Carol R. Fendt is a senior researcher and co-director of the PRAIRIE Group. She received her PhD from UIC (2010) in Educational Policy Studies. Fendt has conducted large scale qualitative research since 2000 focusing on the implementation of reforms in large urban settings. Her dissertation on teacher sensemaking and the implementation of curricular reform highlights one of these projects. In recent years, Fendt has provided technical support to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Nsukka, Nigeria as they have developed a comprehensive partnership to improve education and health care in the Diocese of Nsukka, Nigeria.
2010- PhD Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago