Dr. Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski
Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski holds a joint appointment as an associate professor of International and Multicultural Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Florida State University College of Education and in the Learning Systems Institute.
Zuilkowski’s research aims to improve basic education in sub-Saharan Africa, including school quality, early literacy outcomes, and teacher implementation of policies. Her current work focuses on Nigeria and Zambia; she has also conducted fieldwork in Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone, among others. She is the Project Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Transforming Teacher Education activity in Zambia (2020-2025). Her research has also been funded by the Spencer Foundation. Her work has been published in Comparative Education Review, the International Journal of Educational Development, Child Development, and Teaching and Teacher Education, among other journals.
Dr. Zuilkowski serves on the Advisory Board of Comparative Education Review and the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Educational Development. She is on the Board of Directors of School-to-School International.
Zuilkowski received the Joyce Cain Award from the Comparative and International Education Society in 2016 and the Robert M. Gagne Research Award from the Florida State University College of Education in 2018. She earned an Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also earned her master’s degree in International Education Policy.