Elizabeth Soslau Biography

Elizabeth Soslau

Office: 213F Willard Hall
Phone: 302-831-3155
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Email: esoslau@udel.edu
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Professional Experiences and Interests

Dr. Elizabeth Soslau is an associate professor in the School of Education and interim director of the Delaware Center for Teacher Education. Her research focuses on experiential learning opportunities within student teaching. Her recent work, situated in urban contexts, explores equity issues. She investigates questions such as: How do candidates’ emotional needs interrupt their ability to process learning experiences? What opportunities do candidates have to develop adaptive teaching expertise? In what ways can teacher educators promote candidates’ sense of agency? How do teacher educators manage racial stress when providing field instruction for White candidates in diverse schools? Elizabeth’s work has appeared in journals such as Teaching and Teacher Education, Action in Teacher Education, and Educational Action Research. Her clinical work includes coordinating the student teaching practicum, providing field instruction in urban schools, and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in diversity and action research methodology. Before pursuing her Ph.D., Elizabeth taught middle school in the Philadelphia School District.