Dr. Sam is a qualitative researcher whose current focus in on the nexus between grassroots leadership, faculty work, and educational policy that spans K-20 contexts. She is particularly interested in the role ethics plays in these areas. Her previous work includes studies on non- tenure track faculty in higher education, program evaluation, and Common Core reform initiatives. Prior to joining Rowan, she was a research specialist at the University of Pennsylvania,and spent seven years as a middle school History and English Language Arts teacher. Dr. Sam teaches courses for the doctoral program in Educational Leadership. B.A., Philosophy and English, Loyola Marymount University; M.A., Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University; M.A., Education, Loyola Marymount University; Ph.D., Urban Education, University of Southern California.