Julie Cramer

Student - Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

Julie Zoellin Cramer is part of the K-12 public/private education specialization in the Leadership Studies doctoral program. Julie’s central area of study is public education policy reform and system-level change. Of particular interest is the role of parent involvement, school choice, and public charter schools.

As a doctoral candidate, her dissertation (in progress) involves research on parent empowerment as a social movement and parent trigger legislation in the United States. In 2012, Julie was named a David L. Clark National Graduate Research Scholar by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and Divisions A and L of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Julie is currently working as the Director of Operations for the USD Mobile Technology Learning Center (MTLC)and the Senior Research Associate for the USD Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL). As part of her work with CEPAL, Julie has been involved over the past three years in developing a charter high school on the 6th and 7th floor of the new San Diego Central Library. The school, E3 Civic High, is scheduled to open in August 2013 and will serve 500 students.