Professor Mary Lynn Hamilton, Ph.D.

Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Mary Lynn Hamilton, professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 1989 after receiving her PhD in teacher education from The University of Arizona. Since 2009 she has served as the Co-Editor of Teaching and Teacher Education, an International Journal of Research and Studies and one of the premier journals in teaching and teacher education. She also serves on various editorial boards, including Teaching and Teachers and Studying Teacher Education.


With Dr. Stefinee Pinnegar, Dr. Hamilton has co-authored Self-Study of practice as a genre of qualitative research: Theory, methodology, and practice (2009); she has published her work in a variety of journals and has co-edited the International Handbook of Self Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices (2004). One strand of her research focuses on the development of teachers’ professional knowledge and the research methodologies that make explicit the development of that knowledge. Another strand explores issues of social justice with a cosmopolitan lens.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Teaching & Teacher Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1989
  • M. Ed., Secondary Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1982
  • B.A., Social Studies Area, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1975


Curriculum & Instruction; Qualitative Research; Social Justice/Diversity/Culturally Responsive Education; Development of professional knowledge

An interesting read on heritage language research conducted by Dr. Hyesun Cho, C&T assistant professor and recent recipient of the Michael B. Salwen Scholar Award
Researcher calls for inclusion of heritage language in teacher preparation | The University of...
Researcher calls for inclusion of heritage language in teacher preparationMon, 05/05/2014ContactMike KringsKU News Service785-864-8860mkrings@ku.eduLAWRENCE — Heritage language education is growing, but it is still not recognized by students, parents, teachers and teacher educators as a benefit for…

Don't forget to stop by packet pick-up for the Dr. Bob Run today from 3-6 p.m. at Gary Gribble's in Lawrence

Why KU
  • Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
  • All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
  • Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
  • Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award