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Heather L Roth

Assistant Professor | Assistant Professor

Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management | College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Equitable school improvement, leadership for equity and diversity, organizational theory, qualitative research, critcal epistemologies 

 

Education

Ph.D. Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis , University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dissertation Title: The Intersection of Equity Systems Change and African American Student Success.

M.S.E. Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

B.S. Elementary Education with Distinction, Summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Biography

Dr. Roth is an assistant professor in the department of Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management (LSCSM). She is a former visiting assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  She received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis in social justice.  Heather has practical experience in K12 as a central office administrator, special education program support lead, special education teacher, and general education. Heather’s research interest includes organizational equity systems change: (a) leader/teacher actions and learning, (b) effect on success for traditionally marginalized groups, and (c) policy to support the process.  Heather has presented refereed papers from her research at the University Council of Educational Administration annual convention and at American Educational Research Association annual meeting.

Awards

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Education Wall of Honor Inductee

Affiliations

American Educational Research Association

University Council for Educational Administration

Publications & Presentations

Refereed Papers Presentations

Roth, H.L. (2020). Organizational equity systems change to disrupt racial inequities: A multi-case study. Paper presented American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 17-21, 2020, San Francisco, CA. (Conference cancelled).

Roth, H.L. (2019). Leadership change and sustainability of organizational equity systems for African American success: A case study. Paper presented at University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, November 14-18, 2019, New Orleans, LA.

Roth, H.L. (2018). African American leader’s and teachers’ perspectives on equity systems change. Paper presented American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 5-9, 2019, Toronto.

Roth, H.L. (2018). Principals’ practices for creating holistic organizational equity systems change for African American student success. Paper presented at University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, November 14-18, 2018, Houston, TX.

Roth, H.L. (2017). African American families’ perspectives on equity systems change:  A case study of one middle school. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 13-17, 2018, New York.

Capper, C. A. & Roth, H. (2017).  Implications of Disability Studies Theories for equity leadership across identities.  Paper presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, November 15-19, 2017; Denver, CO,

Roth, H.L. (2017). The Intersection of equity systems change and African American student success. Paper presented at University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, November 15-19, 2017, Denver, CO.

Capper, C. A., Roth, H. (2017). Black Feminist epistemology and organizational theory: Lessons for White people leading to eliminate inequities. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 27- May 1, 2017, San Antonio, TX.

Capper, C. A. & Roth, H. (2016). Evolution of social justice identity: Toward a theory of individual and organizational identity development toward social justice.  Paper presented at University Council for Educational Administration, Annual Convention, November 17-20, 2016, Detroit, MI.

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Contact Information

(904) 620-2990

heather.roth@unf.edu