Steering Committee

Steering Committee
Miriam Raider-Roth

Miriam Raider-Roth Ed.D

Dr. Miriam Raider-Roth is a Professor of Educational Studies and Educational & Community-Based Action Research in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is the director of the Action Research Center. She also was one of the founding directors of the University of Cincinnati’s Center for Studies in Jewish Education and Culture. She has taught high school and elementary school in Israel and in the US. Her research focus centers on the relational context of classroom life and the ways in which classroom relationships shape student learning and teacher practice. Her current research examines teachers’ relationships with boys and teachers’ understandings of their role as transmitters of culture. She teaches courses in classroom action research, feminist qualitative methodology, human learning, and the relational context of teaching and learning.

Lisa M. Vaughn

Lisa M.Vaughn

Dr. Lisa M. Vaughn is a Professor of Pediatrics at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with a joint appointment in Educational Studies at the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is formally trained as a social psychologist, counselor, and medical educator. Dr. Vaughn has specific training and experience in qualitative research methodologies and community-engaged research with a focus on understanding health disparities of vulnerable and immigrant families and youth. She has been involved in a number of projects that engage community stakeholders in the research process and use innovative qualitative and participatory action methodologies.


Mary Brydon-Miller

Mary Brydon-Miller Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Brydon-Miller, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development at the the University of Louisville. She was the founding director of the University of Cincinnati’s Action Research Center. She is a participatory action researcher who conducts work in both school and community settings. She recently completed work on the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research with co-editor David Coghlan.  Her current research focuses research ethics in educational and community settings and on the transformation of institutions of higher education through action research.