Susan Faircloth

Dr. Susan Faircloth


Educational Leadership

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Professional Service

Member, Advisory Committee, Court Improvement Program (CIP), North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, 2014 – present
Member, National Board of Advisors, Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012 – present
Member, External Advisory Board, American Indian Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2013 – present
Member, Advisory Group, Dropout Prevention Initiative, Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, in collaboration with the National Center for Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities, 2011 – present 
Member, Exceptional Children’s Advisory Board, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2009 – present
Member, Technical Review Panel, National Indian Education Study, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education and the National Center for Education Statistics, Washington, DC, 2007 - present 

Editorial Work

Associate Editor, American Educational Research Journal – Social and Institutional Analysis, 2013- present
Senior Associate Editor, American Journal of Education, 2011– present; Contributing Editor, 2009 – 2011; Reviewer, 2005 – present
Member, Editorial Review Board, American Secondary Education, 2005 – present
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of American Indian Education (Center for Indian Education,Arizona State University), 2003 – present

Research Interests

Indigenous Education
Students with Disabilities
Culturally Relevant Leadership Practices
Graduation/Dropout Rates among American Indian Males with Disabilities
Moral and Ethical Dimensions of School Leadership

Honors and Awards

William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, 2014 – 2016
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 2012
Research Fellow, American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Research Center, University of Colorado Denver (formerly The University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center), Fall 2006 – Spring 2010
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2008
Mentored by Dr. Gary Orfield, Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, University of California Los Angeles