Hadley Bachman, PhD

Hadley Bachman, PhD, is a Research Administration Management Consultant at the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center, where she spearheads efforts to advance research, professional development, and the acquisition of grants and sponsored projects. In her role, she manages and implements large-scale professional learning projects of state, national, and international significance. Dr. Bachman holds a Ph.D. (2023) in Educational Studies specializing in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University.

Before joining Ohio State, she was an English teacher and principal, serving in these roles for 14 years. She earned her Teacher-Leader Endorsement (2016) and Master of Education (2007) from OSU and her Bachelor of Arts in English (2003) from Goshen College. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (2003-2005) from Cabo Verde, where she taught English and supported her colleagues with grant writing and professional learning.

When she’s not working or writing, Dr. Bachman loves traveling, running, and adventuring outdoors with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Research Interests:

  • Family Engagement
    • Efficacy beliefs
    • Equity, Power, and Access
    • Middle School Family Engagement
    • Trust between schools and families
  • Adult Learning
    • Learning Experience
    • Professional Development Facilitation/Delivery
    • Professional Development Design
    • Educators as Professionals
  • Educational Administration
    • Equity in Education (Curriculum, Instruction, Discipline)
    • The Role of Administrators in Family and Community Engagement
    • School Law