Rodney Hopson, Ph.D.Professor
Department of Foundations and Leadership
729 Fisher Hall
Education:Education - Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Educational Evaluation, 1997
Business & Project Mgmt
Education and Social Justice
Ethics, Educ & Teaching Prof
Field Experience Level I
Ind Study: Measurement I
Prog Planning & Eval
Program Design Pract
Qualitative Rsch Methods II
Soc Justice in Ed Settings
Miller, P., Brown, T., & Hopson, R. (in press, 2010). Centering love, hope, and trust in the community: Transformative urban leadership informed by Paulo Freire. Urban Education.
Hopson, R. (in press, 2010). Language Rights and San in Namibia: A fragile and ambitious but necessary proposition. International Journal of Human Rights.
Stokes, H., Chaplin, S., Dessouky, S., Aklilu, L., & Hopson, R. (in press, 2010). Serving marginalized populations through culturally responsive evaluation. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education.
Hopson, R., Hotep, U., Schneider, D., & Turenne, I. (2010). What's Educational Leadership Without an African-Centered Perspective?: Explorations and Extrapolations. Urban Education, 45 (6), 777-796.
Torres, R., Hopson, R., & Casey, J. (2011, expected). Engaging stakeholders with graphic conceptual models: Logic models, theories of change, systems approaches. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Hopson, R. (2010, under contract). Ethnographic field methods in evaluation. Applications, strategies, and opportunities. NY: Guilford.
Hopson, R. (2010, under contract). Language policy, social change, and national reconciliation in a post- apartheid Namibia: What price to pay? Windhoek, Namibia: Gamsberg Macmillan.
Yarbrough, D., Shulha, L.M., Hopson, R., & Caruthers, F. (2010). The program evaluation standards: A guide for evaluators and evaluation users (3rd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Hopson, R.K. , Yeakey, C.C., & Boakari, F.. (Eds.). (2008). Power, Voice and The Public Good: Schooling and Education in Global Societies. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
Brock-Utne, B. & Hopson, R. (Eds.). (2005). Languages of instruction for African emancipation: Focus on postcolonial contexts and considerations. Cape Town/Dar es Salaam: The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society/Mkuki na Nyota.
Hood, S., Hopson, R., & Frierson, H. (Eds.) (2005). The role of culture and cultural context: A mandate for inclusion, the discovery of truth, and understanding in evaluative theory and practice. Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
Hopson, R.K. (2010). An analysis of youth marginality, fragility, and possibility in 21st century urban America. Fifth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Cambridge, UK.
Piecka, D. C. B., Hopson, R. K., Torres, R., & Casey, J. (2009). Advances in concept mapping and visual meaning-making with ATLAS.ti, 10th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Hopson, R.. (2008). Language, rights, and reconciliation: What hope for the San of Southern Africa?. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Torres, R., Hopson, R., and Casey, J. (2008). Initial case study findings on logic model use: Building STEM education and evaluation capacity through research on logic model use. Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.
Bledsoe, K. & Hopson, R.K. (2008,). Conducting Ethical Research and Evaluation in Underserved Communities. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Han, H. & Hopson, R.K. (2008). Contexts, practices, and consequences: Problematizing policies of English-medium Education in Canada and Namibia. Language Issues in English-Medium Universities: A Global Concern Conference. Hong Kong.
Hopson, R.K. (2008). "Osshinglisha oshapi eyi etia teka": English, liberation, and resistance in 20th century Owambo, Namibia. The Implications of Language for Peace and Development Conference. Oslo, Norway. (invited).
Hood, S. & Hopson, R.K. (2008). Continuing the discovery of our African American roots in educational evaluation: Asa Hilliard‟s root in this legacy. NY: American Educational Research Association Conference. 9
Hopson, R.K. & Han, H. (2008). Whose language and ideology is it anyway? Examining and interrupting myths and realities of religion, nation-state, and education in Namibia and Canada. NY: Comparative International and Education Society.
Hopson, R.K. (2007). Anthropology of education research and its contribution to deficit theories: Observations and lessons learned from 50 years. Paper presented at American Anthropology Association/Council on Anthropology and Education annual conference, Washington, DC.
Hopson, R.K. (2007). When we become possessed by our tools: Understanding the effects of privilege, hegemony, and colonialism in the miseducation of people of African descent. Paper presented at the Doctoral of Education Program & The Graduate Professional Education Program in the School of Liberal Arts, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA. (invited)
Hopson, R.K. (2007). Operationalizng theme-based dissertation groups as signature pedagogies. Paper presented at University Council of Educational Administration annual conference, Alexandria, VA.
Hopson, R.K. (2007). Pervasive and recurring theories of language and cultural deficit in global and comparative schooling: Toward tidying up educational anthropology. Paper presented at Oxford Ethnography Conference, Oxford, UK.
Hopson, R.K. (2006). Uncovering and countering hegemony through culturally responsive evaluation: Post NCLB, 9/11, and Katrina reflections. Paper presented at the Henry Cornwell Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Lincoln University, Oxford, PA. (invited)
Hopson, R.K. (2006). Whose Language? Whose Education?: Comparative Implications and Insights on Globalization, Colonialism, and Hegemony in the 21st Century. Paper presented at the Wilma Koetter Memorial Lecture, Washington University – St. Louis. St. Louis, MO. (invited)
Hopson, R.K. (2006). Reconstructing ethnography, reconstructing colonialism: Revisiting the language question in 21st century Namibian schooling. Paper presented at Oxford Ethnography Conference, Oxford, UK.
Hopson, R.K. (2006). Official education, official language: Studies of colonialism in 21st century school. Manchester Metropolitan University, Education and Social Research Institute. Manchester, UK. (invited)
Hopson, R.K. (2006). Fractals, ideologies, and metaphors on official education and official language. Arizona State University, College of Education. Tempe, AZ. (invited)
Hopson, R.K. (2006). Caught between a rock and a hard place: Ju|'hoan education and language development in post-colonial, English only Namibia, 1990-2005. Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics. Washington, DC.
Hopson, R.K. (2005). What language, whose education?: Official language education policy forces in post-apartheid Namibia. European Educational Research Association. Dublin, Ireland.
American Anthropological Association (2001 – present).
Board of Directors, Council of Anthropology and Education (2002 – 2004).
Chair, Blacks in Education Committee of Council on Anthropology and Education (2002 – 2004).
Member, Nominations & Elections Committee (2003 – 2004).
Member, Publications Advisory Ad-Hoc Committee (2005 – 2006).
Member, Promotions & Tenure Ad-Hoc Committee (2008 – 2009).
American Educational Research Association (1995 – present).
Program Co-Chair, Division G: Social Context of Education (2004 – 2005).
Program Co-Chair, Research Focus in Black Education SIG (2002 – 2004).
Nominations Committee, Research Focus in Black Education SIG (2006 – 2008)
Program Chair, Research in Evaluation SIG (2002 – 2004).
American Evaluation Association (1988 – 1990; 1994 – present).
President-Elect and Executive Committee member (from Jan 2011)
Co-Chair, Annual Conference Strand Committee (2009-2010)
Board of Directors (2004 – 2006).
Project Director, American Evaluation Association Graduate Education Diversity
Internship Program: Pittsburgh, PA (2003 – 2009)
Chair, Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Topical Interest Group (1996 – 1998).
Comparative and International Education Society (1997 – present).
Co-Chair, Nominations & Elections Committee (2003 – 2005).
Vice Program Chair, 2003 Conference Planning Committee (2002 – 2003).