Lora Bailey portrait

Lora Bailey


Hawthorn Hall 353

Research Interests:

  • Early Childhood Mathematics Education
  • Family Engagement in Home Learning for Economically Disadvantaged Learners
  • University-School Partnerships
  • Interactive Homework Assignments  (designed by LB Bailey, 2002)

Research and Scholarly Productivity
Dr. Bailey is the author or co-author of over 70 peer reviewed presentations aimed at disseminating research findings from my funded projects, 2 referred book chapters and 15 published research journal articles reporting the efficacy of early childhood mathematics interventions, and interactive homework assignments to increase family engagement in home learning for young children from economically adverse backgrounds.

National, state, University and College Service

National professional organizational service focuses largely on involvement in early childhood national policy driving entities such as the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI), the national and international accrediting body of elementary programs, where Dr. Bailey served as co-chair of the Research Committee for four years; the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Global Diversity Committee (2011-present); National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) invited speaker and member; the  National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (NAHSA), an organization where Lora served as Vice President and member of the Board of Directors over a span of ten years; and member of AERA, NAEYC, AAUP and other significant education and higher education organizations. 

While at the University of Louisville, Dr. Bailey served on the Kentucky Continuous Improvement Committee, where she worked alongside faculty from public and private Universities to review Units’ assessment plans and collaborated with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education in an effort to improve institutions’ ability to develop substantive assessment plans. 

She served on the Auburn University-Auburn City Schools Professional Development System (AUACS-PDS) Board to strengthen the PDS’s ability to address critical teaching and learning needs for candidates in teacher education at the University level, and improve learning outcomes for Pre-K-12 students enrolled in Auburn City Schools. Dr. Bailey’s contributions led to the development of a AUACS-PDS strategic plan that remains in tact, and frequently updated, to test the strength of work perform by PDS partners to impact teaching and learning and student outcomes.