College of Education Research

COE Faculty at Displaced Bodies exhibit

COE students and faculty members at the (Dis)placed Bodies exhibit, a partnership with Memphis College of Art. (L to R, Leslee Bailey-Tarbett (ICL doctoral candidate), Laurie MacGillivray (ICL), Edith Gnanadass (LEAD), Susan Nordstrom (CEPR), and Donna Menke (LEAD).


Faculty in the College of Education are active researchers with many grants and publications. The following list shows a sampling of the many grants awarded to COE faculty.

  • Lee Allen
    Online STEM Content Modules: Computer Science in the Middle Grades
  • Christine Bertz
    Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis - Vision 20/20 (renewed)
  • Wendy Griswold
    Shared Air/Shared Action (SA2): Community Empowerment through Low-cost Air Pollution Monitoring TAB Evaluation Program within the Center for the Study of Higher Education
  • Carolyn Kaldon and Todd Zoblotsky
    Heinemann/Fountas and Pinnell Classroom Pilot Study
  • Heinemann Literacy Review study
  • Susan Nordstrom
    (Dis)Placed Bodies. (City of Memphis MLK 50)
  • Eraina Schauss
    Fostering Resilience through Neuroscience: A Clinical Application of Neurofeedback Therapy for the Treatment of ACE's
  • Dan Strahl
    Memphis Area Legal Services
    Pulaski Special School District (renewed)
  • Stephen Zanskas
    HRSA Integrated Behavioral Health
    Rehabilitation Long-Term Training
  • Todd Zoblotsky and Christine Bertz
    Smithsonian Science Center – Denver (renewed)
  • Todd Zoblotsky, Brenda Gallagher, and Dan Strahl
    Virginia 21st Century Evaluation (renewed)


The Brilliance of Black Boys - Brian Wright book coverBrian Wright (with contributions by Shelly L. Counsell)
The Brilliance of Black Boys: Cultivating School Success in the Early Grades

Research Centers

The COE also partners with several research centers. Click the links below to learn about on-going research projects through the COE.