Elyse Hambacher is an assistant professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. She employs critical social justice perspectives to strengthen equity and promote excellence in elementary education and the preparation of preservice and inservice teachers. A former elementary school teacher in Miami and Japan, she teaches courses on qualitative inquiry, social justice, and classroom management. Her research interests include critical teacher education, disproportionality in school discipline, and urban schooling. She has authored publications in the journals Urban Education, Equity and Excellence in Education, Educational Leadership, and Action in Teacher Education. Elyse earned her PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education at the University of Florida.