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Gary Henry, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education in the Dept. of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, at Peabody College, is a lead investigator on a Vanderbilt/UNC study, conducted in collaboration with NCTQ as a part of the University of North Carolina system s ongoing teacher-quality research efforts.
Richard Blissett, LPO Ph.D. Student selected as a UCEA Program Center Fellow
Richard Blissett has been selected as a UCEA Program Center Fellow for 2015. This summer, he will be in residence at the UCEA Joint Program Center for the Superintendency and District Governance, located at Seattle Pacific University. Richard will work with Dr. Thomas Alsbury on projects related to local school boards and districts, including survey analysis, training for local boards, and district reforms.
Jason Grissom is this year's recipient of the Beryl Radin Award for the best article published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) in 2014, for his article "Is Discord Detrimental? Using Institutional Variation to Identify the Impact of Public Governing Board Conflict on Outcomes." JPART is the top journal in the field of public administration. The study draws on original survey data Jason collected from school board members and superintendents in California to examine the connection between conflict among school board members and board and district outcomes. Read the article here.
LPO Ph.D. student Dominique Baker has been awarded a $20,000 Dissertation Proposal Grant from the Association for Institutional Research. Dominique receives this to support her dissertation research and writing on "An Examination of the Effects of Undergraduate Debt on Postbaccalaureate Decision-Making" under the guidance of her faculty dissertation advisor, Prof. Stella Flores.
Stella Flores, Vanderbilt University and Andrew Harvey, La Trobe University are the recipients of the Margin Buster Award presented by The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Educational Testing Service.
Ed.D. Alumni Christian Sawyer and Alan Coverstone comment on Teacher Retention
"Will college survive? For many, it never existed" Published in The Hechinger Report by MPP Alumni Thomas Gibney MPP ('13)
At the recent Association for Education Finance and Policy annual conference, Jason Grissom was elected by the membership to a three-year term on the association’s Board of Directors.
Ellen Goldring quoted in District Administration article about the future of school leadership
Jessica Harthcock (M.Ed.'12) named one of the winners of Nashville's 40 under 40 award for 2015
Ron Zimmer cited in The Conversation about charter schools
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