Our Team

The CREATE Team

CREATE's staff is a diverse group of individuals committed to the mission of building and nurturing a thriving community of educators committed to practices of teaching that prioritize racial justice and interrupt inequities.

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Elizabeth Hearn, Ed.S.

Director

Principal co-Investigator, CREATE Grant

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Ayodele Harrison

Assistant Director

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Megan McKnight

Assistant Director

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Flavia Gordon-Gunter

Interim Assistant Director

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Folami Prescott-Adams, Ph.D.

Equity Director

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Rosalynne Duff

Equity Coordinator

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Kofi Kinney

Instructional Mentor

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Maya Jenkins

Instructional Mentor

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Cathy Downey

Coordinator

Georgia State University College of Education and Human Development Research Team

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Stephanie Behm-Cross, Ph.D.

Principal co-Investigator, CREATE Grant

Assistant Professor and Co-Coordinator, Ph.D. in Teaching & Learning: Teaching and Teacher Education
Department of Middle and Secondary Education

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Nadia Behizadeh, Ph.D.

Research Director, CREATE Teacher Residency

Associate Professor, Adolescent Literacy
Program Coordinator, M.Ed. in Literacy Education
Department of Middle and Secondary Education

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Rhina Fernandes Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor, Critical & Multicultural Education
Co-Program Director, Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction
Department of Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education

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Jacob Hackett, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator

Department of Middle and Secondary Education

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Camea L. Davis, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Middle and Secondary Education

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Sumayah Clark

CREATE Project Coordinator

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Pier A. Junor Clarke, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor

Coordinator of Mathematics Education

Coordinator of Secondary Mathematics Education