Social Ventures Australia The Social Ventures Australia Bright Spots Schools Connection: Improving Education through Social Networks July 2020-June 2021 Principal Investigator Monash University This research project examines educational social networks within and across Australian schools to better understand how teachers and principals collaborate toward improving educational processes and outcomes. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia-Indonesia Institute Islamic Schooling in Australia and Indonesia: A Collaborative Documentary Film July 2019-2021 Principal Investigator Monash University This project advances cross-cultural understanding and engagement through the development of a documentary film, corresponding screening events, and a website that explores the similarities, differences, challenges, and educational successes of Islamic schools in Indonesia and Australia.
Advancing Women’s Research Success Grant Islamic Educational Leadership in Southernmost Thailand March 2019 Principal Investigator Monash University This research project explores how Islamic school leaders shape Islamic learning environments, the ways in which formal schooling develops ethno-religious identity and the influence this has on social cohesion.
Monash University Seeding Grant Exploring the development of Australian Muslim identity in one Australian Islamic school. October 2018 Principal Investigator Monash University This research grant will investigate how one Australian Islamic school develops in its students an Australian Muslim identity.
Professional Development Program for Indonesian School Principals and Supervisors. Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia August 2018 Academic Lead Monash University This engagement grant focused on leadership training and cross-cultural learning for Indonesian school principals and supervisors.
The Australian-Indonesia Centre Attitudes and Perceptions Tactical Research Project. Are Islamic schools in Indonesia educating for or against religious extremism? March 2017 Principal Investigator Monash University This research grant explored the crucial role that Indonesian Islamic school principals play in leading schools that educate for or against religious extremism.
U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Scholar Program In schools we trust? Exploring school and community relationships in Mindanao, Philippines. August-December 2015 University of Idaho This teaching and research grant explored how school leaders go about their work building and sustaining trust within their school and community. This research explored the complexities school leaders face when working in areas with ethno-religious difference, ultimately calling for a rethinking of the skills and attitudes needed to lead schools in areas that lack trust between groups of people. For the teaching portion of the grant, I taught two graduate courses, Educational Leadership and Comparative Education Systems at Capitol University. I also provided workshops for faculty, students, and educational practitioners on action research and qualitative research.
Center for International Programs Building global partnerships to improve the human condition through professional development: Iowa State University and the University of Pristina, Kosovo February 2013 Principal Investigator Iowa State University This grant supported two faculty members to provide seven teacher training workshops at the Center for Excellency in Teaching. Topics were chosen in consultation with University of Pristina faculty and include: (1) action research; (2) teaching methodology; (3) instructional leadership, and (4) graduate student mentorship.
U.S. Embassy, Pristina, Kosovo University Supports Grants Program October 2012 Key Personnel Iowa State University This grant created an exchange experience between the academic communities of Kosovo and Iowa. Iowa State University hosted a 3 week summer cultural emersion and English as a foreign language teacher training course for Kosovar English teachers. Center for International Programs Global partnerships to promote multicultural education: An innovative multi-media project created jointly with Iowa State University and Prince of Songkla University in Pattani, Thailand February 2012 Principal Investigator Iowa State University This grant established a partnership between ISU and Prince of Songkla University (PSU) in Southern Thailand focused on issues of diversity and multiculturalism.
Innovative Teaching Initiatives Program College-wide Qualitative Research Coursework Development and Refinement December 2011 Key Personnel Iowa State University This grant focused on developing a series of qualitative research courses that were developed during a week-long planning session where a selected group of faculty wrote course descriptions and objectives, developed course syllabi, designed assignments and learning opportunities for students, and prepared for course implementation.