Jasmine B. Ulmer

Jasmine B. Ulmer
Assistant Professor, Qualitative Methodology

Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations

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 research develops inclusive inquiry methodologies and pedagogies. She locates her work at the intersection of visual anthropology, gender and women's studies, and education. An ongoing project, for example, connects images and writing with everyday life; this is situated within the broader goal of exploring the ecological settings in which students live and learn. She takes a particular interest in critical disability studies in this work, which aims to foster a more diverse, 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 was 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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