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Dr. Lois A. Groth
PhD, University of Maryland
Elementary Education PK-6

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Phone: (703) 993-2139
Fax: (703) 993-2013
Email: lgroth (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 1806
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B3
Fairfax, VA 22030


Dr. Lois Groth is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education. She joined the faculty in January 2000. As a faculty member of the Elementary Education Program, Dr. Groth  teaches literacy methods and action research. Dr. Groth is the University Facilitator for the Professional Development Schools at Daniels Run Elementary and Westgate Elementary.

Research Interests
  • Early literacy instruction
  • Comprehensive literacy programs
  • Critical reflection
  • Teacher inquiry
Recent Publications
  • Brown, E.L.; Groth, L.A., Parker, A; Laurits, E.; O’Brien, C. (2022) Pathways to Partnership: How a Differentiated Approach Sustained PDS Efforts During Times of Uncertainty. Special Themed Issue: School University Partnerships 15(1), 1-13.

  • Groth, L.A. (2021). Using SPACE wisely. In Quinzio-Zafran, J.M. and Wilkens, E.A. The New Teacher’s Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges: Curated Advice from Award-Winning Teachers. NY, NY: Routledge.

  • Groth, L.A. and Morrison, K. (2020). George Mason University and Daniels Run Elementary School PDS Partnership: Growing Collaborative Inquiry. School-University Partnership.

  • Parker, A.K., Parsons, S., Groth, L.A., Bean, A., Slattery, C. (2020). George Mason University’s Elementary Education PDS Program: Structures for shared governance, reflection and collaborationIn E. Garin and R. Burns (Eds.) The NAPDS Nine Essentials in Action: Cases of Professional Development Schools. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

  • Parker, A.K.; Groth, L.A.; & Byers, C.C. (2019). Designing and implementing site-based courses in elementary teacher preparation. The New Educator 15(2), 130-155.

  • Zenkov, K.; Parsons, S.; Parker, A.K.; Brown, E.L.; Groth, L.A.; Pytash, K. & Pellegrino, A. (2019). From project-based clinical interventions to collaborative inquiries: Partnership pathways to field-based teacher education. In Hodges, T.E. & Baum, A.C. (Eds.) Handbook of research on field-based teacher education Hershey, PA: IGI Global.