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Meyer, Elizabeth J.



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research overview

  • Dr. Meyer's research is focused on gender and sexual diversity issues in K-12 schools. Recent projects include: studying school policies and practices that are inclusive and affirming for transgender and gender-creative youth, the implementation of Title IX in K-12 school districts, transgender studies in education, and teachers supporting student activism related to LGBTQ-equity in K-12 schools.


  • bullying and harassment, gender and sexual diversity in schools, teacher identity, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth, social justice education, teacher education, multicultural education, queer theory, school law and policy, professional learning, co-teaching, free speech, first amendment, Title IX, LGBTQ student activism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)


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courses taught

  • EDUC 3013 - School and Society
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2024
    Introduces students - both future teachers and those simply interested in education - to pressing issues surrounding education within the United States. The course reveals the complex relationship between schools and the larger society of which they are a part. Examines issues of diversity and equity from different disciplinary lenses, including history, philosophy, sociology and anthropology.
  • EDUC 4800 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Designed to meet needs of students with topics of pertinent interest. May be repeated up to 18 total hours.
  • EDUC 5005 - Advanced Social Foundations of Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Critically examines the intellectual and political forces that shape the aims, policies, and practices of K-12 education in the United States.
  • EDUC 6220 - Gender Issues in Education
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2023
    Provides a strong foundation in the various issues of gender and sexual diversity in education. Stimulates explorations into the ways the construct of "gender" affects and is affected by the educational system and process. Presents theory and research about contemporary educational issues related to sexism and homophobia. Encourages development of well-considered views about the various issues, research, and theories.
  • EDUC 6804 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • EDUC 6945 - MA Capstone Seminar in Foundations of Education
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Supports students completing a summative writing assignment for their Masters degree requirements. Writing assignments will be designed around the professional and academic goals of each student, in collaboration with the student's academic advisor. Students will analyze research studies across different disciplinary and methodological approaches. Through instructor coaching and peer review exercises, students will draft and refine a final assignment.
  • EDUC 8125 - Seminar: Radical Education Theories
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Examines radical analyses of schooling, based on class, gender, sexual identity and race, through which U.S. public schooling is said to maintain dynamics of oppression and domination that undermines the schools' democratic premise. Scrutinizes the conceptual framework, interpretive and explanatory adequacy, and ethical justification of radical claims.
  • EDUC 8220 - Introduction to Educational Research and Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Introduces conceptual and empirical issues and controversies in educational research and policy. Complements other EDUC doctoral courses in quantitative and qualitative methodology.


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