BiographyI earned my bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1991 and worked as an elementary school teacher in Cleveland, OH and New York, NY. I completed my PhD at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 and worked as post doctoral researcher at Stanford University for two years. I taught at Michigan State University from 2004 through 2013 and I have taught at University of Virginia from 2014 through the present.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I conduct research on teacher preparation, induction, evaluation, and professional development; principal leadership, evaluation, and professional development; and the social context of schooling. I teach graduate courses in teacher policy and research methods. I am serving as co-editor of American Educational Research Journal (2019-2022) and the second volume of the Handbook of Education Policy Research.
In my free time, I like to swim, walk, and hike; attend Wilco concerts; and watch college and professional sports.