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Amber M. Neal-Stanley, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University. Her research agenda converges at the intersections of critical Black studies in education, abolitionist teaching, Black feminist qualitative approaches, and spirituality in education. Informed by her lived experiences, memories and herstories as a Detroit Public School (DPS) student as well as appointments as a social worker and public elementary school teacher, Dr. Neal-Stanley is committed to preparing the next generation of teachers to address structural inequity, (re)member Black radical traditions, and utilize intersectional analyses and humanizing pedagogical and research approaches. An award-winning educator and scholar, Dr. Neal-Stanley was recently granted the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research.
- Ph.D. — Educational Theory and Practice, University of Georgia
- M.S.W. — Social Work, University of Georgia
- B.S. — Human Development and Family Studies, Bowling Green State University
- 2022 – present
Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education, Purdue University
Instructor, Elementary Education
Department of Educational Theory and Practice
College of Education, University of Georgia
- Neal-Stanley, A. M. (forthcoming). The fugitive spirit of historical Black women teachers: Theorizing hush harbors as praxis. Curriculum Inquiry.
- Dillard, C.B. & Neal, A.M. (2021). Still following our North Star: The necessity of Black women’s spiritual (re)membering in qualitative (re)search. Qualitative Inquiry.
- Neal, A.M. & Dunn, D.C. (2020). Our ancestors’ wildest dreams: (Re)membering the freedom dreams of Black women abolitionist teachers. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 35(4), 59-73.
- Dillard, C.B. & Neal, A.M. (2020). I am because we are: (Re)membering Ubuntu in the pedagogy of Black woman teachers from Africa to America and back again. Theory into Practice, 59(4), 370-378.
- EDCI 61500 — Qualitative Research Methods in Education
- EDCI 61600 — Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis in Educational Research
- EDCI 68400 — Seminar in Curriculum Studies (History of Black Education in the U.S.)