Educational Policy Faculty in the Department of
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Geoffrey Borman - whose research applies state-of-the-art quantitative methods to evaluating educational interventions designed to improve the achievement of disadvantaged student populations. His current research includes studies of comprehensive school reform and school context and their impacts on student achievement.
Eric Camburn - whose research focuses on urban public schools and their improvement. His current research centers around understanding efforts to improve instruction in urban schools. Camburn’s current work also focuses on the measurement of instruction and leadership practice. Much of Camburn’s research involves the use of multi-level statistical models, but he has also conducted a number of mixed-method investigations.
John Diamond – whose research focuses on the influence of race and class on students' educational experiences and outcomes, leadership and organizational change, educational policy, policy implementation, sociology of education, the relationship between schools and communities.
Peter Goff – whose research focuses on school Leadership (assessment, evaluation, and labor market); School Finance; Experimental and Quasi-experimental Research Methods.
Nicholas Hillman – whose research focuses on higher education finance; public policymaking; student financial aid policy; college access and equity.
Carolyn Kelley - whose scholarship focuses on leadership preparation and strategic human resources management in schools, including teacher compensation, principal and teacher evaluation, and leadership development. She is co-author with Richard Halverson of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (www.leadershipforlearning.org), a multi-source formative assessment that measures distributed leadership practices in schools.
Julie Mead - whose legal scholarship focuses on choice and charter schools and students with disabilities. Specifically, she has examined the impact of choice and charter school laws on students with disabilities and students of color.
In addition, the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides significant additional depth and focus on educational policy. Policy faculty in other departments are often affiliated with the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis.