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Lora Bartlett
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Education Department
  • Affiliations Feminist Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1893
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, 3161
  • Office Hours By appointment
  • Mail Stop Education Department
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses Education 60: Introduction to Educational Issues, Education 160: Theories of School Reform, Education 182: The American Teacher, Education 237: Qualitative Research Methods, Educational Policy (PhD Seminar)

Summary of Expertise

COVID-19 as a Context for Teachers' Work

Teachers and Teachers' Work

Concpetions of the teaching profession 

Conditions of teacher commitment

Composition of teacher workforce

Transnational teacher migration

Schools as workplaces for teachers

Research Interests

My goal as a scholar is to advance and develop knowledge related to teachers’ professional commitment, conceptions of teacher professionalism and the composition of the teacher workforce. I am interested in schools as workplaces for teachers and the reciprocal relationship between educational policy and teachers’ orientations to their work. My work seeks to unpack notions of teachers’ work held by individuals, professional communities, organizations, and policy makers. I am interested in the consequences of the interactions of those competing conceptions for creating and maintaining a professional workforce.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Education, U.C. Berkeley 2001

M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Secondary English
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1990

B.A. English Literature
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1989

Honors, Awards and Grants

Sloan Center for Work and Family Post doctoral Fellow (2003)
Atlantic Public Policy Fellow, (2004)
Labor Employment Research Fund Grant (2008)
Smith Richardson Foundation Policy Fellow (2008)
National Science Foundation Noyce Grant (2009 - 2012)
UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)