Dr. Julia B Smith
Associate Professor & PhD Coordinator
Department: Educational Leadership
Office: 475 B Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3082
Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership (Master's level);
Research Methodology (Doctoral level);
Research Issues and Methodology (Doctoral level);
Analytic Methods (Doctoral level)
1992 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Ed. D. in Education: Curriculum, Teaching, and Psychological Studies -- School Learning. Specialization in statistics, data analysis, and quantitative methods of research in sociology of education.
1987 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ARTS
M.S.: Master's degree specializing in algebraic topology.
1985 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
B.A.ED: Bachelor of Education in Mathematics Teaching, minor in history
Secondary Teaching Certification, State of Michigan
Mathematics and History certification
Smith, J.B. (2009). High School Organization. in Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development. Ed. Deborah Carr. Vol. 1. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2009. p230-232.
Smith, J., & Niemi, N. (2007). Exploring teacher perceptions of small boys in kindergarten. Journal of Educational Research, 100(6), 331-335.
Smith, J.B. & Niemi, N. (2003). Body size and teacher bias: Exploring teacher ability perceptions of overweight girls at the start of school. ERIC Report ED477563.
Smith, J.B. & Niemi, R. (2001). Learning history in school: The impact of course work and instructional practice on achievement. Theory and Research in Social Education, 29(1)18-42.
Smith, J.B., Lee, V.E. & Newmann, F.E. (2000). Instruction and Achievement in Chicago Elementary Schools. Chicago, IL: Consortium on Chicago School Research.
Smith, J.B., Smith, B., & Bryk, A.S. (1998). Setting the Pace: Opportunities to Learn in Chicago's Elementary Schools. Chicago, IL: Consortium on Chicago School Research.
Smith, J.B. (1997). Getting to high school: The lasting effects of middle-grade school transition programs on retention and achievement. Journal of Educational Research, 90(3) 144-152.
Smith, J.B. (1996) Does an extra year make any difference: The impact of early access to algebra on long-terms gains in mathematics attainment. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 18(2), 148-160.
Smith, J.B., Maehr, M.L., & Midgley, C. (1992). What influences principals? Relationship between personal and contextual characteristics and principals’ administrative behaviors. Journal of Educational Research, 86(2), 111-119.
Smith, J.B. & Walter, T. (1992). Do students know when they need help? Evaluating the effects of academic support on student self-efficacy. Journal of The Freshman Year Experience, 4(2), 41-67.
Smith, J.B. (1992). Access to algebra: Social stratification in students' 8th grade mathematics courses. Dissertation, University of Michigan; 0127. Dissertation Abstracts International, 54, no. 01A: 0120.
Smith, J.B. (1992). Relationship between Personal and Contextual Characteristics and Principals' Administrative Behaviors. Journal of Educational Research, 86(2) p111-18
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