Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Tondra L. Loder-Jackson holds a primary appointment as professor of educational foundations in the UAB School of Education, where she helped to establish and formerly directed the UAB Center for Urban Education. She also holds secondary appointments in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences as a professor in the African American Studies Program and the Department of History, as well as, a senior faculty associate in the Institute for Human Rights. She has worked on anti-poverty, anti-discrimination, and educational initiatives at nonprofit organizations, schools, and universities in Chicago, IL and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Loder-Jackson authored Schoolhouse Activists: African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement published by State University of New York Press (December 2015).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Unearthing and bequeathing black feminist legacies of brown to a new generation of women and girls 2016
    2015 The Sociopolitical Context of Education in Post-Civil Rights BirminghamPeabody Journal of Education.  90:336-355. 2015
    2012 Hope and Despair: Southern Black Women Educators Across Pre- and Post-Civil Rights Cohorts Theorize about Their ActivismEducational Studies.  48:266-295. 2012
    2011 Bridging the legacy of activism across generations: Life stories of African American educators in post-civil rights BirminghamUrban Review.  43:151-174. 2011
    2008 On indignation, hope, and a call to action: Assessing hurricane Katrina's impact on Urban educationUrban Education.  43:419-420. 2008
    2006 Big change question: How do leaders' own lives and their educational contexts, influence their responses to the dilemmas and tensions they face in their daily work?Journal of Educational Change.  7:91-92. 2006
    2005 Is a principal still a teacher?: US women administrators' accounts of role conflict and role discontinuitySchool Leadership and Management.  25:263-279. 2005
    2005 Women administrators negotiate work-family conflicts in changing times: An intergenerational perspectiveEducational Administration Quarterly.  41:741-776. 2005
    2005 African American women principals' reflections on social change, community othermothering, and Chicago public school reformUrban Education.  40:298-320. 2005
    2005 On deferred dreams, callings, and revolving doors of opportunity: African-American womens reflections on becoming principalsUrban Review.  37:243-265. 2005
    2003 Inner-city youth development organizations: The salience of peer ties among early adolescent girlsApplied Developmental Science.  7:2-12. 2003
    2000 Inner-City Youth Development Organizations: Strengthening Programs for Adolescent GirlsJournal of Early Adolescence.  20:210-230. 2000

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Schoolhouse Activists African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement 2016
    2015 Schoolhouse Activists 2015
    2015 Schoolhouse Activists African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement 2015

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Teachers.  147-149. 2019
    2016 Parent and family engagement.  228-237. 2016
    2015 Revisiting Black Feminist Thought and Home-School Relations in the U.S. South 2015
    2013 Introduction.  1-6. 2013
    2013 A Critical Pedagogy of Resistance 2013
    2009 The confluence of race, gender, and generation in the lives of African American women principals.  223-236. 2009

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Loder-Jackson bridges historical and contemporary perspectives on African American education in the U. S. South with an emphasis on examining the role of educators in advocating for educational, civil, and human rights in Alabama. She also studies urban education, particularly teacher preparation, recruitment, and retention, and school, family, and community relations. Dr. Loder-Jackson has published extensively in a cross section of education journals, including Urban Education, Urban Review, Peabody Journal of Education, Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Negro Education, Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum's (AATC) Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, and the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) special interest group's Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research. Dr. Loder-Jackson is also co-editing a new book volume with two historians of education focused on the activism of Black educators from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Loder-Jackson teaches courses that primarily address historical and social foundations of education, educational policy and politics, and social movements and education. She is a founding committee member of the Educational Studies in Diverse Populations (ESDP) doctoral program, where she currently serves as the advisor of the Metropolitan Education Studies (MES) concentration. Dr. Loder-Jackson is the School of Education's recipient of the UAB President's Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2020.
  • Teaching Activities

  • EDF797 - Independent Studies (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • EDF799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EDF606 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EDF706 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EDF796 - Dissertation Seminar (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EDF797 - Independent Studies (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EDF798 - Individual Research in Found (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF620 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF720 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF796 - Dissertation Seminar (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF797 - Independent Studies (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF600 - Urban Education (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF700 - Urban Education (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF765 - Metro Educ Studies Proseminar (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF797 - Independent Studies (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDF620 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDF720 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDF706 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDF765 - Metro Educ Studies Proseminar (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDF720 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDF706 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDF765 - Metro Educ Studies Proseminar (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDF620 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDF720 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDF606 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDF706 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDF606 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDF706 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDF600 - Urban Education (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDF600 - Urban Education (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDF606 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EDF600 - Urban Education (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EDF620 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EDF600 - Urban Education (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EDF606 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EDF600 - Urban Education (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EDF620 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EDF606 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EDF600 - Urban Education (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EDF620 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EDC729 - EDS Research Project II (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • EDC713 - Edu Issues and Human Diversity (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EDF606 - Social Movements in Education (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EDF362 - Fnd of Edu I: Soc Hist Phil (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EDF600 - Urban Education (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EDF620 - Amer Ed Culture Race/Class/Gen (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Northwestern University 2002
  • Master of Science in Public Policy Analysis, University of Chicago 1991
  • University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2003
  • Full Name

  • Tondra Loder-Jackson