LEADE Initiative Team

Leah Bueso is a postdoctoral scholar with the Civic Engagement Research Group at University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on issues of racial and economic inequality in special education law and pedagogy, as well as issues of access to civic education for students with disabilities.

Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky, and is an Affiliated Researcher with the Civic Engagement Research Group/LEADE.

Erica Hodgin is the Co-Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) at the University of California, Riverside. CERG partners with educational leaders and key stakeholders on district-wide reform efforts that seek to Leverage Equity and Access to Democratic Education (LEADE). Erica’s current research focuses on the distribution, quality, and influence of youth civic learning and digital civic learning opportunities. Before joining CERG, Erica taught English and Social Studies and served as an instructional coach at the middle school and high school level.

Joseph Kahne is the Ted and Jo Dutton Presidential Professor for Education Policy and Politics and Co-Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group at the University of California, Riverside. Professor Kahne’s research and writing focuses on the influence of school practices and new media on youth civic and political development.

John is a Professor at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA).  He also serves as the Faculty Director of Center X, which houses UCLA’s Teacher Education Program, Principal Leadership Program, and professional development initiatives.  Rogers studies the role of civic engagement in equity-focused school reform and civic renewal and the relationship between education and different forms of inequality.

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