News and Commentary
The LPO Department is well represented in the 2018 US News Best Graduate Schools rankings for programs in the Top Education Schools. Our Educational Administration and Supervision Program was ranked 1st, the Education Policy Program was ranked 3rd, and the Higher Education Administration Program was ranked 5th, all were ranked within their own program categories. See more of the rankings here.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the most read education research articles of 2016. LPO Professor Jason Grissom, and LPO Doctoral Candidate, Christopher Redding's article Discretion and Disproportionality: Explaining the Underrepresentation of High-Achieving Students of Color in Gifted Programs is number 2 on this list which is released annually featuring many of the top scholars in the field of education research. Read More
Congratulations to LPO
Professor Carolyn Heinrich
who has been selected as a
2017 fellow by the American Educational Research Association.
Dr. Heinrich specializes in education, workforce development, social welfare policy, program evaluation and public management and performance management.
Dr. Ellen Goldring
, Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Department and Professor of Education Policy expressed “Carolyn’s research is characterized both by its rigor and significance.”Her work is known for addressing inequality through interdisciplinary research on education, workforce development, health and social policies. We congratulate Carolyn on this most deserving and important honor.”
School districts retain more quality teachers than state's achievement district, study shows
co-author of a recent
Vanderbilt University report is quoted in an article on School districts across the State that are able to recruit highly effective teachers into specialized intervention programs aimed at improving Tennessee’s lowest-performing schools, but have difficulty retaining some of those teachers. Erin O’Hara, Executive Director of the Tennessee Education Research Alliance at Peabody College, is also quoted.
The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) is among an elite few academic departments in the nation offering opportunities to study with internationally renowned faculty in K-12 and higher education administration, education policy, and Leadership and Organizational Performance.
If you are a practitioner looking to deepen your knowledge and strengthen your credentials, LPO's professional M.Ed., Ed.D., and M.P.P. programs will prepare you for leadership in any number of organizations—from K-12 schools, colleges, or universities to policy-making organizations, corporations, or non-governmental organizations.
If you desire an academic scholarly career in a college or university, the department's graduate Ph.D. programs offer widespread opportunities for study, research, presentation, and publication with faculty mentors who are recognized as among the best in their disciplines both nationally and internationally.
LPO, along with the Department of Human and Organizational Development, also serves as home to the undergraduate major (B.S.) in Human and Organizational Development, the largest undergraduate major at Vanderbilt.
We invite you to explore our degree offerings, get to know our faculty, and learn more about our exciting, multidisciplinary, and world-oriented community.
Should you require additional assistance, please contact the department directly at:
Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721