Professor of Education
Chapman University, Orange, CA, Ph.D. in Education, Cultural & Curricular Studies, 2013
National University, La Jolla, CA, M.S., Instructional Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction, 2001
CSU Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, B.A., Sociology, 1994
Dr. Kellie Albrecht is an assistant professor of education and lead program coordinator for the Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program. As subject matter expert (SME) for the educational research courses, Dr. Albrecht manages the capstone course content and trains faculty on effective action research facilitation. In the curriculum and instruction emphasis, Dr. Albrecht teaches MAED level courses in the areas of curriculum design, assessment, and evaluation, cultural discourses and educational foundations, and educational research. In addition to working with MAED students and faculty, Dr. Albrecht serves as chair and committee member for multiple doctoral dissertations. Dr. Albrecht is a servant leader and has been involved in institution-wide committees for institutional research, educational effectiveness, and technological readiness. Dr. Albrecht was a committee member for Concordia's Institutional Review Board (IRB), who worked with the board to develop IRB procedures and protocol. Currently, Dr. Albrecht serves on the Educational Effectiveness Committee (EEC).
Prior to teaching in higher education, Dr. Albrecht was an elementary school educator having taught in grades 1, 4, 5, and 6. Dr. Albrecht's experience teaching in urban schools sparked her passion for educating in diverse settings. Her experience working with culturally diverse and underrepresented children led to an interest in English language development and differentiated instructional practices. Additionally, Dr. Albrecht is the mother of four children, her oldest being identical twin boys. Dr. Albrecht's doctoral dissertation was an interpretive phenomenological analysis focused on identifying twins as a cultural group, which investigated individual needs for educating twins. The dissertation is titled, Beyond Bonded Voices: A Qualitative Study with Adult Monozygotic (Identical) Twins.
Dr. Albrecht's experience in higher education includes MAED program development and improvement, teaching undergraduate, graduate, and multiple and single subject credential courses, supervising student teachers in the field, assessing TPAs, and facilitating TPA student workshops.
Areas of Expertise
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Action Research
- Differentiated Instructional Practices
- English Language Development
- Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Evaluation
- Distance Learning
- Program Improvement
- Technological Pedagogy