SCOPE Advisory Board

Board Chair

Ira Lit

Ira Lit
Associate Professor (Teaching), Stanford Graduate School of Education; Director, Stanford Elementary Teacher Education Program; and Faculty Sponsor, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education

Dr. Lit's research and practice focuses on teacher education, elementary education, educational equity, and the design and purpose of education and schooling, as well as the exploration of the educational experience of students often marginalized by the school context. Learn more

Board Members

Image of Arnetha Ball

Arnetha F. Ball
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education; Director, Race, Inequality and Language in Education Program (RILE); and Co-Director, Center for the study of Race, Ethnicity and Language (CREAL) 

Dr. Ball's research aims to improve education for diverse student populations in three intersecting contexts: U.S. schools in which predominantly poor African American, Latino, and Pacific Islander students are underachieving; community-based organizations that are part of an alternative education system offering "second"/"last" chance opportunities; and teacher education programs. Learn more

 Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond
President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute; and Emeritus Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education

Dr. Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University where she founded the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and served as the faculty sponsor of the Stanford Teacher Education Program, which she helped to redesign. Learn more

Langer-Osuna

Jennifer Langer-Osuna 
Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education 

Dr. Langer-Osuna researches math classrooms and the interactional mechanisms that drive cooperative problem-solving. She examines students’ development of math solutions as mediated by their authority relations and discursive position. Using her expertise in discourse analysis and cognitive development, Dr. Langer-Osuna studies how social identities, such as race and gender, shape math learning. Learn more

Sarah Levine

Sarah Levine
Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education 

Dr. Levine's research focuses on the teaching and learning of literary interpretation and writing in under-resourced urban high schools, with an emphasis on the links between in- and out-of-school interpretive practices. Learn more

Dr. Martinez

Ramón Antonio Martínez 
Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education 

Dr. Martínez explores the intersections of language, race, and ideology in the public schooling experiences of students of color, with a particular focus on bi/multilingual Chicana/o and Latina/o children and youth. Learn more

Dr. Rosa

Jonathan Rosa 
Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education 

Dr. Rosa's research theorizes the co-naturalization of language and race as a way of apprehending modes of societal exclusion and inclusion across institutional domains. He analyzes the interplay between youth socialization, raciolinguistic formations, and structural inequality in urban contexts. Learn more