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.

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

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 the 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:

  • Action Research
  • 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