Danielle Gervais Sodani
Director, Institute for Innovation in Education
School of Education
MA, International Training and Education BA, International Studies
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Danielle Gervais Sodani received her BA (SIS ‘96) and MA (CAS ‘03) from American University and currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Innovation and Education in the School of Education (SOE). As Director she secures and manages external funding for projects supporting teacher preparation and professional development including projects from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the DC Office of the State Superintendent. She also fosters partnerships with education organizations that support students, teachers, and whole school systems in the District, nationally and internationally in order to conduct programs and research projects. She also supports faculty members in the School of Education to secure external funding, which supports their research agendas.
An alum from SOE's International Training and Education Program, she graduated with a concentration in educational technology, building technical skills in project management and researched how people communicate and learn using technology online versus face-to-face. She has taught EDU-519: Uses of Technology in Education.