Elementary Education

Carol Brennan Jenkins

Dr. Carol Brennan Jenkins is an associate professor emerita at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Jenkins worked in the field of literacy as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and teacher educator. She taught courses in literacy and coordinates the elementary education program. In addition to presenting at local and national […]

Franklin Jones, Jr.

Franklin Jones, Jr., is a lecturer in Deaf Studies at BU Wheelock. His primary role involves instructing students in American Sign Language (ASL) at various proficiency levels. His research interests include Black American Sign Language (BASL) and its historical origins, linguistic intricacies, and cultural significance, as well as the resilience of Black Deaf males in […]

Mingyan Ma

Mingyan Ma is a doctoral student in Educational Policy Studies at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She is also a research assistant at the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC). Her research uses quantitative causal inference methods to estimate the impacts of educational interventions on student outcomes. Before starting her PhD, she was […]

Eve Manz

Dr. Eve Manz is an associate professor of science education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. The core motivation of her work is supporting teachers and young people to engage in learning that builds from their capabilities toward new ways of seeing themselves, each other, and the world. Most of her work has […]

Jessica Markham-Anderson

Jessica Markham-Anderson is a doctoral student in the Educational Studies program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She is a trained special and elementary educator and school psychologist and centers her work on systems-level change and implementation to improve outcomes and access to high-quality instruction for all students, especially those with […]

Kristin McIlhagga

Dr. Kristin McIlhagga is the associate director of the Center for Educating Critically at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. McIlhagga’s research focuses on anti-oppression pedagogies in K–12 and postsecondary classrooms. She draws on culturally and historically responsive pedagogies, intersectionality, and critical whiteness studies to consider ways that educators can actively […]

Lindsey McLean

Lindsey McLean is a research scientist at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She supports the work on a National Science Foundation-funded study in teacher preparation, in partnership with colleagues at University of Virginia and University of Delaware. The project focuses on preparing general education preservice teachers to work with students with […]

Jessica Neri

Jessica Neri is the lab manager for the Lexicon (Lex) Lab, and the Language Acquisition & Visual Attention (LAVA) Lab at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. In this role, Ms. Neri oversees research projects, recruitment, data collection, purchases, and day-to-day operations. A recent graduate of BU, Ms. Neri is currently pursuing […]

Maria C. Olivares

Dr. Maria Olivares is a research assistant professor in the Language & Literacy Education program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She is affiliated with the Earl Center for Learning & Innovation. She is an artist, poet, and research scientist whose work explicitly acknowledges and challenges the role of race and […]

Manuel Ramirez

Manuel (Manny) Angel Ramirez is a doctoral student in educational studies with a specialization in special education at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. A first-generation Latino graduate student, Manuel’s research interests focus on equity in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and families’ linguistic and cultural comprehension of special education laws. In particular, Manuel […]