|Department||Secondary and Higher Education|
|Office||Sullivan Building 207C|
|AGS 730||Learning to Lead|
|AGS 735||Data-informed Educational Leadership|
|AGS 820||Culturally Responsive School Leadership for Deep Change|
|AGS 825||Leading School-community Partnerships|
|EDC 120||Justice in Education|
|EDC 405||Culturally Responsive Teaching|
|EDG 980A||Educational Leadership Practicum I|
|EDG 980B||Educational Leadership Practicum II|
|EDG 980BS||Seminar in Educational Leadership II|
|EDU 875A||Directed Study|
James Noonan is an assistant professor in the McKeown School of Education at Salem State University (SSU), where he teaches courses in adaptive leadership, school-community partnerships, and culturally responsive teaching. He is also a research partner at the Beyond Test Scores Project at UMass Lowell. His research interests include the intersection of teacher identity and teacher learning, as well as the relationship between school quality and equity. Dr. Noonan holds an Ed.D. and Ed.M., both from Harvard University, and a B.A. in English and B.S. in English Education, both from Boston University. He lives in Roxbury, MA with his wife, a long-time elementary school teacher and math coach. They have two daughters enrolled in the Boston Public Schools.
Read more here and follow him on Twitter at @_jmnoonan.
James Noonan & Jack Schneider. (2022). Beyond ‘good’ and ‘bad’: Disrupting narratives about school quality. Phi Delta Kappan, 104(3), 6–11.
James Noonan. (2022). “Regard me”: A case study of learner engagement and the satisfaction of basic needs in continuing professional development. Professional Development in Education.
Jack Schneider, James Noonan, Rachel S. White, Douglas Gagnon, & Ashley Carey*. (2021). Adding “student voice” to the mix: Perception surveys and state accountability systems. AERA Open, 7(1), 1-18
James Noonan & Travis J. Bristol. (2020). “Taking care of your own”: Parochialism, pride of place, and the drive to diversify teaching. AERA Open, 6(4), 1-12.
James Noonan. (2018). An affinity for learning: Teacher identity and powerful professional development. Journal of Teacher Education.
Karen L. Mapp & James Noonan. (2015). Organizing for Family and Community Engagement in the Baltimore City Public Schools (Case No. PEL-074.) Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing.
Silvia Diazgranados & James Noonan. (2015). The relationship of safe and participatory school environments and supportive attitudes toward violence: Evidence from the Colombian Saber test of citizenship competencies. Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice, 10 (1), 79-94.
James Noonan. (2015). When soda is a social justice issue: Design and documentation of a participatory action research project with youth. Educational Action Research, 23 (2), 194-206.
James Noonan. (2014). In here, out there: Professional learning and the process of school improvement. Harvard Educational Review, 84 (2), 145-161.
Megin Charner-Laird, James Noonan, Jacy Ippolito, & Christina L. Dobbs. “Becoming a community of novices: How teacher agency bolstered professional learning in a pandemic context.” American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. (April 2022).
Hilary Lustick & James Noonan. “Practicing ethical antiracist dialogue in educational leadership and research.” University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Columbus OH (November 2021).
James Noonan, Ashley J. Carey, & Jack Schneider. “Accounting for student voice: Surveys, school quality, and state accountability systems.” American Educational Research Association, virtual meeting (April 2021).
James Noonan. “(Re-)learning to lead: Helping educators manage crises of professional identity and loss.” International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), virtual meeting (March 2021).
Chris Domaleski, Elliot Asp, & James Noonan, “More balanced and coherent school accountability systems to promote equity: The key role of district,” symposium at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) National Conference on Student Assessment, Orlando, FL (June 2019).
James Noonan, Travis J. Bristol, & Makaela E. Jones, “‘Taking care of our own’: Parochialism, pride of place, and the drive to diversify teaching.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto (April 2019).
James Noonan & Jack Schneider, “A technical problem, a just solution: School quality measurement as a tool for social justice and equity.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education, Barcelona, Spain (November 2018).
James Noonan, “‘Regard me’: Learner engagement and the satisfaction of basic needs in professional development.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY (April 2018).
James Noonan, “Layers of learning: Multidimensional agency in powerful professional development.” Paper presented at the 30th annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV (February 2018).
James Noonan, “An affinity for learning: Teacher identity and powerful professional learning.” Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain (July 2017).
James Noonan, “When teachers choose: Agency, identity, and powerful professional development.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX (April 2017).