Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
News and Commentary
Professor Jason Grissom was quoted in Chalkbeat Tennessee in a story about Tennessee teachers and the process of using evaluations as a tool to improve their work. Read More
, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public policy, Education and Economics is the lead investigator for Vanderbilt and is joining colleagues from UT Knoxville's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to research the effectiveness of initiatives developed under the state’s “Drive to 55” campaign. Read More
LPO Professor Chris Quinn Trank is co-author of "This is Going to Hurt: Compassionate Research Methods" which has been selected as one of the most important papers published last year by the Organizational Research Methods editorial board. The first author is Hans Hansen, an Associate Professor of Management at Texas Tech and is an Embrey Human Rights fellow at SMU. He is also the Director of the Center for Innovative Organizations.
Organizational Research Methods (ORM), is a peer-reviewed journal and is published quarterly. ORM brings relevant methodological developments to a wide range of researchers in organizational and management studies and promotes a more effective understanding of current and new methodologies and their application in organizational settings. ORM is an elite scholarly journal, known for high-quality, from the qualitative and quantitative domains, micro and macro perspectives.
Dr. Jason Grissom was featured on Malcolm Gladwell's Podcast, Revisionist History to discuss the findings from
Explaining the Underrepresentation of High-Achieving Students of Color in Gifted Programs
. Christopher Redding, who recently received his Ph.D. in the Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Department was also a co-author on the study.
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 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., M.P.P. and online Ed.D. in Leadership and Learning in Organizations 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.
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