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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Stephanie L. Dodman
PhD, University of Florida
Associate Professor
Academic Program Co-Coordinator, Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
Global Online Teacher Education Center
International Baccalaureate

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Phone: (703) 993-3841
Fax: (703) 993-9380
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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2504
4400 University Dr.
MS 1E8
Fairfax, VA 22030


Stephanie Dodman is an Associate Professor in the School of Education, College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Dodman teaches master's level courses in curriculum and instruction and doctoral courses in teaching and teacher education. 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 critical data-driven decision making and 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, Teaching and Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Journal of Educational Research. Dr. Dodman was recognized for her commitment to and excellence in online teaching with the 2019 George Mason University Online Teaching Excellence Award. 

Research Interests
  • Teacher learning and leadership
  • Critical reflection and inquiry
  • Job-embedded teacher professional development
  • School-university partnerships
Recent Publications

Dodman, S. L., Holincheck, N., & *Brusseau, R. (2021). Using text via dialectical journals to nurture liminal spaces in teacher education. Journal of Transformative Education, 1-19.

Dodman, S. (2021). Learning, leadership, and agency: A case study of teacher-initiated professional development. Professional Development in Education.

Dodman, S. L., Swalwell, K., DeMulder, E. K., View, J. L., & Stribling, S. M. (2021). Critical data-driven decision-making: A conceptual model of data use for equity. Teaching and Teacher Education, 99, 1-12.

Dodman, S. L., Holincheck, N., & Fox, R. K. (2022). The cultural inquiry process as a means to promote equity-oriented learning and action. The Learning Professional, 43(1), 58-62.

Dodman, S. L., DeMulder, E. K., & View, J. L. (2020). Equity audits: Using data to make the invisible visible. InterEd Journal, 14-18.