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BIOGRAPHICAL BRIEF

anastasia p. samaras is Professor of Education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, Virginia, USA and Division Director of Elementary, Literacy, and Secondary Education Programs. She is an educational researcher and pedagogical scholar in self-study teacher research, a prominent research methodology for teachers and other practitioners, and is co-editor/author of Polyvocal Professional Learning through Self-Study Research (2015), Self-Study Teacher Research (2011), and Learning Communities In Practice (2008). Professor Samaras is recipient of the Dissertation Research Award, University of Virginia, the Outstanding Scholar Award, University of Maryland, a Fulbright Scholar, and a frequent international visiting Self-Study Scholar.  She served as chair of The Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices 2013-2015 and is currently serving as Co-PI of two National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grants: Student-directed Differentiated Learning in College-level Engineering Education and Designing  Teaching: Scaling up the SIMPLE Design Framework for Interactive Teaching Development as well as Co-PI for U.S.-Pakistan Collaboration for Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Research (CFETR).  Her research centers on designing and studying neo-Vygotskian-based applications in transdisciplinary self-study of professional practice, including her own.

 

Anastasia brings a repertoire of practical applications grounded in sociocultural theory into her practice and collaborative research. Her experiences as teacher and parent shaped her advanced studies at the University of Maryland where she earned a Masters from the Institute of Child Study and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with specializations in Early Childhood and Teacher Education. During her professional career, she has introduced instructors around the world to her signature work in self-study research methodology including her co-facilitation of three transdisciplinary faculty self-study groups at George Mason University.

 

 

anastasia pantelides  samaras, ph.d.

Email:        asamaras@gmu.edu         

Web Page: http://mason.gmu.edu/~asamaras/