Lora Bartlett

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentEducation Department,
Chicano Latino Research Center
AffiliationsFeminist Studies Department
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OfficeMcHenry Library, rm. 3161
Office HoursWeds 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. and by appointment (please email)
Campus Mail StopEducation Department
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Lora Bartlett

Research Interests

My goal as a scholar is to advance and develop knowledge related to teachers’ professional commitment, conceptions of teacher professionalism and the composition of the teacher workforce. I am interested in schools as workplaces for teachers and the reciprocal relationship between educational policy and teachers’ orientations to their work. My work seeks to unpack notions of teachers’ work held by individuals, professional communities, organizations, and policy makers. I am interested in the consequences of the interactions of those competing conceptions for creating and maintaining a professional workforce.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Education, U.C. Berkeley 2001

M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary English
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1990

B.A. English Literature
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1989

Honors, Awards and Grants

Sloan Center for Work and Family Post doctoral Fellow (2003)
Atlantic Public Policy Fellow, (2004)
Labor Employment Research Fund Grant (2008)
SRF Policy Fellow (2008)
NSF Noyce Evaluation (2009 - 2012)
UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)

Courses Taught

Education 60: Introduction to Educational Issues
Education 160: Theories of School Reform
Education 182: The American Teacher
Education 237: Qualitative Research Methods
Educational Policy (PhD Seminar)