Ann Nielsen received her Ed.D. from Arizona State University in Educational Leadership and Supervision. Her interests in education and research have focused upon teacher professional subjectivities, teacher leadership, and school leadership using visual and qualitative methodologies. Dr. Nielsen currently serves as the Director of the Office of Global Engagement in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College where she has served as the principal investigator for multiple international initiatives such as the International Leaders in Eduaction Program, the Argentina Teacher Exchange Program, the Exchange Program for Brazilian Awarded Public School Principals, the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program, Building Leadership for Change Through School Immersion -Saudi Arabia and YouLead Youth and Business Start Up Program--Sri Lanka. In addition to leading the implementation of multiple international initiatives, Dr. Nielsen has contributed to various international research initatives focused on international education, teacher subjectivities, climate and sustainability and innovations in education.
Dr. Nielsen previously served in the role as the TAP Director in the Arizona Ready for Rigor Grant where she oversaw the implementation of the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancment in 59 schools across the state of Arizona. She has trained and collaborated with educators at the pre-service and in-service levels of the profession across Arizona, the United States and internationally.
Teacher Subjectivities, International Education, Climate Education and Sustainability, International Education
Anayatova, D., Basu, M., Darira, S., Freiband, A., Glanz, D., Halkiyo, A., Hovsepian, S., Jenik, A., Jiang, J., Komatsu, H., Kwarase, P., Law, L., Nielsen, A., Oneill, J., Palandjian, G., Pretti, E., Rappleye, J., Sanchez, B., Silova, I., Tsotniashvili, K., & CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS (2022, May). Turn it around! An education guide to climate futures. Arizona State University and Artists’ Literacies Institute. https://doi.org/10.14507/OGE-TiA
do Lago e Pretti, E., Jieyiu, J., Nielsen, A., Goebel, J. & Silova, I. (2021). Speculative common worldings: Memories of a girl between worlds, Journal of Childhood Studies. https://doi.org/10.18357/jcs202219957
Khan, R., Enriquez-Gates, A., Grijalva, R., & Nielsen, A. (2021). Teaching action research to international educators: Transitioning professional development online. In A. Slapac, P. Balcerzak, & K.G. O’Brien (Eds.), Action Research and the Global Empowerment of Educators and Student Learning: Premier Reference Source (pp. ). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-6922
Mlambo, Y., Nielsen, A., and Silova, I. with input from Freda Wolfenden (Open University), Tal Rafaeli and Charlotte Jones (Education Development Trust), 2019. “Redesigning the Education Workforce: A Design Thinking Approach.” Background Paper for Transforming the Education Workforce: Learning Teams for a Learning Generation. New York: Education Commission.
Mlambo, Y., Nielsen, A., Silova, I., 2019. Primary Research on the Design of the Education Workforce in Ghana. Background paper for Transforming the Education Workforce: Learning Teams for a Learning Generation. New York: Education Commission.
Nielsen, A., Mlambo, Y., & Duong, H., 2019. Primary Research on the Design of the Education Workforce in Vietnam. Background paper for Transforming the Education Workforce: Learning Teams for a Learning Generation. New York: Education Commission.
Holloway-Libell, J., Nielsen, A., & Saltmarsh, S, 2016. Prescribed Distributed Leadership in the Era of Accountability: The Experiences of Mentor Teachers. Educational Management Administration and Leadership Journal.
Nielsen, A., 2016. Second career teachers and (Mis)Recognitions of Professional Identities, School Leadership Management Journal.