Dr. Rashmi Sharma

  • Position:  Visiting Instructor
  • Department:  Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 192
  • rsharma@uwf.edu
  • Campus: (850) 473-2207


Dr. Rashmi Sharma is a Visiting Instructor in Teacher Education and Educational Leadership.

Her work at UWF includes research as well as teaching Educational Foundations: A Philosophical and Multicultural Analysis and Research Design.

Sharma’s previous research has ranged from women empowerment to socially just environments for marginalized students. Her research interests include social justice and community education with emphases for rural girls and women’s education. She has worked over ten years with marginalized rural mountain communities in the Central Himalayan Region of India.

Among the publications carrying her work: Western Journal of Communication and The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice.

Sharma earned a Doctorate in Education in 2016 from Ohio University School of Educational Studies; she majored in Educational Administration.

She came to the United States from India after winning a Ford Foundation International Fellowship. In 2012, Ohio University awarded her a Master’s degree in International Study with a concentration in Communication and Development. She is the recipient of American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship (2014- 15) to work on her doctoral dissertation.

She held several jobs in India. They include serving as a Technical Officer for the Department of Medical Health and Family Welfare in Uttarakhand; Communication Officer for a watershed project aided by the World Bank; and work on a women’s empowerment project for India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Current Courses:

  • Educational Foundations: A Philosophical and Multicultural Analysis
  • Doctoral Research and Writing
  • Research Design Seminar

Keywords: teacher professional development, teacher leadership, professional identity, professional vision, mentoring, personality, parental involvement, K-16 professional learning communities, STEM education, inquiry-based teaching, love and logic as pedagogy, argument driven inquiry, modeling, globalization in teacher training, Educational Administration, Ford Foundation International Fellow, Rural Women Empowerment and Education