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The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Dr. Lynne Hamer
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Dr. Hamer's research interests include continuities and discontinuities between traditional and institutional education, and the use of folkloristic theories, methods, and materials in promoting democratic and social reconstructionist education.
Hamer, L., Chen, W., Plasman, K., Sheth, S., & Yamazaki, K. (2013). Kwanzaa Park: Discerning principles of Kwanzaa as a basis for culturally relevant teaching through participatory action research. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 7(4), 188-203.
Most of Dr. Hamer's courses involve students in Service Learning, much of which she
facilitates through the Padua Alliance, a collaboration between the department and
a local community center.
Graduate level: Anthropology of Education, Educational Sociology, and Folklore & Education, as well as Qualitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research Design, and Qualitative Data Analysis
Undergraduate level: Schooling and Democratic Society, and Introduction to Education