Elizabeth B. Kozleski

Elizabeth B. Kozleski
Elizabeth B. Kozleski
Dr. Elizabeth B. Kozleski is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University.  Her expertise is in the area of systems change, inclusive education, and professional development in urban education. She holds the UNESCO Chair in Inclusive International Research.   Her research interests include teacher learning in urban education, multicultural educational practices in the classroom and the impact of professional development schools on student and teacher learning.  A graduate of the teacher education Master’s program at George Mason University, she was a public school special education teacher for seven years.  She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

Currently, she directs three national, technical assistance and dissemination centers:  for principals, NIUSI-LEADSCAPE; on disproportionality, NCCRESt, the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems; and on building inclusive school systems, NIUSI, the National Institute for Urban School Improvement.

The author of more than 100 articles, book chapters and books, Dr. Kozleski’s expertise in teacher education and urban education support her work with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Teacher Education Division (TED), the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), Harvard’s Civil Rights Project, the Colorado Partnership for Educational Renewal, the National Center for Educational Outcomes (NCEO), the American Institutes for Research, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), TASH, and a variety of State Departments of Education. 

Dr. Kozleski has received more than 25 million dollars in external funds from the U. S. Department of Education (OSEP), the National Education Association, and the Colorado Department of Education.  Dr. Kozleski has presented her work at scientific conferences in Asia, Africa, and Europe, as well as the United States.

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