Carrie Sampson

Assistant Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151

Biography

Carrie Sampson is an assistant professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University. Her research focuses on educational leadership, policy, and equity from three interrelated perspectives—democracy, community advocacy, and politics. Drawing from a range of critical theories and employing mostly qualitative methods, Dr. Sampson's published work includes peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and policy reports on school boards, school desegregation, English learners, and community organizing in education.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Public Affairs (Educational Policy), University of Nevada-Las Vegas 2016
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2013
  • M.S. Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University, NY 2007 
  • B.S. Economics, University of Nevada-Reno 2004

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Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How do educational policies and practices shape educational opportunities for minoritized communities? 
  • How can we build community capacity and reframe leadership to expand educational opportunities for minoritized communities? 

Current Research Projects:

  • Dr. Sampson recently concluded a multiple-case study focused on three school boards located in the understudied region of the U.S. Mountain West.  The purpose of the study was to understand how school boards addressed policies/practices for emerging bilingual students.  This study explored important issues of representation, democracy, and politics in terms of educational equity. 
  • Together with a research team, Dr. Sampson is conducting case study on the politics and impact of school district reorgranization in the U.S. West. In this work, we are interested in how restructuring influences educational equity and opportunities for minoritized students. 
  • Dr. Sampson, with a research team, is conducting a study on the role of community advocacy directed at school boards in addressing educational equity in school districts. 
  • Dr. Sampson is exploring various modalities to facilitate critical dialogue focused on educational equity in online courses. 

Publications

  • Sampson, C. (accepted, forthcoming). From a lighthouse to a foghorn: A school board's navigation toward equity for English learners. American Journal of Education. 

 

 

 

  • Sampson, C. (2018). “The state pulled a fast one on us”: A critical policy analysis of state-level policies impacting English learners from district-level perspectives.  Educational Policy, 33 (1), 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/0895904818807324

 

  • Diem, S., Sampson, C., & Browning, L. (2018). Reorganizing a countywide school district: A critical analysis of politics and policy development toward decentralization. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 26, 1. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.26.3253

 

  • Sampson, C. & Horsford, S. D. (2017). Putting the public back in public education: Community and education leadership under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Journal of School Leadership, 27(5), 725 745. https://doi.org/10.1177/105268461702700506

 

  • Sampson, C. (2017). So it ‘‘became White activists fighting for integration?’’ Community organizations, intersectional identities, and education reform. The Urban Review. 49(1), 72-95. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11256-016-0382-9

 

  • Horsford, S.D. & Sampson, C. (2014). Promise Neighborhoods: The promise and politics of community capacity building as urban school reform. Urban Education, 49 (1). https://doi.org/10.1177/0042085914557645

 

 

Courses

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 691Seminar
TEL 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
DCI 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 691Seminar
TEL 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 505American Education System
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 702Dynamic Contexts of Education