Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

Francesca Durand

Rathbone Hall 206, Albany
518-292-1835
[email protected]

Education

Ph.D., Educational Administration and Policy Studies, University at Albany, SUNY

M.S., Educational Administration and Policy Studies, University at Albany, SUNY

B.S., Economics, Binghamton University, SUNY

Courses Taught

  • EDL 745 Introduction to Research
  • EDL 746 Research Methods I
  • EDL 747 Research Methods II
  • EDL 755 Doctoral Research I
  • EDL 756 Doctoral Research II
  • Dissertation Advisement and Committee Participation

Research

Systems Education, Cradle-to-Career Policy, Race to the Top Policy Initiatives, Educational Leadership

Dissertation: Durand, F.T. (2011). P-16 Initiatives: A Policy Discourse Analysis Approach to State Level Education Reform. University at Albany, SUNY.

Selected Publications

Durand, F.T., & Lawson, H.L. (2015). The Role of Proactive and Adaptive Leadership in the Adoption and Implementation of Two Major Policy Innovations. To be presented as part of the Division A symposiumDefining Characteristics and Practices of “Odds-Beating” Elementary Schools Implementing the Common Core Learning Standards and the New Annual Professional Performance Review at The Annual Educational Research Association in Chicago, IL, April 16-20, 2015.

Durand, F.T. (2015). Cradle-to-Career Education Initiatives: Understanding the Policy Process from Policy Advocacy to Policy Formation. To be presented within the Systems Thinking in Education SIG at The Annual Educational Research Association in Chicago, IL, April 16-20, 2015.

Wilcox, K.C., Durand, F.T., Schiller, K.S., Gregory, K, Zuckerman, S., Felicia, N., Angelis, J.I., & Lawson, H.A.. (2014). Odds-Beating Elementary School Cross-Case Report. A report for the New York State Education Department as part of the School Improvement Study. University at Albany, State University of New York.

Durand, F.T. (2011). A Comparative National Study of P-16 Initiatives in the United States.” Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,2011              

Durand, F.T. (2010).  “Spanning Boundaries and Negotiating Barriers: P-16 Legislation and Policy.”  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2010             

Théroux, P.J. & Durand, F.T. (2009).  “Is it Mentoring, Sharing or Community Learning? A Case Study of ‘Borrowed Scientists’ Roles, Expectations and Experiences in a High School Science-Math Classroom.”Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, San Diego, California. 

Théroux, P.J. & Durand, F.T. (2009).  NSF-IGERT: Fuel Cells -Assessment and Evaluation. 2007-2009 Report on Four Core IGERT Courses. Report submitted to National Science Foundation, NSF-IGERT program and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Engineering.  

Théroux, P.J. & Durand, F.T. (2008).  “Creating Communities of Learners at the Boundaries of Disciplines: A Mixed Methods Approach to Studying Today’s Students–Tomorrow’s Leaders-as Catalysts of Change.”Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, New York City, New York.

Service

Professional Service/Memberships

American Educational Research Association

Association for the Study of Higher Education

Community Service

Susan G Komen for the Cure – President of Board of Directors 2013-Present; Race for the Cure- Walk Chairperson 2010- Present; Community Awareness Volunteer

Hannah’s Hope for Giant Axonal Neuropathy Event Co-Coordinator/Volunteer        

Friends of Shen Crew- Photographer and Event Volunteer

Partnerships

Collaboration with University at Albany on revision to DTSDE process and development of turnkey training.

Collaboration with New York State Education Department and University at Albany as part of the School Improvement Study- an exploration of K-12 schools undergoing change in the Race to the Top era.

Collaboration with local school districts to help them understand APPR processes and student growth.