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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Ms. Stacia M. Stribling
PhD, George Mason University
Assistant Professor
Transformative Teaching

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Phone: (703)-993-4337
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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2506
4400 University Dr.
MS 4C2
Fairfax, VA 22030


Stacia Stribling is an Assistant Professor in the George Mason University Graduate School of Education’s Transformative Teaching Master’s Program. She received her Bachelors Degree from Mary Washington College and her Masters Degree from the IET Program at George Mason University. In 2010 Stacia completed her PhD in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Literacy at George Mason University. Her dissertation explored the use of critical literacy practices with kindergarten and second-grade students. Stacias public school experience includes eight years as a first- and second-grade teacher in Fauquier County, three years as a member of the Language Arts Council for Fauquier County Public Schools, and three years as the lead mentor teacher for Grace Miller Elementary School. Her research interests include early childhood education, critical literacy, teacher professional development, and multiculturalism. One of her passions is advocating for teacher research as an essential component of teacher professional development; she is a Consulting Editor for Voices of Practitioners, a teacher research journal published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and is the past Secretary/Treasurer of the Teacher as Researcher Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  She has presented her research at national and international conferences and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. In addition to her education background, Stacia holds a degree in music performance. She currently performs with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, the Woodbridge Flute Choir, and several school and community theaters.

Research Interests
  • Trauma Informed Practices
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Literacy
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Issues of Multiculturalism and Social Justice
Recent Publications
  • Boisvert, R., Hess, M., Martin, D., Mullins, L., Warter, M., & Stribling, S.M. (under review). “Every Second is a Fresh Start”: Building Collaborative Relationships to Support a Student with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  The Teacher Educators’ Journal.

  • Dodman, S. L., DeMulder, E. K., View, J. L., Stribling, S. M., & Brusseau, R. (2023). “I knew it was a problem before, but did I really?”: Engaging teachers in data use for equity. Journal of Educational Change,
  • Dodman, S.M., Swalwell, K., DeMulder, E.K., View, J.L., Stribling, S. (2021). Critical data-driven decision-making: A conceptual model of data use for equity. Teaching and Teacher Education, (99), 103272.
  • View, J.L., DeMulder, E.K., Stribling, S.M., & Dallman, L.L. (2020). Antiracist professional development for in-service teachers: Emerging research and opportunities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers. 

  • Stribling, S.M., Berkeley, S., & Luh, A. (2019). Critically reading a middle school STEM project through a gender lens. International Journal of Gender, Science & Technology 10(3), 411-431.
  • Dodman, S., Swalwell, K., View, J.L., Stribling, S.M., DeMulder, E.K., & Ra, S. (2019). Equity audits as a tool of critical data-driven decision making: Preparing teachers to see beyond achievement gaps and bubbles. Action in Teacher Education 41(1), 4-22.
  • View, J., Hall, B., DeMulder, E.K., Stribling, S.M., Dodman, S., Swalwell, K., & Ra, S. (2016). Equity audit: A teacher leadership tool for nurturing teacher research. The Educational Forum     80(4), 380-393.
  • Stribling, S.M., DeMulder, E.K., Barnstead, S., & Dallman, L. (2015). The teaching philosophy: An opportunity to guide practice or an exercise in futility? The Teacher Educators’   Journal 26(1), 37-50.
  • Baily, S., Stribling, S.M., & McGowan, C.M. (2014). Experiencing the “Growing Edge”: Transformative teacher education to foster social justice perspectives. Journal of Transformative Education. Published on-line first, doi:10.1177/1541344614544373.
  • Stribling, S.M. (2014). Creating a critical literacy milieu in a kindergarten classroom. Journal of Language and Literacy Education. [Online], 10(1), 45-64. Retrieved from

  • Stribling, S.M., & DeMulder, E.K. (2014). “Dear Sophia, I’m going to another world”: Transforming literacy practices in early childhood. In Lawrence, S. (Ed.), Critical Practices in P-12 Education (pp. 118-141). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • DeMulder, E.K., Stribling, S.M., & Day, M. (2014). Examining immigrant experiences: Helping teachers develop as critical educators. Teaching Education, 25(1), 43-64. DOI:10.1080/10476210.2012.743984

  • Stribling, S.M. (2013). A view of quality and ethics of teacher research in public schools. Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Educator Articles, 8(1), 1-8.

  • View, J.L., DeMulder, E.K., & Stribling, S.M. (2013). Developing empowering educational experiences through creative practices and teacher research. Proceedings: Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy.

  • View, J.L., Hanley, M.S., Stribling, S.M., & DeMulder, E.K. (2012). Journey from trepidation to theory: P-12 teacher researchers and creativity. LEARNing Landscapes, 6(1), 421-442.

  • Reybold, L.E., Lammert, J., & Stribling, S.M. (2012). Participant selection as a conscious research method: Thinking forward and the deliberation of emergent findings. Qualitative Research [Online First]. doi: 10.1177/1468794112465634

  • DeMulder, E.K., & Stribling, S.M. (2012). "A big door opened for us": Parents perceptions of comprehensive preschool. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 13(4), 328-343.

  • Stribling, S.M., DeMulder, E.K., & Day, M. (2011). Reading the world: Supporting teachers professional development using community-based critical literacy practices. The Journal of Praxis in Multicultural Education, 6(1), 21-33.

  • Wood, D., DeMulder, E.K., & Stribling, S.M. (2011). Teacher development as deliberative democratic practice: A precursor to educating for democratic citizenship. In Factis Pax, 5(2), 235-257.

  • Day, M., DeMulder, E.K., & Stribling, S.M. (2010). Using the process of cultural reciprocity to create multicultural, democratic classrooms. In Salili, F., & R. Hoosain (Eds.), Democracy and Multicultural Education (pp. 237-262).Information Age Publishing.

  • View, J., DeMulder, E.K., & Stribling, S.M. (2009). Cultivating transformative leadership in P-12 schools and classrooms through critical teacher professional development. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction.

  • Stribling, S.M. (2009). Critical literacy: A building block toward peace. In Ndura-Ouedraogo, E., & Amster, R. (Eds.), Building Cultures of Peace (pp. 72-84).Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • DeMulder, E.K., Ndura, E., & Stribling, S.M. (2009). From vision to action: Fostering peaceful coexistence and the common good in a pluralistic society through teacher education. Peace & Change 34,27-48.

  • Stribling, S.M. (2008). Using critical literacy practices in the classroom. New England Reading Association Journal 44,34-38.

  • Stribling, S.M., DeMulder, E.K., & Ndura, E. (2008). Introduction to the case studies accompanying Teachers taking action: A comprehensive guide to teacher research. In Lassonde, C.A. & Israel, S.E. (Eds.), Teachers taking action: A comprehensive guide to teacher research. International Reading Association. Online:

  • Stribling, S.M., & Kraus, S. (2008). In the classroom with Susan Kraus and Stacia Stribling. In Morrison, G., Teaching in America (5th ed.). New York: Allyn and Bacon.

  • Stribling, S.M., & Kraus, S. (2007). Content and mechanics: Understanding first grade writers. Voices of Practitioners. Online:

  • DeMulder, E.K., & Stribling, S.M. (2005). Agency: Empowering teachers as self-aware learners. In Caldwell, J., Cleary, P., Crossan, B., Edwards, R., Gallacher, J., Gray, P., et al. (Eds.), What a difference a pedagogy makes: Researching lifelong learning and teaching: Vol. 2. (pp. 667-674). Scotland: The Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning.
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