Sarah Zuckerman

Sarah Zuckerman

Sarah Zuckerman

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Educational Administration and Policy Studies, University at Albany, 2016
M.S., Early Childhood Special Education, The George Washington University, 2009
B.A., Art History, Carleton College, 2003

Dr. Zuckerman’s research focuses primarily on place-based multi-sector partnerships for simultaneous education and community renewal. She has special interests in early childhood education, as well as rural schools and communities. Previously, Dr. Zuckerman served as a research assistant on a multiple case study of Race to the Top implementation. In this capacity, Dr. Zuckerman pursued her secondary research interest in school leadership, organizational capacity, and policy implementation. She wrote a chapter on alignment and coherence mechanisms in Exemplars for Getting Better at Getting Better: Innovation in Odds-Beating Schools, published by Rowman & Littlefield. Dr. Zuckerman’s research interests draw on her experience as a special education teacher in grades PreK-3rd in high needs rural and urban schools.

Teaching and advising
Dr. Zuckerman teaches research methods for educational administration, including Qualitative Research Methods and Case Study Methods. She also teaches courses in P-12 administration. Dr. Zuckerman advises students in the Ed.D. program with a focus on P-12 leadership. She advises students with overlapping interests, including community partnerships, special education, early childhood, rural schools, interprofessional collaboration and policy implementation. She seeks to provide advisees with a solid basis in educational research methods to prepare school leaders and others to integrate research in their practice.

Areas of Expertise:

    Multi-sector partnerships
    P-12 leadership
    Policy implementation
    Qualitative research methods

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
Part-time Teaching Award, School of Education, University at Albany, 2016David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration and Policy, University Council of Education Administration, 2015The Haynes-Davis Memorial Scholarship, Initiatives for Women, University at Albany, 2014
Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016-currentResearch Assistant, Odds-beating Schools in the Common Core Era and Best Practices for Common Core Implementation, University at Albany, 2014-2016Adjunct Professor, Social Foundations of Education, University at Albany, 2015-16Adjunct Professor, Research Methods, Empire State College, 2015Graduate Assistant, University at Albany, 2011-2014
American Education Research Association