Global research projects at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College


Erik Ketcherside

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College embraces its role in changing systems, structures and cultures of education organizations. While the nature of those systems and structures varies from state to state and nation to nation, the importance of education knows no borders. For decades our college has advanced research into next practices in education that benefit learners in all cultures.

Here is a sampling of recent and current research projects and international educator development programs to create knowledge to improve education.

Project Nation(s) P.I./coordinator Year
Building Bridges of Black and Brown Solidarity Americas Claudia Cervantes Soon Current
Building Leadership for Change through School Immersion Program Saudi Arabia Iveta Silova Current
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Uganda, Finland, Brazil, Taiwan Ann Nielsen Current
International Leaders in Education Program Brazil, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Bangladesh, India and Indonesia Kyle MessnerAnn Nielsen


Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program African continent Tamara Webb Current
Strengthening Institutional Linkages — ASU and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana Ghana Tamara Webb Current
West Bank-Gaza Preservice Teacher Education Project West Bank–Gaza Samuel DiGangi Current
YouLead — Youth Employment and Business Start Up Program Sri Lanka Ann Nielsen Current
Innovations in Global Learning Metrics: Perspectives from Policymakers Global Iveta Silova 2019
Teacher Beliefs about Multilingual Learners: Understanding language ideologies to inform how we teach about language learning Americas Katie Bernstein 2019
Discourse as Destiny in Dual Language Education? A Multi-scalar Ethnography of Language Policy Global Katie Bernstein 2018
Exchange Program for Brazilian Awarded Principals Brazil Ann Nielsen 2018
Girls Collaborating in STEM through Virtual Exchanges Egypt Peter Rillero 2018
Innovations in Global Learning Metrics: Focused debate between users, producers and researchers Global Gustavo Fischman 2018
Symposium: The Desirability and Feasibility of Global Learning Metrics Global Iveta Silova 2018
Argentina Educators Training Program Argentina Ann Nielsen 2017
Educational Merit on a Global Stage Global Iveta Silova 2017
Integrating STEM Literacy and Language to Prepare All Teachers to Teach ELL: iTeachELLs Americas Mari Koerner 2017
Motivating Bilingual Hispanic Youth Towards STEM and STEM Cognate Study and Careers (MIO STEM) Americas Sasha Barab 2017
Next Generation Leaders Palestine Alejandra Enriquez Gates 2017
India Support for Teacher Education Program (In-STEP) India Samuel DiGangi 2016
South Sudan Education Fellows Program South Sudan   2015