University at Buffalo

Ian M. Mette (he/him/his)

Ian M. Mette

Associate Professor

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Administration; Educational Leadership; Educator Preparation; Multicultural Competence; Race, Inequality, and Education; Social Justice; School Leadership


Professional Summary:

Dr. Ian Mette's scholarship focuses on three main areas of expertise, namely 1) technical components of instructional supervision, 2) culturally responsive instructional supervision, and 3) rural educational leadership. With regards to technical components of instruction supervision, Dr. Mette is interested in critiquing the policies of teacher supervision and evaluation models that reinforce accountability standards and deficit-oriented business management practices. Dr. Mette's second area of my scholarship focuses on the development of a framework for culturally responsive instructional supervision. His scholarship serves as the foundation for a more critical perspective on instructional supervision, something that has historically been missing from the supervision field. Dr. Mette's third area of scholarship examines rural educational leadership, increasingly the development of equity-oriented educational leadership in predominantly white rural spaces.

Education and Training:
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, PK-12 Educational Administration (2012)
  • Ed.S., University of Missouri, Educational Administration (2008)
  • B.S., University of New Hampshire, Resource Economics (2003)
Awards and Honors:
  • College of Education and Human Development Faculty Service Award; University of Maine; 2022-04-15;
  • Graduation Marshall; University of Missouri; 2008-12-13;
Recent Publications:
Book:
  • Mette, I. M., Cormier, D. R., & Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. (2023). Making a difference: Instructional leadership that drives self-reflection and values the expertise of teachers. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN-13: 978-1475872255.
Edited Book:
  • Mette, I. M., Cormier, D. R., & Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. (forthcoming). Culturally responsive instructional supervision: Instructional leadership for equitable and emancipatory outcomes. Teachers College Press.
Journal Article:
  • Mette, I. M. (2022). (De)Centering whiteness at Summit High: Reflections of a racialized rural United States. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. https://doi.org/10.1177/15554589221101350.
  • Mette, I. M. (2022). Developing equitable school leaders in a predominantly White rural educational leadership program in the US. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation.
Book Chapter:
  • Mette, I. M., Cormier, D. R., & Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. (2023). Culturally responsive instructional supervision: (Re)Envisioning feedback for equitable change. In A. Lavigne & M. L. Derrington (Eds.), Actionable feedback for PK-12 teachers: Supervising within academic domains and program areas. Rowman & Littlefield.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Mette, I. M., Buchanan, R., & Hakkola, L. (November 2023). Homegrown equity audits for responsible educational leadership. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • Mette, I. M., Cormier, D. R., & Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. (November 2023). Culturally responsive instructional supervision: An instructional leadership framework for equitable and emancipatory outcomes. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • Mette, I. M., Cormier, D. R., & Oliveras-Ortiz, Y., (April 2023). Culturally responsive instructional supervision as an emancipatory framework. Roundtable presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.;
Recent Activities:
Professional Service:
  • Co-founder of JCEL Jabber Podcast (UCEA production)
    09/30/2022-05/31/2024
  • Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision (COPIS) Past-President
    09/02/2019-08/31/2020
Recent Editorships:
Editorship:
  • Editor; Journal of Educational Supervision
    09/04/2018-06/05/2026

Contact Information

Phone: 716-645-1101
ianmette@buffalo.edu

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