Ayana Campoli

Assistant Professor

Ayana Campoli

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation


Ayana Kee Campoli is an assistant professor in the Advanced Studies and Innovation Department at Augusta University’s College of Education. She holds an EdD in Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice from Harvard University. Previously, she served as an elementary school teacher in Oakland, California, in Cottage Grove, OR, and in Brooklyn, New York public schools.


  • EDD, Educational Leadership and Adm Harvard Graduate School of Edu, 2014

  • MED, Learning Sciences Harvard Graduate School of Edu, 2009

  • MS, Education/Teaching of Individu University of Oregon, 1998

  • BA, Psychology, General Duke University, 1994

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • EDUC 7021

    Conducting Ed Research
  • EDUC 2110

    Invest Crit & Contemp Issues
  • EDTD 6410

    Appl Research in Curr & Instru
  • EDUC 6021

    Intro to Educational Research

Teaching Interests

Dr. Campoli’s teaching interests include improving instructional practice, teacher leadership, and research methods.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Curricular coaches’ impact on retention for early career elementary teachers in the United States: Implications for urban schools, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Supportive principals and Black teacher turnover: ESSA as an opportunity to improve retention., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Public school board presidents’ and superintendents’ perceptions of the characteristics of effective superintendents in a midwestern state, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Invisible Threads: Working Conditions, Interpersonal Relationships, and Turnover Among Black Female Teachers, 2017
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Feelings of Preparedness Among Alternatively Certified Teachers, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dr. Campoli’s substantive research interests include instructional leadership, teacher education and certification, and the careers of teachers of color. Her methodological interests include critical quantitative methods and classroom-based action research.

Department Service

  • Curriculum and Instruction Program Team 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Thesis Methodology Support 2018 - 2018

    Role: Faculty Mentor

University Service

  • Governance and Communication Committee 2018 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Richmond County Schools 2018 - Present

    Role: Mentor