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At Peabody, I had many opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research projects. These experiences, combined with my coursework, helped develop my skills in conducting rigorous educational research.
Christopher Redding, Ph.D.
Leadership and Policy Studies

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
University of Florida, College of Education

Christopher Redding is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education at the University of Florida. He earned his doctorate in Leadership and Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College. Dr. Redding teachers courses related to school improvement, data-driven decision making, and educational policy.

In his research, he uses survey and administrative data that focus on the policies and educator labor-market patterns that exacerbate the unequal distribution of high-quality teachers and the reforms intended to reduce this problem. Broadly, this research describes failures in the teacher labor market that impede the learning opportunities for underserved students and the ways in which changes in teacher education, development, and leadership opportunities can boost teacher retention and student outcomes, particularly in underserved schools. HIs recent work has been published in such venues as the American Educational Research Journal, AERA Open, Education Finance and Policy, and Teachers College Record, among others.

At Peabody, I had many opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research projects.