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Danielle Carrier

Dr. Danielle Carrier

Assistant Professor


Danielle M. Carrier, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her research agenda explores the influence of intersecting contextual factors in shaping teacher identity and decision-making. Dr. Carrier’s expertise involves the social context of education including foundations, policy, and practice related to culturally relevant education. Informed by her experiences as an educator in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Singapore, Texas, and Georgia, Dr. Carrier’s interdisciplinary research interests include the history and politics of education related to educational policy and practice. Dr. Carrier has served in various leadership capacities in the educational research community including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education), and as a U.S. and international educator.

  • PHD - University of Georgia (2022)
  • MA - University of Connecticut (2004)
  • BS - University of Connecticut (2003)

CIE 304 Elementary Education Practicum I
CIE 343 Curriculum: Primary and Middle Grades
CIE 380 Elementary Education Practicum II

  • Navigating Paradox and Power in the Nation’s Capital: The John F. Cook Family and Elite Black Leadership in the District’s Segregated Schools (1880-1920), American Educational History Journal, 2023
  • From problematic to powerful: The critical role of teacher education faculty during teacher study abroad, Study abroad for pre-service and in-service teachers: Transformative learning on a global scale , Routledge Research in Teacher Education, 2021,
  • Race-Conscious Professional Teaching Standards: Where Do the States Stand?, Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2024,
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Oral History Association
  • Organization of Educational Historians
  • History of Eduction Society

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Areas of Expertise

teacher education, teacher identity development, educational equity, sociocultural learning, oral history