Stanford University, 2007
Assistant Professor of Education
Office: SAC 359; Phone: 610-519-3083
Dr. Conner’s expertise lies in educational policy, urban schooling, and school reform.
University of Pittsburgh, 1980
First College Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Assistant Professor of Education and Counseling
Office: SAC 105; Phone: 610-519-4600
Dr. Lafferty occasionally teaches graduate courses in the area of administration and organization of colleges and universities. She has taught courses on school law, statistics and evaluations but focuses primarily on leadership theories, especially as they inform institutions of higher education. Dr. Lafferty also teaches EDU 4290 in the fall and spring semesters, an undergraduate course on the Philosophy of Education, required for both Education majors and minors working on their certification. The course examines different philosophies of educational theorists, coupled with current issues impacting on the profession. Salient theories of leadership are examined to help form a philosophy and praxis for today’s students, especially those entering the teaching profession. Dr. Lafferty also occasionally supervises student teachers.