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Stacy Szczesiul

Stacy Szczesiul
Stacy Agee SzczesiulAssociate Professor, Graduate Coordinator for Doctoral Programs
  • CollegeGraduate School of Education
  • DepartmentSchool of Education
  • Phone(978) 934-4000
  • EmailStacy_Szczesiul@uml.edu

Research Interests

The role of internal and external accountability systems in school improvement - The role of leadership in building strong internal accountabiltiy. Teachers' occupational expectations in a changing policy context The relationship between teacher efficacy beliefs, school improvement and student performance

Education

  • EDD: Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice, (2009), Harvard University Graduate School of Education -
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dissertation: Professional Discretion and Instructional Mandates: A Qualitative Study of How Second-Stage Teachers Experience Autonomy in Contexts of High Stakes Accountability
  • Ph D: Cognitive Psychology, (1995), University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA
    Supporting Area: Concentration in Quantitative Methods
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dissertation ñThe role of feature validity in categorization learning: Effects on attention to and access of featural information.î
  • Other: Special Education, (1994), University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC
  • BA: Political Science, (1991), University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC

Publications

  • Charner-Laird, M., Kirkpatrick, C.L., Szczesiul, S.A., Watson, D., Gordon, P. (2016) "From Collegial Support to Critical Dialogue: Including New Teachers’ Voices in Collaborative Work.," Professional Educator 40:2 pp. 1 - 17
  • Szczesiul, S.A., Nehring, J., Carey, T. (2015) "Academic Task Demand in the 21st-Century, High-Stakes-Accountability School: Mapping the Journey From Poor [to Fair to Good to Great] to Excellent?," Leadership and Policy in Schools 14:4 pp. 460-489
  • Szczesiul, S.A. (2014) "The [un]spoken challenges of administrator collaboration: An exploration of one district leadership team’s use of protocols to promote reflection and shared theories of action.," Journal of Educational Change 15:4 pp. 411
  • Szczesiul, S.A., Huizenga, J. (2014) "The burden of leadership: Exploring the principal’s role in teacher collaboration.," Improving Schools 17:2 pp. 176
  • Muscott, H.S., Pomerleau, T., Szczesiul, S.A. (2009) "Large-scale implementation of program-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports in early childhood education programs in New Hampshire," NHSA DIALOG 12:2 pp. 148-169
  • Moore Johnson, S., Donaldson, M., Kirkpatrick, C., Marinell, W., Steele, J., Szczesiul, S.A. (2008) "Angling for access, bartering for change: How second-stage teachers experience differentiated roles in schools," The Teachers College Record 110:5 pp. 1088-1114
  • Muscott, H.S., Szczesiul, S.A., Berk, B., Staub, K., Hoover, J., Perry-Chisholm, P. (2008) "Creating home-school partnerships by engaging families in schoolwide positive behavior supports," Teaching Exceptional Children 40:6 pp. 6-14
  • Watson, D., Charner-Laird, M., Kirkpatrick, C.L., Szczesiul, S.A., Gordon, P.J. (2006) "Effective Teaching/Effective Urban Teaching Grappling with Definitions, Grappling with Difference," Journal of teacher education 57:4 pp. 395-409

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • NSF CAREER award (2011), Grant -
    Szczesiul, S. (Other), Wang, X. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Full-Scale Development: Cool Science:Learning the Science of Climate Change while Commuting (CS) (2012), Grant - NSF Informal Science Education Proposal
    Szczesiul, S. (Co-Principal), Lustick, D. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: TUES: Introducing Facebook into Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum to Increase Engagement & Promote Collaborative Learning (), Grant - NSF TUES Program
    Szczesiul, S., Wang, X. (Principal)
  • Creative development of the Cool Science Learning Campaign; University of Massachusetts Creative Economy Award (2012), Grant -
    Szczesiul, S. (Co-Principal), Lustick, D. (Principal)
  • Redefining School Performance: Disseminating Principles and Practices for 21st Century Learning (2012), Grant - UMass-Lowell
    Szczesiul, S. (Co-Principal), Nehring, J. (Principal)
  • Biobased Plastics for a Sustainable Future: Undergraduate Educational Modules for Engineering Curricula (2011), Grant - NSF TUES Program
    Szczesiul, S. (Other), Budhlall, B. (Principal)
  • NUE: Interdisciplinary Course - Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing Nanodevices (2011), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Szczesiul, S. (Other), Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • Improving Teacher Quality State Grant (2010), Grant - Massachusetts State Department of Education
    Szczesiul, S. (Other), Boccia, J. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of the C-CHANGE IGERT Program Sub-award (2008), Grant - University of Kansas National Science Foundation IGERT
    Szczesiul, S. (Principal)
  • Carbon Smarts Conference (2011), Grant - National Science Foundation Informal Science Education (ISE) program
    Szczesiul, S. (Co-Principal), Lustick, D. (Co-Principal)
  • Task Agreement 10: Cooperative Agreement H1780070004 between the National Park Service, Lowell National Historical Park and UML GSE, and Tsongas Industrial History Center (2011), Grant -
    Szczesiul, S. (Principal)
  • Creating Learning Materials and Strategies for Network Forensics Education (2010), - National Science Foundation CCLI
    Szczesiul, S. (Other), Fu, X. (Principal)
  • Task Agreement 10: Cooperative Agreement H1780070004 between the National Park Service, Lowell National Historical Park and UML GSE, and Tsongas Industrial History Center (2010), Grant -
    Szczesiul, S. (Principal)
  • Post-Secondary Education: Integrating Crime Victims' Issues into University and College Curricula (2009), - U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
    Szczesiul, S. (Other), Williams, L. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of UMass Lowell Lawrence High College Success Program (2009), Grant -
    Szczesiul, S. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of Faculty Development Study Groups (2008), Grant - Methuen Public School District, Methuen, MA
    Szczesiul, S. (Principal)
  • Second-Stage Teachers (2008), Grant - Spencer Foundation Award
    Szczesiul, S.
  • Dean's Summer Fellowship Grant (2007), Grant - Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    Szczesiul, S.
  • Dean's Diversity Innovation Fund (2004), Grant - Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    Szczesiul, S.
  • Spencer Research Training Grant (2003), Grant - Harvard University Graduate School of Education
    Szczesiul, S.