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Helen M. Hazi, Ph.D.
Professor, Educational Leadership Studies
Helen M. Hazi studied clinical supervision at the University of Pittsburgh under Morris Cogan and Noreen Garman where she learned how to help teachers collect data on their performance and to hold conferences where they learned to reflect on their practice and progress. She has been an English teacher, a curriculum specialist, a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and an expert witness. She is a member of organizations such as the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision, the American Educational Research Association, and the Education Law Association. She writes about legal issues that have consequence for supervision and is currently tracking the policy and litigation on teacher evaluation in the 50 states.

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Academic Degrees

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1980
Major: Curriculum and Supervision

M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh, 1975
Major: Curriculum and Supervision

B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1971
Major: Secondary Education – English, Minor: History

Research Interests

  • Tracking and interpreting the laws in 50 states having consequence for instructional supervision, i.e. teacher observation, curriculum and staff development;
  • Interpretative case studies of the impact of legal mandates on supervisory practice in various states to explicate concepts, identify lessons, construct arguments, raise questions for further research, and write scenarios for the future;
  • Critical incidents of practice associated with certification, rights, testing, development, and evaluation of professional personnel and school reform; and
  • Selected aspects of the WV school finance case, Pauley v. Bailey, more commonly known as the “Recht decision.”