Lara Willox

Lara Willox, Ph.D.

Director, EDD in School Improvement

Phone: 678-839-6059 | Fax: 678-839-5524

Email:  lwillox@westga.edu

Office: Education Center 206

Biography

Lara Willox is the director of the Ed.D. in School Improvement program and an Assistant Professor of Learning and Teaching at the University of West Georgia. Her research is in the area of collaborative action research, elementary social studies education, and teaching for social responsibility. She is active in the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS); she is the chair of the elementary social studies special interest group. She advocates for the inclusion of social studies curriculum in the elementary grades, and focuses her teaching and research on socially just and responsible education. Prior to completing her doctorate at UNC Chapel Hill, she taught for twelve years in public elementary schools in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Education/Degrees

  • B.S., Elementary Education, East Carolina University, 1994
  • M.Ed., Elementary Education, University of North Carolina, 2005
  • PhD, Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2011

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • ECED-8272 (Teacher as Leader)    
    • EDSI-7385 (Spec. Topics in School Improve)    
    • EDSI-9902 (Dissertation Mentoring Sec 2)    
    • EDSI-9903 (Dissertation Mentoring Sec 3)    
    • EDSI-9923 (Lead for Diversity in 21st Cen)    
    • EDSI-9941 (Models of School Impr & Reform)    
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    
  • Summer 2016 Sections
    • EDSI-9941 (Models of School Impr & Reform) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E21
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • EDSI-7385 (Spec. Topics in School Improve) Section: E02
    • ECED-8272 (Teacher as Leader) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9903 (Dissertation Mentoring Sec 3) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9923 (Lead for Diversity in 21st Cen) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E22
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • EDSI-9902 (Dissertation Mentoring Sec 2) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9941 (Models of School Impr & Reform) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E28
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E28
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • ECED-8272 (Teacher as Leader) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E01

Selected Publications

  • Glass, V. Q., Willox, L., Barrow, K. M., & Jones, S. (2015). Moving Beyond “Normal”: Celebrating Gay and Lesbian Families in Early Childhood Environments. Journal of GLBT Family Studies
  • Willox, L. (2015). Ed.D. program online delivery as a medium for enhanced civic engagement. In Stead, V. (Ed.). The Education Doctorate (Ed.D.): Issues of Access, Diversity, Social Justice, and Community Leadership. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Willox, L., & Newman, S. (2014). Cracking the Codes of Number Relationships. Illinois Mathematics Teacher. 62(1), Retrieved from http://www.ictm.org/journal/index.php/imt