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Robert Carpenter

Professor

313 Porter

734.487.3260

rcarpen1@emich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. – Education and Psychology, University of Michigan, 2003
  • M.S. – Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan, 2001
  • B.A.  - Elementary Education, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1989
Robert Carpenter

Professional Summary

I serve as the director of the Educational Studies doctoral program and a faculty member in Educational Psychology. I believe scholarship is a valuable avenue to affect the social change necessary for a more just, equitable, and humane existence. My varied interests are rooted in my experience as a classroom teacher, community activist, and a person living in our complex socio-political milieu. I work with colleagues from a variety of institutions, such as the National Institute of Education in Singapore, Loyola University-Baltimore, and the University of Michigan and have been honored with the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (2009) and the Dean's Award for Creative Scholarship in 2008.

Interests and Expertise

  • Language development
  • Literacy
  • Culture
  • Pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Teacher development
  • Quantitative research methods

Selected Publications

Simmons, R., Carpenter, R., Ricks, J., Walker, D., Davis, M,. & Parks, M. (in press). African American male teachers and African American students: Working subversively through hip-hop and culturally relevant pedagogy. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy.

Carpenter, R. D., Hersi, A., & Simmons, R. (2013). From pedagogy to proof: Developing and implementing cultural relevant assessment systems. Paper presented at the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Inaugural Conference. Chicago, IL.

Wellinski, S., & Carpenter, R.D. (2012). Challenging secondary preservice teachers' literacy beliefs with a new literacies- Situated practicum. Paper presented at the meeting of the Annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Simmons, R., & Carpenter, R. D. (2011). Innovation in urban education: Two charter schools in Detroit lead the way. In L. Howell, C. Lewis, & N. Carter (Eds.) Yes We Can!: Improving Urban Schools Through Innovative Educational Reform. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (p. 3-21).

Simmons, R., & Carpenter, R. D. (2011). Teaching is one-tenth of the job: Teaching in an urban high school during recessionary times. Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Selected Presentations

Courses

  • EDST 800: Introduction to Education Studies: Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning
  • EDST 805/807: Introduction to quantitative research/ Advanced quantitative research
  • EDPS 621/651: Descriptive/Inferential statistics
  • EDPS 324/340: Human development/Assessment and evaluation

Research

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association
  • Society for Research in Child Development

Licensures and Certifications

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