Margaret A. Eisenhart, Ph.D.
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School of Education
University of Colorado-Boulder

Margaret Eisenhart is Professor of Educational Anthropology and Research Methodology in the School of Education, University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the first recipient of the Bob and Judy Charles endowed chair in Education.

She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a member of the College of Education faculty at Virginia Tech for seven years before moving to the University of Colorado in 1988.

Margaret's research and publications have focused on two topics: what students learn about gender, race, and academics both inside and outside of U.S. schools; and applications of ethnographic methodology in educational research.

She is a contributing editor to Schooling the Symbolic Animal (2001, main editor: Bradley Levinson). She is co-author of Women's Science (with E. Finkel and others, 1998), Educated in Romance: Women, Achievement, and College Culture (with D. Holland, 1990), and Designing Classroom Research (with H. Borko, 1993,).

Margaret is the first person in the school of education to have her research recognized by receiving the 96th Distinguished Lecturer on Research and Creative Work (2003) Winner. She also received the Elizabeth Gee Award in 2001 for Outstanding Contributions to Women in Research, Teaching, and Service.

Dr. Eisenhart is also Director of cy.Scan, the Center for Youth in Science, Culture & NewMedia, a chartered center of the School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, which is devoted to

  1. providing services to socio-economically underrepresented communities
  2. conducting community-based research
  3. helping university-based researchers learn from community-based resources
  4. collecting and disseminating research on youth culture
  5. offering conferences on qualitative research and qualitative research technologies and
  6. providing opportunities for graduate students to engage in research.

Contact cy.Scan at (303) 492-8583 or email cy.Scan.

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