Elena Aydarova

Assistant Professor

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Office: 4002 Haley Center

Department: Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology

Campus Mail: 4036 Haley Center

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Phone: (334) 844-7784

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Academic Areas

Educational Psychology

Foundations of Education


Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, 2015, Michigan State University

MA in Linguistics, 2005, University of South Carolina

BA in English, 2003, Odessa National University

Professional Experience

2017 - Present

Assistant Professor, Auburn University

2015 - 2017

Postdoctoral Scholar, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

2007 - 2010

English Faculty, Emirates College for Advanced Education, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates

2005 - 2007

English Instructor, College of Humanities and Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

Teaching Interests

* Social Foundations of Education
* Issues of Diversity in Education
* Global Perspectives on Education
* Philosophy of Education
* Decolonial Theories, Methods, and Practices

Research Interests

* Social Justice and Equity in Education
* Global Education Policies
* Educational Privatization
* Teacher Education Commodification
* Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
* Internationalization of Educational Settings

Dr. Aydarova's research focuses on educational reforms in the context of global neoliberal
transformations in education. Her projects explore privatization of teacher education, teacher preparation for culturally and linguistically diverse students, as well as internationalization of education in the US.


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