Current Job Market Candidates
Chris Bennett Ph.D. Candidate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies
Michael Crouch Ph.D. Candidate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Walter G. Ecton Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Dissertation Title: "Higher education advances: Examining predictors of graduate school enrollment, employers' perceptions of master's degrees, and contingent faculty unionization"
Dissertation Committee: Will Doyle, Angela Boatman, Matthew Shaw, Brent Evans, Raj Darolia
Research Interests: Higher Education Policy, College Access, Graduate Education, Academic Workforce
Dissertation Title: Welcome Back, Teacher: Understanding Teacher Effectiveness After an Extended Absence from the Classroom
Dissertation Committee: Christopher Candelaria (Chair), Jason Grissom, Carolyn J. Heinrich, Gary T. Henry
Research Interests: Teacher Labor Market Economics, Education Finance, School Choice, Quantitative Methods
Walter G. Ecton
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Career and Technical Education
Dissertation Committee: Shaun M. Dougherty (chair), Carolyn J. Heinrich, William R. Doyle, Celeste K. Carruthers
Research Interests: Secondary and postsecondary education policy; Career and technical education; Transitions between high school, higher education and the workforce; Community colleges; Politics of education; Quantitative methods.