The confluence of my professional and personal experiences cultivated my scholarly interest in transformational policy evaluation. This union served as the background for my dissertation and has guided subsequent research ventures. My research focuses on applying a complex analytic framework that I constructed to explore policy language in education. The objective of my research endeavors is to use the Layers of Analysis Framework (LoAF) to expose the latent and manifest meanings embedded within policy discourse. The overarching goal of the LoAF is to remediate large-scale social issues by changing policy discourse.
Building strong relationships and using purposeful dialogue in policy formation is of utmost interest to me. How we speak to one another and how that translates into the leadership decisions we make poses to impact large groups of people.
Expanding upon my original findings surrounding power relationships and institutional control structures, I continue to apply the Layers of Analysis Framework (LoAF) in my current research ventures. Discourse at the text, policy, and societal levels can have various micro- and macro- implications.
Conducting program evaluations and linking outcomes to objectives is a natural passion of mine. My approach to determining the effectiveness and efficiency of a program is multi-tiered and is based on the core principles of my policy analyses.
My service is driven by a passion to improve our community and to give back to the institutions, organizations, and individuals that helped me to succeed. We exist in an interconnected world and I strive to positively contribute to the success and well-being of others. Part of this service includes advocacy and promoting changes to…
The work I engage in has been recognized nationally and locally for its excellence and contributions to the field of education research. Specifically, the development of the Layers of Analysis Framework (LoAF) and subsequent findings have earned accolades as a comprehensive tool for policy analysis in education.