Evandra Catherine

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Post Doctoral Scholars
TEMPE Campus


Evandra Catherine is a postdoctoral research scholar on the Children’s Equity Project. Her dissertation examined the effect of a practice-based coaching model on preschool teachers’ use of supportive emotion-related responses to negative emotion expressions of Black boys. Dr. Catherine’s research focuses on inequities in the implementation of exclusionary discipline practices and the placement of preschool-aged children in segregated and self-contained settings, with an emphasis on boys of color. Evandra is the mother to a son with Aspergers’ and a United States Air Force Veteran. She was also a House of Delegates candidate in Virginia’s 2013 democratic primary and was awarded Top 40 Under 40 in Richmond, Virginia in 2015. She holds a B.A. in African American Studies, Master of Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Special Education Policy from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
FAS 361 Research Methods
SOC 391 Research Methods