, Professor Graduate Education
Alt. Phone: 615.496.6653
Office: Cedar Bluff 125
PhD in Educational Administration & Supervision with emphases in Finance, Law, and Mathematics from The University of Florida at Gainesville.
MA in mathematics from MTSU
BA in history and mathematics from David Lipscomb University.
Executive Director of Tennessee Center for Education Research
Executive Director of Evaluation and Assessment
Director of Accountability
Director of Career Ladder Evaluations
Assistant Director of the Tennessee School Finance Equity Study
Fellow at the National Education Finance Project, University of Florida.
Research and Teaching Areas
Quantitative research. Introduction to Inquiry, Critical Inquiry, Quantitatve Procedures, Global and Comparative Education, Leadership; Policy Analysis, and Doctoral Seminar I and II.
Development, administration, and implementation of programs designed to provide fiscal equity in the financing of Tennessee’s schools; objective measures of teacher quality for merit pay; value added measures for system, school and teacher accountability; and state assessments for student achievement.
Research interest include: education finance, accountability, assessment, program evaluation, and factors impacting student achievement
- Consulted with numerous states and has made over 100 presentations focusing on the use of value-added assessment, including the National Institute of Science and Technology Monterrey, Mexico, National Convention of Milken Teacher Advancement Program, Scottsdale, Arizona, National Association of Deans of Colleges of Teacher Education, New York, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Washington, D.C., Joint Education Oversight Committee, Little Rock, Ark., Education Secretary’s Cabinet, Dover, Delaware, and the Joint Education Oversight Committee, Tennessee.