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Oklahoma State University

Lucy E. Bailey, Ph.D.

Dr. Bailey’s research and teaching focuses on interdisciplinary diversity scholarship and qualitative methodologies. 

She is interested in theoretical foundations of inquiry and a range of (non) positivist qualitative methodology approaches, particularly those that work "with rather than on people" (Lather, 1997). She teaches core doctoral qualitative methodology courses that serve students both within and outside the college, including (SCFD 6123) Qualitative Research I and (SCFD 6193) Qualitative Data Analysis, as well as SCFD 6190 Select Methodology Courses that shift in focus each term, including auto/biographical, narrative, visual, historical, feminist, critical, and poststructuralist theories and methodologies. Other courses have included Gender and Education, Diversity & Equity Issues in Education, Critical Race Theory, and History of Women in Education.

Bailey is the Director of Gender and Women's Studies at OSU and is a strong voice in OSU's effort at retaining more women and people of color in STEM fields. 

She received a B.A. In Psychology and graduate training in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, as well an M.A. In Women’s Studies, and an M.A. and Ph.D. In Cultural Studies of Education at Ohio State University.