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Camille Bryant, PhD

Associate Professor

O: (410)-516-2295

Camille Bryant is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. She teaches research methods courses across a variety of program areas, and her research interests focus on the use of advanced methodological approaches to examine the impact of policy implementation on student outcomes. She aims to better understand how contextual variables influence teachers’ implementation of policies and their combined effects on student outcomes. She has published and presented research in the areas of survey research, policy implementation and spatial reasoning, and has experience managing federally funded research studies. Prior to becoming a professor, she worked with refugee children as an Americorps VISTA. She also taught in the inner city as a Teach for America corps member.

EDUCATION

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Ph.D. in Educational Research, Statistics and Evaluation, 2010

M.Ed. in Educational Research, Statistics and Evaluation, 2007

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Georgia Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education, 2004

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

B.S. in Psychology, 2000

 

HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Johns Hopkins University-School of Education, Baltimore MD
EdD Research Methods Coordinator, 2017-present
Associate Professor, 2015-present

Courses Taught
ED.883.718: Research Methods and Systematic Inquiry I
ED.883.719: Research Methods and Systematic Inquiry II
ED.883.721: Evaluation of Educational Policies and Programs
ED.863.681: Research and Evaluation for Counselors
ED.880.665: Mixed Methods Research

Columbus State University-College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus, GA
Associate Professor 2014-2015
Assistant Professor 2010-2014

Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
Adjunct Professor, 2008-2010

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Atlanta GA Public Schools, Capitol View Elementary School  2002-2006

Instructor

  • Taught kindergarten and 1st grade students according to state and national standards.
  • Helped students master the Georgia Performance Standards and Quality Core Curriculum.
  • Designed and implemented research-based curriculum as a chosen member of the Design Team.

Georgia Mutual Assistance Association Consortium-Resources for Refugee and Immigrant Youth, Stone Mountain, GA 2000-2001

Americorps VISTA-Youth Coordinator

  • Managed after-school tutorial program for refugee and immigrant youth.
  • Served as a communication liaison between local schools and refugee families.
  • Recruited and trained volunteers for tutoring and educational programs.
PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journals
Parsons, A. W., & Bryant, C. L. (2016). Deepening kindergarteners’ science vocabulary: A design study. Journal of Educational Research, 109(3), 218-234. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2014.968913 or http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/vjer20

Bryant, C. L., & Maarouf, S., Burcham, J., & Greer, D. (2016). The examination of a teacher candidate rubric: A confirmatory factor analysis. Teaching and Teacher Education, 57(3), 79-96. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2016.03.012

Becker, B., Rees, A, Frazier, A, & Bryant, C. L. (2015). Integrating theatre & geography to develop spatial thinking in youth. University of Alabama Press, 23, 67-80.

Conradi, K., Jang, B. G., Craft, A., & Bryant, C. L., & McKenna, M. C. (2013). Measuring adolescents’ attitudes toward reading: A classroom survey. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(7), 565-570. doi: 10.1002/JAAL.183

McKenna, M., Conradi, K., Lawrence, C., Huang, B., & Meyer, J. (2012). Reading attitudes of middle school students: A U.S. survey. Reading Research Quarterly, 27(3), 283-306. doi: 10.1002/RRQ.021

Book Chapters
Rees, A., Becker, B., Bryant, C. L. & Frazier, A. D. (2016). Shaping Ourspace: Children’s embodiment and engaging nature. In A. M. F. Murnaghan & L. J. Shillington (Eds.) Children, Nature, Cities (pp. 171-194). New York, NY: Routledge

PRESENTATIONS

Frazier, A. D., Bryant, C. L., Becker, B., Rees, A. (2016, June). Developing visual-spatial thinking in youth using sensorimotor experiences: Approaches from a Piagetian cognitive framework. Paper presented at the Jean Piaget Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Bryant, C. L., Cole, J. & Bushong, E. (2014, May). A canonical correlation analysis of the influence of contextual factors on reading instruction: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-first grade sample. Poster presented at the Women in Statistics Conference, Cary, NC.

Becker, B., Rees, A., Frazier, A. D., & Bryant, C. L. (2014, April). Shaping OurSpace: When theatre, geography, and pedagogy mix. Paper presented at the Theatre Symposium: Southeastern Theatre Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Frazier, A. D., Bryant, C. L. Rees, A., & Becker, B. (2014, January). Shaping OurSpace: A multidisciplinary approach to developing spatial thinking. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Hackett, P., Baltimore, M., & Bryant, C. L. (2013, October). Process and structure in research creation. Presentation for the Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference, Columbus, GA.

Bryant, C. L., Konold, T. R., Cole, J. Bushong, E., & Shaw-Powell, P. (2013, April). The Influence of poverty related contextual variables on reading instruction: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-first grade sample. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Rees, A., Becker, B., Frazier, A. D., & Lawrence, C. (2012, November). Spatial thinking, power, pedagogy and children’s participation in planning: Finding common ground through geography and theatre. Paper presented at the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Conference, Asheville, NC.

Blalock, E., Greer, D., & Lawrence, C. (2012, June). Early literacy interventions in an Early Head Start. Poster presented at the National Head Start Conference, Washington DC.

Blalock, E., Greer, D., & Lawrence, C. (2012, April). Read to me! Early literacy interventions in an Early Head Start. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Lawrence, C. (2012, January). Do teacher contextual factors matter?: Looking beyond the input output model of policy implementation. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Lawrence, C. (2011, October). Negotiating reading curricula: Why a reading endorsement matters for novice teachers. Paper presented at the Georgia American Educational Research Association Conference, Savannah, GA.

Lawrence, C. (2011, June) A look inside the black box of policy implementation. Paper presented at the International Mixed Methods Research Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Lawrence, C. (2010, January). An examination of scripted reading programs: A policy perspective. Paper presented at the Curry Research Conference, Charlottesville, VA.

McKenna, M. C., Conradi, K., Lawrence, C, Craft, A. & Jang, B. (2009, December). A national survey of adolescent attitudes towards reading. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

McKenna, M. C., Conradi, K., Lawrence, C. & Craft, A. (2009, November). Adolescent reading attitudes survey: A tool for teachers. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

McKenna, M. C., Nagel, C. N., Conradi, K., & Lawrence, C. (2008, December). Development of an adolescent reading attitude survey. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

WORKSHOPS

Pape, S., Bryant, C. L., Paulson, E. (2016, October). Problems of practice: Two program perspectives. Workshop for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, Augusta, GA.

Bryant, C. L., Frazier, A., & Saltiel, I. (2013, February). Statistics Workshop. Columbus State University. Columbus, GA.

Frazier, A. Bryant, C. L., & Saltiel, I. (2013, January). Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research. Columbus State University. Columbus, GA.

INVITED TALKS

Bryant, C. L., Burgess, K., & Christensen, K., (2014, October). Research-everybody’s doing it: Answers to questions about contemporary research. Panel discussion at the Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference. Columbus State University, Columbus. GA.

Bryant, C. L. (2014, April). Navigating the tenure and promotion portfolio. Panel discussion for the College of Education and Health Professions. Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Bryant, C. L. (2013, November). Using video assignments as an instructional tool. Presentation for the College of Education and Health Professions. Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

 

GRANTS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2014) $1,317,905 (Funded)
Dorsey, B.,P.I., Bryant, C. L., Investigator
Early Head Start Childcare Partnership Program

The Knight Foundation (2013-2014) – $10,000 (Funded)
Frazier, A., Rees, A., P.I.’s; Becker, B., Co-P.I., Bryant, C. L.; Co-P.I.
Shaping OurSpace

Columbus State University: College of Education and Health Professions (2012) $3,000 (Funded)
Bryant, C. L., P.I.
Faculty Summer Research Grant

Columbus State University: College of Education and Health Professions (2012) $2,000 (Funded)
Bryant, C. L., P.I.
Faculty Summer Research Grant

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Johns Hopkins University
Institutional Review Board 2016-present

School of Education
Promotions Appeal Committee 2016-present
Diversity Committee 2015-present
Student Affairs Committee 2015-present

Reviewer
National Science Foundation-Grant Reviewer 2011-presnet
Review of Educational Research 2014-present
Reading Research Quarterly 2013-present
Sage Publications-Statistics Textbooks 2011-present
Routledge Publishing-Multivariate Statistics Textbook 2016
Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference 2013
Worth Publishers-Statistics Textbooks 2012

AWARDS

Distinguished Scholar Award 2015
Distinguished Faculty Member Award 2015
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 2014
Mary Catherine Ellwein Award 2009
National Reading Conference Minority Research Student Travel Award 2008
Golden Key International Honour Society 2008
Elsie Hughes Cabell Scholarship 2007