Dr. Shanan Chappell

NDPC Fellow

Dr. Shanan Chappell

Research Assistant Professor, The Center for Educational Partnerships, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University

Dr. Chappell holds a Ph.D. in Education Curriculum and Instruction from Old Dominion University, a Master of Education from Regent University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Virginia Wesleyan College. Currently, Dr. Chappell is co-principal investigator serving as analyst and consultant on a variety of projects:

  • Student Growth Percentile Professional Development, Virginia Department of Education
  • Troops to Teachers Program Evaluation, U.S. Department of Defense
  • A Scale-up of Power Teaching Math in Middle Schools, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, Investing in Innovation

She also serves as a member of the Regional Education Lab – Appalachia’s Southern Virginia College and Career Readiness Alliance and as an adjunct instructor in the Educational Foundations and Leadership department at ODU.

She previously served as an analyst for a randomized-controlled trial conducted by the Regional Education Lab – Appalachia, as Research Analyst in the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economics Research at the University of Memphis, as adjunct professor in the Computer Information Services and Computer Technology Services departments at the College of the Albemarle in northeast North Carolina, as Research Assistant for educational policy studies at the Old Dominion University Research Foundation, and as instructor in the Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education. She has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports, including publications in the Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, Preventing School Failure, and the NAASP Bulletin. She has experience teaching at the elementary level and as a Computer and Technology Skills curriculum designer. Her research interests include educational policy studies, teacher preparation programs, and educational technology initiatives.

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