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Her most recent articles include, Research to Practice: The Case of Boston Public Schools, Education Matters and Boston Plan for Excellence. This article is a study of one school district and their experience in connecting research, policy and practice. She has just completed a study of the implementation of Linked Learning in eight school districts throughout California and has recently completed a study of several California schools attempting to implement data-driven decision-making. Findings from both of these studies will be presented in Santiago, Chile at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) Conference in January 2013.
Working internationally is one way Dr. Hubbard devotes her time to education reform.
Her work has taken her and USD students on education trips to South Africa, Costa Rica and New Zealand. In New Zealand, she and her students also conducted research on the roll out of New Zealand National Standards. In addition to presenting her own research, Dr. Hubbard will take students to Santiago Chile in January to attend the ICSEI Conference. ICSEI is an organization that provides an international forum for the exchange of information and dialogue on critical educational reform issues. It is designed to build an international professional learning community between researchers, practitioners and policy makers.
Dr. Hubbard has said, “I’m really interested in USD’s internationalization initiative. It not only gives our students opportunities to study abroad, but also to understand another culture and how we’re connected.”
She has a joint appointment in SOLES with the departments of Learning and Teaching and Leadership Studies. She teaches classes in Multicultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Social Foundations, Education Reform, Advanced Qualitative Research Methods and Dissertation Seminar.
Hubbard currently serves on AVID’s African American Male Initiative Committee and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk. She also views mentoring new faculty and students as one of her primary passions and responsibilities as a veteran faculty member of the university.
Dr. Hubbard and her husband Ron have two children, Tammy and Mark and two grandchildren, Lana 10 and Lily 5. She enjoys riding her tandem bike with her husband as well as swimming and spending time with her family.