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Selected Publications

Books and Chapters

Brown, D. L., & Schafft, K. A. (2018). Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century Resilience and Transformation (2nd ed.). Cambridge, UK: Polity.

Kebede, M. (2018). Immigration, race, and rurality: Educational experiences of Black African immigrants in rural America. In R. M. Reardon & J. Leonard (Eds.), Making a Positive Impact in Rural Places: Change Agency in the Context of School-University-Community Collaboration in Education (pp. 79-100). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Biddle, C., & Mette, I. (2017). Education and information. In A. R. Tickamyer, J. Sherman, & J. Warlick (Eds.), Rural Poverty in the United States (pp. 322-348). New York: Columbia University Press.

Lichter, D. T., & Schafft, K. A. (2016). Rural people and places left behind: Poverty and spatial inequality in the new century. In D. Brady & L. Burton (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of the Social Science Poverty (pp. 317-340). New York: Oxford University Press.

Killeen, K., & Schafft, K. (2015). The organizational and fiscal implications of transient student populations in urban and rural areas. In H. F. Ladd & E. B. Fiske (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, Revised Second Edition (pp. 623-663). New York: Routledge.

Schafft, K. A., & Biddle, C. (2014). Education and schooling in rural America. In C. Bailey, L. Jensen, & E. Ransom (Eds.), Rural America in a Globalizing World: Problems and Prospects for the 2010s (pp. 556-572). Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.

Journal Articles

Eppley, K., Azano, A., Brenner, D., & Shannon, P. (2018). "What counts as evidence in rural schools? Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence for diverse settings." The Rural Educator, 39(2), 36-40.

McHenry-Sorber, E., & Budge, K. (2018). "Rethinking the rural superintendency: Rethinking guiding theories for contemporary practice." Journal of Research in Rural Education, 33(3).

Biddle, C., & Azano, A. (2016). "Constructing and reconstructing the 'rural school problem': A century of rural education research." Review of Research in Education, 40(1), 298-325.

Mette, I., Biddle, C., Mackenzie, S., & Harris-Smedberg, K. (2016). "Poverty, privilege, and political dynamics within rural school reform: Unraveling educational leadership in the invisible America." Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 19(3), 62-84.

Schafft, K. (2016). "Rural education as rural development: Understanding the rural school-community well-being linkage in a 21st-century policy context." Peabody Journal of Education, 91(2), 137-154.

McHenry-Sorber, E., & Schafft, K. (2015). "'Make my day, shoot a teacher': Tactics of inclusion and exclusion, and the contestation of community in a rural school-community conflict." International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19(7), 733-747.