CELL at UIndy

Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning

Research Team

Jill Bradley-Levine, Ph.D.

Jill Bradley-Levine serves as CELL’s director of research. Jill earned her doctorate in education policy studies with a concentration in educational leadership from Indiana University. Her research interests are teacher leadership, education reform, action research, mixed-methods evaluation, and critical inquiry. Jill worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and taught middle school and high school English in Indiana and London, England, where she served as the literacy across the curriculum coordinator.

Janet Boyle, Ph.D.

Janet Boyle serves as assistant executive director of CELL. She graduated magna cum laude from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in English education and a minor in special education. While teaching English at Concord Jr. High School in Elkhart, IN, Janet earned her master’s degree in secondary school administration from Indiana State. She completed her Ph.D. at Indiana State with a major in secondary curriculum & instruction and cognates of gifted education, administration, and English education. Janet then taught at the university level for 13 years as an associate professor of education at Manchester College, University of WI–Stevens Point, and IUPUI. Janet returned to public school education in several administrative roles, including curriculum director at Center Grove and Wayne Township schools, assistant principal of Ben Davis High School, and assistant superintendent of curriculum at Center Grove. At CELL, Janet oversees the Early College Network, initiatives involving dual credit, CELL’s Indiana Education Transformation Conference, and “other duties as assigned.”

David Dresslar, Ed.D.

A lifelong educator with more than 40 years of experience, Dr. David Dresslar became executive director of the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning in 2008. He previously served as a senior fellow for CELL with primary responsibility for high school innovation and model school development. Before joining CELL in 2004, David served as superintendent of schools in Jenison, Michigan, for 17 years and, prior to that, in a variety of teaching and administrative positions including assistant superintendent for the M.S.D. of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis. David also writes and speaks on school transformation and the future of educational practices.


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