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Hannah Baggett

Hannah Baggett, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor

Phone: 334-844-3024
Office Location: 4036 Haley Center
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Academic Areas

Educational Psychology
Educational Research, Measurement, and Assessment

Short Bio

Dr. Hannah Baggett is an Associate Professor in the College of Education with specialization in educational research. Her research interests include critical theories, race and education, and educator beliefs. She also has particular interest in qualitative and participatory methods as they intersect with social justice issues.

A former high school French teacher, Dr. Baggett's scholarship focuses on a pipeline of educational junctures, including work about World Language education, preservice and practicing teachers, and youth in alternative schools. Her work been published in journals such as the American Educational Research Journal, Teaching and Teacher Education, Qualitative Inquiry, and the Journal of Adolescent Research.

Her recent book, The Grammar of School Discipline: Removal, Resistance, and Reform in Alabama Schools, coauthored with Carey Andrzejewski, Ph.D., weaves numeric data about school discipline with portraits of alternative school students and school administrators. They describe how school discipline policies and practices damage relationships with and trajectories of Black youth and how practitioners might make efforts towards repair. Her next book, under contract for publication in 2024, draws on abolitionist perspectives to interrogate the roles and responsibilities of school-based police.

Professional & Educational Experience

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, NC State University, 2015
  • MAT, K-12 French Education, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2006
  • BA, French, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2002
  • BA, Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2002

  • 2020 - present, Associate Professor, Auburn University
  • 2015 - 2019, Assistant Professor, Auburn University
  • 2011 - 2015, Teaching Assistant, NC State University
  • 2006 - 2011, French Teacher, Durham Public Schools, NC

Research Interests

  • Racial and Social Justice

  • School Discipline

  • Educators' Beliefs

  • World Language Education