon, Pradeep

Pradeep Dhillon

Associate Professor

My research straddles philosophy of language (both Analytic and Continental) and mind, aesthetics, and international education. I have a strong interest in Kantian value theory as it relates to aesthetics,cognition,and human rights education. more information...
Dixson, Adrienne

Adrienne Dixson

Associate Professor

My primary research interest focuses on how issues of race, class and gender intersect and impact educational equity in urban schooling contexts. I locate my research within two theoretical frameworks: Critical Race Theory and Black feminist theories. My colleague, Celia K. Rousseau-Anderson, and I edited CRT in Education: All God's Children Got a Song (2006, Routledge) one of the first book-length texts on CRT in education. Most recently, I am interested in how educational equity is mediated by school reform policies in the urban south. more information...
Douglas, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Douglas

Professor, Statistics

Dressman, Mark

Mark Dressman


I am a former secondary teacher of English and the social studies in urban, international, and rural (Navajo Nation) contexts. more information...
Dymond, Stacy

Stacy Dymond


Stacy K. Dymond, Ph.D., is a professor of special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests focus on curriculum and instruction for students with severe intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community settings. She is particularly interested in the use of service learning as a form of pedagogy for promoting access to instruction on academic and life skills. She has directed grant funded projects related to service learning, access to the general curriculum, and personnel preparation. Dr. more information...
Dyson, Anne Haas

Anne Haas Dyson


Anne Haas Dyson is a former teacher of young children and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. Among her previous appointments was as a longtime professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she received the campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award. She has spent over 35 years studying the childhood cultures and literacy learning of young schoolchildren, for which she has received numerous awards. Dyson aims, first, to bring respect and intellectual attention to childhood cultures and their relationship to school learning. more information...