Profile: Sarah Woulfin
Sarah Woulfin studies the relationship between education policy, leadership, and instructional reform. Using lenses from organizational sociology, she investigates how leaders affect teachers’ responses to school reform. In her doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, she focused on policy implementation and institutional theory. She also taught educational leaders in the Leadership for Educational Equity Doctoral Program (LEEP). She is an associate editor for Educational Administration Quarterly (EAQ). She is on the Editorial Review Board for Reading Research Quarterly and reviews for AERJ, AJE, and EPAA. She is on the Executive Steering Committee of the Districts in Research in Reform SIG of AERA. From 2009-2012, Dr. Woulfin served as the program chair for AERA’s Organizational Theory Special Interest Group. As a former urban public school teacher and reading coach, she was dedicated to strengthening students’ reading and writing skills to promote educational equity. As a scholar, her commitment to raising the quality of instruction motivates her research on how policy influences—and is influenced by—administrators and teachers.