Dr. Emily M. Hodge (Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University) is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership at Montclair State University. Hodge is a former middle school English/language arts teacher with degrees in secondary education and English language and literature from the University of Virginia. Her research uses qualitative and social network analysis methods to investigate the relationship between educational policy and equitable learning opportunities from the national level to the classroom level. Recent projects have explored how educational systems, schools, and teachers negotiate the tension between standardization and differentiation in the context of the Common Core State Standards, and the varied strategies state education agencies are using to support standards implementation. Hodge, with Dr. Susanna Benko and Dr. Serena Salloum, is a recipient of a Small Research Grant from the Spencer Foundation. Her research appears in AERA Open, Educational Policy, Education Law and Policy Review, English Teaching: Practice and Critique, Kappa Delta Pi Record, and the Review of Research in Education. Hodge has also published an edited volume on the changing nature of school districts with Dr. David Gamson, titled The Shifting Landscape of the American School District (Peter Lang, 2018).