Jasmine B. Ulmer

Jasmine B. Ulmer
Assistant Professor, Qualitative Methodology
Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

Office Hours: By appointment.

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 in the College of Education at Wayne State University in Detroit. She teaches and directs the doctoral track in qualitative inquiry. Her current research develops place-based methodologies and pedagogies. In so doing, her work operates at the intersection of visual anthropology, gender and women's studies, and qualitative methodologies. An ongoing project, for example, connects images and writing with everyday life; this is situated within the broader goal of exploring the ecologies in which students live and learn. She frequently draws from critical and post-critical theories in her inquiries, which aim to foster a more inclusive and peaceful world.

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 recently 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. She will be a 2017 WSU Humanities Center Faculty Fellow.


Qualitative research methodology

Area Of Expertise

  • Qualitative methodology
  • Visual anthropology
  • Women's studies
  • Theories of research

Courses Taught


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