Jasmine B. Ulmer

Jasmine B. Ulmer
Assistant Professor, Education Evaluation & Research and Qualitative Director

Office Hours: on sabbatical until Winter 2019

5425 Gullen Mall #387, Detroit, MI 48202

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership (concentration in Research and Evaluation Methodologies), University of Florida, 2015
  • M.Ed., K-12 Reading Education, University of Florida, 2005
  • B.A., English and Classical Studies, University of Florida, 2004


Jasmine B. Ulmer (Ph.D., University of Florida) is an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. Within the College of Education, she teaches and directs the doctoral track in qualitative inquiry. Her current program of research develops inclusive inquiry methodologies and pedagogies. She locates her work at the intersection of writing, philosophy, visual studies, and qualitative research methodology. She takes a particular interest in disability studies in this work, which aims to foster a more diverse, inclusive, and peaceful world. Her publications have appeared in Qualitative Inquiry, Educational Philosophy and Theory, ​Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and the International Review of Qualitative Research, among others.

Prior to entering post-secondary education, she served as a National Board Certified Teacher, instructional coach, and classroom policy fellow at the U.S. Department of Education. She has received the faculty teaching award from her college, as well as the Early Career Award from the measurement and research division of the American Educational Research Association. In addition, she has been a WSU Humanities Center Faculty Fellow and visiting scholar at Ghent University in Belgium.


Qualitative research methodology

Academic Interests

Area Of Expertise

  • Qualitative inquiry methodology
  • Philosophy of education
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Critical theory
  • Arts-based and visual research

Courses Taught

  • EER 7870: Qualitative Research 1: Introduction (anticipated Fall 2019, Winter 2020)
  • EER 8520: Qualitative Research 2: Design and Data Collection (NEW, anticipated Fall 2019)
  • EER 8530: Qualitative Research 3: Data Analysis and Reporting (NEW, anticipated Winter 2020)
  • EER 7910: Qualitative Methods for Diversity and Inclusion
  • EER 7920: Qualitative Methods for Community and Classroom Research
  • EER 8550: Advanced Qualitative Inquiry: Innovations in Theory 
  • EER 8560: Advanced Qualitative Inquiry: Innovations in Practice