Emily M. Hodge (Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University) is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Her work uses qualitative methods and social network analysis to understand decision-making about education policy, with the goals of improving the equitable distribution of high-quality learning opportunities and the status of teaching as a profession. Recent projects have explored how teachers negotiated the tension between standardization and differentiation in the context of the Common Core State Standards and the varied strategies state education agencies are using to support standards implementation. Hodge is a recipient of a Small Research Grant and a Conference Grant from the Spencer Foundation. She is the Co-Editor of the American Journal of Education. Her research appears in the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Policy, Review of Research in Education, and AERA Open, among others.
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