College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Stephanie L. Dodman
PhD, University of Florida
Assistant Professor
Academic Program Co-Coordinator, Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning

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Phone: (703) 993-3841
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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2504
4400 University Dr.
MS 1E8
Fairfax, VA 22030


Stephanie Dodman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education, College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Dodman teaches master's level courses in curriculum and instruction. She joined the faculty in fall 2011 after earning her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education at the University of Florida. Dr. Dodman joined the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning program in 2013 after spending two years in the preservice Elementary Education PDS program. Her research surrounds issues in educational equity, particularly in regards to teacher learning and teacher professional development for high-needs schools and inclusive classrooms. Two of Dr. Dodman's current research projects include the design and study of online graduate environments for the development of critical reflection in teachers, and the study of the preparation and outcomes for educators related to data use for equity. As she attempts to ensure her research is accessible to both practitioners and academic researchers, her work has appeared in journals such as Action in Teacher Education, Reflective Practice, Educational Leadership, and Journal of Educational Research. Dr. Dodman was recogized for her commitment to and excellence in online teaching with the 2019 George Mason University Online Teaching Excellence Award. Previously she was also awarded the 2015 George Mason University Office of Distance Education Online Course Excellence Award, as well as the 2012 AERA School Effectiveness and School Improvement SIG Scholarly Award.

Research Interests
  • Teacher learning and leadership
  • High-needs school improvement
  • Job-embedded teacher professional development
  • School-university partnerships