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Dominic Darrel Combs

Dominic CombsGraduate Research Assistant

Dominic Combs is a native of Dayton, Ohio, where he also worked as a secondary special educator within the Dayton Public School District prior to beginning his journey as a PhD student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Dominic's teaching experience with urban underserved schools and communities fuels his passion for urban education and working with students from diverse populations, while driving his overarching research agenda.

Specifically, his research interest involves using social cultural theory to examine culturally responsive, differentiated instructional practices with students of color. The goal of Dominic's research is to evaluate and assess educators' instructional capacities and develop, design, and implement effective training plans to help aide education professionals in their instructional methodology and practices.

Email: dcombs2@illinois.edu