Faculty candidate colloquium

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Kim Ghee
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Candidate for Vice-Dean and Professor

    Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation

    Jill Koyama, Ph.D.
    Ernest W. McFarland Distinguished Professor in Leadership for Education Policy and Reform
    Professor & Director, Educational Leadership & Policy
    Director, Education Policy Center
    Director, Institute for LGBT Studies
    The University of Arizona, College of Education
    Jill Koyama Headshot

    Jill Koyama, a cultural anthropologist, is Professor and Director in Educational Leadership and Policy at The University of Arizona’s College of Education. She also serves as Director of UA’s Education Policy Center and the Institute for LGBT Studies. Jill’s leadership practice, and her research, are informed by her commitment to equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice. Her scholarship sits across several strands of inquiry: the productive social assemblage of policy; the controversies of globalizing educational policy; and the politics of migrant education. In this research, she challenges notions of global citizenship and interrogates normative enactments of civic engagement, leadership, and education. Her 2010 book, Making Failure Pay: High-Stakes Testing, For-Profit Tutoring, and Public Schools, was published by The University of Chicago Press and her 2014 co-edited volume, US Education in a World of Migration: Implications for Policy and Practice was released by Routledge Press. Her scholarship appears in several journals, including American Journal of Education, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Educational Policy, and Educational Researcher. Jill has received multiple awards for her research, teaching, and leadership. Most recently, she was honored with the 2020 Lydia Kennedy LGBTQ+ Leadership Award from UA Health Services.

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