Dr. Smith directs the Program Evaluation and Research Group at Lesley.
Debra Richardson Smith
Professional Title: Assistant Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Teacher learning through collaborative inquiry focused on student learning; evaluation capacity building in schools and non-profits
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: program evaluation; research
Education: Ph.D., Lesley University; M.Ed., Lesley University; B.A., University of Massachusetts-Boston
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Smith, D.R., Corbett, H.D., & Wilson, B. (2010). Context and collaboration: Growing the work in New Jersey. In Whitford, B. L., & Wood, D. R. (Eds.). Teachers learning in community: Realities and possibilities. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.Smith, D.R., Wilson, B., & Corbett, H.D. (2009). Moving beyond talk. Educational Leadership, 66(5), 20-27.
Dr. Smith oversees the diverse educational research and evaluation projects of the Program Evaluation and Research Group, a nationally-known center established at Lesley in 1976. Her experience in education over three decades includes teaching in a variety of settings from pre-school to graduate school; program, curriculum and assessment design; and research and evaluation. Her work over the last several years has focused on teachers' deepening understanding of students' learning through assessment and collaborative inquiry. firstname.lastname@example.org
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