Faculty profile: Marsha Modeste

January 29, 2020

Name: Marsha Modeste

Title: Assistant Professor of Education

Department: Education Policy Studies

Phone: 814-863-3775

Email: mem67@psu.edu

Office address: 204C Rackley Building

Directory entry: https://ed.psu.edu/directory/mem67

Modeste's research focuses on school leadership across three areas: district governance, specifically urban districts under system-wide reform; the policy and cultural environment that informs school leadership; and distributed leadership. Her work with the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) has taken her to Copenhagen, Denmark, where she has led the expansion and implementation of CALL, an online, formative assessment of distributed leadership practices, in schools and districts (municipalities) under reform. She is currently leading two mixed methods studies that examine how school principals establish and maintain partnerships with external organizations in urban, rural and suburban locations; and the nature of teacher and staff leadership practice in Danish and U.S. schools. A former middle school teacher and central office program director, she focuses her work on organizational change in urban school districts using mayoral control and how system-wide school reform impacts urban school leadership. Modeste earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Last Updated February 05, 2020