Position: Professor and Department Chair of Leadership Studies; EdD Program Coordinator
Location: Room 216A Bowman Building, 20 South Cameron St., Winchester
Phone: (540) 535-3542
Employed Since: 2007
B.A., Middlebury College (English); Ed.M. Harvard Graduate School of Education (International Education concentration); PhD, Vanderbilt University (Leadership & Policy Studies)
Fields of Expertise:
My teaching and research focus on educational leadership and the social and policy context of education. I am interested in problems of practice in educational leadership with particular interests in equity, international education, virtual exchange, adult learning. and doctoral preparation for education leaders.
Shiffman, C.D. (2019). Supporting immigrant families and rural schools: The boundary spanning possibilities of an adult ESL program. Educational Administration Quarterly, 55(4), 537-570.
Shiffman, C.D. (2017). “It helps me to help them”: A case study of parents in GED classrooms and their children. Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 6(3), 5-18.
Shiffman, C.D. (2013). Locating common ground: An exploration of adult educator practices that support parent involvement for school-age children. School Community Journal, 23(2), 185-205.
Shiffman, C.D. (2013). The juggling act: Navigating parent involvement in the welfare reform era. Educational Policy, 27(1), 64-91.
Shiffman, C.D. (2012). Catalysts for change? Examining the roles of teacher leaders and learning communities in externally created professional development programs. Education Leadership Review, 13(1), 35-43.
Shiffman, C.D., Flanary, R.A., & English, F.W. (2012). ESEA Waivers: Considerations for policymakers and stakeholders. NCPEA Policy Brief, 1(1).
Shiffman, C.D. (2011). Making it visible: An exploration of how adult education participation informs parent involvement in education for school-age children. Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 5(3), 161-170.
Shiffman, C.D., Riggan, M., Massell, D., Goldwasser, M., & Anderson, J. (2008). Channeling adaptation: The role of design in enactment patterns. In J.A. Supovitz and E.H. Weinbaum (Eds.), The implementation gap: Understanding reform in high schools. New York: Teachers College Press.
Weinbaum, E.H., Shiffman, C.D., & Goertz, M.E. (2008). Tilting the scales: Central office support for external school improvement programs. In J.A. Supovitz and E.H. Weinbaum (Eds.), The implementation gap: Understanding reform in high schools. New York: Teachers College Press.
Murphy, J. & Shiffman, C.D. (2002). Understanding and assessing the charter school movement. New York: Teachers College Press.
Shiffman, C.D. & Sijamhodžic-Nadarevic, D. Bringing the world into university educator and leadership classes with virtual exchange: A practical guide for faculty. In K. Brown, S. Rodriguez, & R. Papa (Eds.), Recipes to combat the ‘isms.’ ICPEL Publications [Manuscript accepted for publication].
Shiffman, C.D. Virtual exchange and mutually inclusive international partnerships. In D.A. Razak & (Eds). Reimagining internationalization to be more mutually inclusive. International Islamic University Malaysia. [Manuscript accepted for publication].
Selected Professional Service
2021 Virtual International Exchange Fellow, Barzinji Project
2019 Shenandoah University Delegate Travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Malaysia, Barzinji Project
2019 Achilles-Hoyle Service Award, International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership
Executive Board Member, International Council for Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL), (2017-2020)
Editor, NCPEA Policy Brief (2011-2014)
Peace Corps Volunteer (Taught English as a Foreign Language in a rural middle school in Thailand)