- Ayesha Hashim
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
AYESHA K. HASHIM is an assistant professor of educational policy and leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on district-level school reforms aimed at improving student achievement in underserved communities, including popular initiatives to (1) modernize instruction with technology, (2) expand school choice for students, and (3) improve teacher quality through performance evaluation and coaching. Dr. Hashim draws on theories from economics, sociology, and organizational change to study the impacts of reforms on teacher and student outcomes along with leadership, organizational, and implementation conditions that shape these results. Her work has been published in Education Finance and Policy, Economics of Education Review, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Computers and Education, and Peabody Journal of Education.
- Jeffrey Carpenter
JEFFREY P. CARPENTER is an associate professor of education and director of the Elon Teaching Fellows Program at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. Dr. Carpenter was an English and ESOL teacher, coach, and department chair for 10 years in high schools and middle schools in Japan, Honduras, and the United States before he earned his PhD in curriculum and instruction at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on educator collaboration and self-directed learning via social media and in unconference settings such as Edcamps. His work has been published in various journals, including Computers & Education, Internet & Higher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Professional Development in Education, and Learning, Media, and Technology.