Noelle Paufler

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Contact Info
Office: 
Matthews Hall 218-C
Phone: 
940-565-2024
Email: 
Noelle.Paufler@unt.edu

Dr. Noelle A. Paufler received her PhD in Educational Policy and Evaluation with an emphasis in Research Methods from Arizona State University. Her experiences as a high school social studies teacher, district administrator and applied researcher in large urban and suburban school districts inspired her to conduct research related to teacher accountability policies and systems. Her research interests include: educational policy, the communication of educational research and its influence on policy, and the impact of standards and accountability systems on practitioners on local contexts. In her current research, she examines PreK-20 educator effectiveness, specifically the perceptions of pre- and in-service teachers as well as faculty in higher education regarding preparation, impact, and outcomes.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

Young, J. L., Young, J. R., & Paufler, N. A. (2017). Out of school and into STEM: Supporting girls of color through culturally relevant enrichment. Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership, 1(2), 1-7. Retrieved from https://kenanfellows.org/journals/index.php/JOITL/article/view/31/18

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2016). Preparing teachers for educational renewal within current contexts of accountability: Reflecting upon John Goodlad’s Twenty Postulates. Journal of Teacher Education, 67(4), 251-262. doi: 10.1177/0022487116660154

Amrein-Beardsley, A., Collins, C., Holloway-Libell, J., & Paufler, N. A. (2016). Everything is bigger (and badder) in Texas: Houston’s teacher value-added system [Commentary]. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/PrintContent.asp?ContentID=18983

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2015). Jerome Bruner at the helm: Charting a new course in cultural psychology through narrative. In G. Marsico (Ed.), Jerome S. Bruner beyond 100: Cultural psychology of education (pp. 185-195). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2015). In memoriam: Elliot Eisner from Inside the Academy [Commentary]. Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research, 56(2), 183-186.

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2014). The random assignment of students into elementary classrooms: Implications for value-added analyses and interpretations. American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), 51(2), 328-362. doi: 10.3102/0002831213508299

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2014). In memoriam: Teachers College’s Maxine Greene from Inside the Academy [Commentary]. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=17555

Paufler, N. A., Holloway-Libell, J., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2014). Bridging research, policy, and practice: Voices from Inside the Academy [Commentary]. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=17527

Paufler, N. A. (2014). Myth 2: Private schools are better than public schools. In D. C. Berliner, G. V Glass and Associates, 50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools (pp. 18-21). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Paufler, N. A. (2014). Myth 10: Teachers in the U.S. are well-paid. In D. C. Berliner, G. V Glass and Associates, 50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools (pp. 54-57). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Paufler, N. A. (2014). Myth 44: The U.S. has had to create special passport guidelines to import scientists and engineers because our education system cannot produce enough of them. In D. C. Berliner, G. V Glass and Associates, 50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools (pp. 215-218). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Powers, J., Holloway-Libell, J., Gomez, L., Paufler, N. A., & Symonds, S. (2013). Race to the Top. In J. Ainsworth (Ed.), Sociology of education: An A-Z guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Representative Conference Papers

Paufler, N. A. (2017, November). Principal voice within the current contexts of accountability: Examining a teacher evaluation system in practice. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Denver, CO.

Paufler, N. A., Brackett, D., & *Kim, S. J. (2017, November). Voices from the academy: Evaluating a new faculty mentoring program at a research 1 institution. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Denver, CO.

Paufler, N. A., Brackett, D., & *Kim, S. J. (2017, October). Mentoring the next generation in the academy: Evaluating a new faculty mentoring program. Paper to be presented at the University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Paufler, N. A. (2017, May). Examining a teacher evaluation system in context: Elementary and high school teacher perceptions of effectiveness. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2017, April). Scholars in the public forum: Increasing online access to research, informing policy, and improving practice. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Paufler, N. A., *Kim, S. J., & Brackett, D. (2017, April). Evaluating a new faculty mentoring program: An application of the CIPP model. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2016, November). Research to prepare teachers and school leaders for educational renewal: John Goodlad’s Twenty Postulates. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Detroit, MI.

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2016, October). The research we need to prepare teachers for educational renewal within current contexts of accountability: Reflecting upon John Goodlad’s twenty postulates. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER), Arlington, TX.

Amrein-Beardsley, A., Paufler, N. A., & Holloway-Libell, J. (2016, August). Inside the Academy: Bridging the gap between “the distinct contributions of educational research and researchers.” Paper presented at the 2016 annual convention of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), Dublin, Ireland.

Paufler, N. A. (2016, August). The rest of the story: Teachers’ use of self-narrative to construct their identities as participants in a teacher evaluation system. Paper presented at the annual convention of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), Dublin, Ireland.

Paufler, N. A. (2016, March). The public square. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Academy for Educational Studies (AES), San Antonio, TX.

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2016, March). Classics and contemporaries: The "Top Ten" books recommended by some of the finest in the education academy. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Academy for Educational Studies (AES), San Antonio, TX.

Paufler, N. A. (2015, April). Value-added models (VAMs): Applied research to inform educational policy and practice. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Amrein-Beardsley, A., Paufler, N. A., & Holloway-Libell, J. (2014, November). Helping to bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice: Inside the Academy, its global presence, and its continuous potentials for impact. Paper presented at the annual convention of the World Education Research Association (WERA), Edinburgh, Scotland.

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2014, March). The random assignment of students into classrooms: Implications for value-added analyses and schools of education. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Indianapolis, IN.

Holloway-Libell, J., Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A., (2014, March). Using technology to bridge research and practice: Implications for colleges of teacher education. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Indianapolis, IN.

Paufler, N. A., Holloway-Libell, J., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2013, April). Answering the call for education informatics: Connecting theory, research, and practice through an online educational historiography. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2013, April). The random assignment of students to classrooms: Implications for value-added analyses and interpretations. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Professional Service

Institution Representative: Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate, 2017-Present

Reviewer, Conference Proposals: American Educational Research Association, 2017-Present

Reviewer, Conference Proposals: University Council for Educational Administration, 2016-Present

Reviewer, Journal Article: Action in Teacher Education, 2017-Present

Reviewer, Journal Article: Journal of Teacher Education, 2016-Present

Reviewer, Journal Article: Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015-Present

Reviewer, Journal Article: Educational Policy, 2015-Present

Membership in Professional Organizations

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)

Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration (TCPEA)

University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)