EdD, Harvard University
EdM, Harvard University
AB, Harvard University
Teaching Focus: Assistant Professor Maleka Donaldson teaches integrated methods courses and student teaching seminars for undergraduate- and graduate-level students in the Early Childhood and Elementary programs.
Professional Interests: Donaldson explores how teachers and students respond to mistakes in real-world instructional contexts, with particular focus on early childhood settings. Recent studies have investigated teacher and student attitudes about mistakes and learning, as well as mistake-related interpersonal interactions and classroom culture. Donaldson utilizes both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including portraiture, survey design, interviewing, meta-analysis, and more.