Noelle Paufler

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

Dr. Noelle A. Paufler is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Texas (UNT). She received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Evaluation from Arizona State University and has experience as a high school social studies teacher, district administrator, and applied researcher in large, high-needs school districts. Her research interests include K-12 educational policy, specifically how educational leaders enact policy into practice and its impact on teachers and students. Her most recent research examines the lived experiences of principals and teachers and the impact and (un)intended consequences of accountability policy reified in teacher evaluation systems in public schools. She actively participates in several professional organizations, serving as the representative for the UNT Teacher Education and Administration Department in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate and as Program Co-Chair of the Systems Thinking in Education Special Interest Group in the American Educational Research Association.

Selected Publications

Paufler, N. A. (2018). Declining morale, diminishing autonomy, and decreasing value: Principal reflections on a high-stakes teacher evaluation system. International Journal of Education Policy & Leadership, 13(8). doi: 10.22230/ijepl.2018v13n8a831. Retrieved from http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/813/187

Ezzani, M., & Paufler, N. A. (2018). Doctoral program in educational leadership redesign: Using a multi-criteria framework. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.5195/ie.2018.70

Paufler, N. A., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2018). Classics and contemporaries: The "Top Ten" books recommended by some of the finest in the education academy. Critical Questions in Education, 9(2), 100-116. Retrieved from https://academyedstudies.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/pauflerbeardsleyfinal.pdf

Paufler, N. A. (2018). Reclaiming space for democracy in teacher education: Preparing teachers in current contexts of neoliberal accountability [Commentary]. Teacher Education & Practice, 31(2), 288-292.

Paufler, N. A., Brackett, D. A., & *Kim, S. (2017). Mentoring the next generation in the academy: Evaluating a new faculty mentoring program. In N. Dominguez, B. Berkeley, N. Barka, T. Chrisman, B. Kelley, & E. Westfall (Eds.). (2017). 10th annual mentoring conference proceedings: A decade of cultivating an inclusive mentoring community [Special Issue 10]. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 1(10), 968-973.

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. https://doi.org/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). In memoriam: Elliot Eisner from Inside the Academy [Commentary]. Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research, 56(2), 183-186. https://doi.org/10.1080/00393541.2015.11518960

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25536-1_15

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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781452276151.n328

Representative Conference Papers

King, K. M., Paufler, N. A., & Leavell, A. (2018, October). Adding value(s) to program evaluation: A mixed-methods case study model. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Teaching & Curriculum (AATC), Dallas, TX.

Paufler, N. A. (2018, April). Declining morale, diminishing autonomy, and decreasing value: Principal reflections on a high-stakes teacher evaluation system. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Brackett, D. A., Paufler, N. A., & *Kim, S. (2018, April). Meeting the needs of diverse faculty: Perceptions about mentoring at a public research intensive institution. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

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

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

Paufler, N. A., Brackett, D., & *Kim, S. (2017, October). Mentoring the next generation in the academy: Evaluating a new faculty mentoring program. Paper and poster 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 Conference 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 Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Paufler, N. A., *Kim, S., & Brackett, D. (2017, April). Evaluating a new faculty mentoring program: An application of the CIPP model. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference 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 Convention 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 Annual Conference 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 Conference of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), Dublin, Ireland.

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 Conference 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 Conference 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 World Congress 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 Meeting 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 Meeting 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 Conference 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 Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Professional Service

Program Co-Chair, Systems Thinking in Education Special Interest Group: American Educational Research Association, 2018-Present

Institutional 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

Editorial Board Member: Journal of School Leadership, 2018-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)