Dr. Sarah Ulrich spent 10 years teaching in both elementary and middle schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism with a minor in English from California State University, Long Beach and her master's degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Cross Cultural, Language and Academic Development from Loyola Marymount University. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University. Her dissertation, The Role of “Racialized Consciousness” for White, Female, Middle Class Teachers in Urban Settings, examined the lack of cultural synchronization between the U.S. Teaching population and diverse learners in urban schools. She spent three years as a visiting professor at Saint Joseph’s University and then became the Director of Student Teaching for Saint Joseph’s University. Her research areas include teacher preparation, teaching in urban contexts and teacher residency models. Her work with teacher residency models in the Drexel School of Education has received nearly $3 million in funding over five grants, for which four of the grants Dr. Ulrich served as the Principal Investigator. Dr. Ulrich has been at Drexel for thirteen years. She is currently the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and a Clinical Professor of Education in the School of Education.