Educational Leadership

Jeffrey Beaudry PhD

jeff beaudry

Office Location

221 Bailey Hall


(207) 780-5493

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.H.P.E., Masters in Health Professions Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Washington
  • A.A., Bio-medical Photography, Bellevue College


Currently, Dr. Beaudry is director of the Ph.D. in Public Policy with a concentration in Educational Leadership. His research interests focus on high impact, classroom and leadership strategies, and how they relate to assessment literacy, assessment for learning (formative assessment), evidence-based practices, outdoor learning, and STEAMSS (STEM and arts and service learning).

Dr. Beaudry also specializes in research methods, especially mixed-methods designs, and has written a textbook, Research Literacy: A Primer for Understanding and Using Research (2016), His work on high-impact teaching strategies resulted in a book, co-authored with Dr. Stewart McCafferty, entitled Teaching Strategies that Create Assessment-literate Learners (2018). The book provides the research base and multiple examples of practices of high impact strategies of assessment for learning.

A high-impact strategy that Dr. Beaudry is passionate about is the use of visual thinking in teaching, learning and assessment. He co-authored a book about concept mapping and critical thinking in 2014. Dr. Beaudry completed a four-year stint as co-director of the Southern Maine Partnership, a regional collaboration of schools and the University of Southern Maine, and now teaches courses for the Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership, Educational Leadership, and the Ph.D. in Public Policy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Research methods (mixed methods design)
  • Visual learning and concept mapping
  • Classroom assessment and assessment literacy
  • Student involvement

Research Interests

  • High-impact teaching and learning strategies
  • Visual learning and concept mapping
  • Outdoor learning

Areas of Scholarship

  • Research methods
  • High-impact teaching strategies
  • Visual representations and concept mapping
  • Multicultural education

Recent Publications

  • Teaching Strategies that Create Assessment-literate Learners (Stewart McCafferty and Beaudry, 2018)
  • Research Literacy: A Primer for Understanding and Using Research (Beaudry and Miller, 2016)
  • Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies (Shedletsky and Beaudry, 2014)

Awards and Recognition

  • Carol Trimble Award, 2014
  • USM Research Award, 2007
  • Leadership in Arts Education in Maine

Professional Activity

  • Leader of Special Interest Group in Classroom Assessment
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Co-director, Southern Maine Partnership