Professor, Associate Dean for Innovation, Outreach, and Partnerships
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Richard Halverson is the Associate Dean for Innovation, Outreach and Partnerships and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in the UW-Madison School of Education. His research aims to bring the research methods and practices of the Learning Sciences to the world of educational leadership and interactive media. Rich is the founder of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning project, and was a co-founder and co-director the Games + Learning + Society Research Center. He is a former high school teacher and administrator, and earned an MA in Philosophy and a PhD in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. He is co-author (with Allan Collins) of Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America and (with Carolyn Kelley) of Mapping Leadership: The Tasks that Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools.
- PhD School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2002
- MA Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1987
- BA Philosophy and History, Marquette University , 1984
- Halverson, R. R., Leading schools in the Digital World. In Leading schools in the Digital World New York: Teachers College Press.
- Halverson, R. R., & Kelley, C. E. (2017). Mapping leadership: The tasks that matter in school improvement.. In Jossey-Bass.
- Halverson, R. R., & Clifford, M. (2013). Distributed instructional leadership: How distributed leadership can help us better understand high schools.. Journal of School Leadership, 23(2), 389-419.
- Halverson, R. R., & Shapiro, B. (2013). Technologies for education and technologies for learning. In D. Anagnostopolous, S. Rutledge & R. Jacobsen (Eds.), The infrastructure of accountability (pp. 163-180). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Press.
- Halverson, R. R., (2012). Games and the future of education research. In C. Steinkuehler, K. Squire & S. Barab (Eds.), Games, Learning and Society. London: Cambridge University Press.
- Halverson, R. R., & Halverson, E. R. (2011). Education as design for learning: A model for integrating education inquiry across research traditions. In C. F. Conrad & R. C. Serlin (Eds.), Sage Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Halverson, R. R., Blakesley, C., & Figeurido-Brown, R. (2011). Video-game design as a model for professional learning. In M. S. Khine (Ed.), Learning to Play: Exploring the Future of Education with Video Games (pp. 9-28). New York: Peter Lang.
- Halverson, R. R., Feinstein, N. W., & Meshoulam, D. (2011). School Leadership for Science Education. In George DeBoer (Ed.), The Role of Public Policy in K-12 Science Education Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
- Halverson, R. R., & Smith, A. R. (2010). How new technologies have (and have not) changed teaching and learning in schools. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 26(2), 49-54.
- Halverson, R. R., (2010). School formative feedback systems. Peabody Journal of Education, 85(2), 130-155.
- Halverson, R. R., & Kallio, J. (2019, ). Building Interest-Based Personalized Learning Into Public Schools. Oral Presentation presented at the 2019 American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
- Halverson, R. R. (2019, ). Taking a Learning Sciences Perspective to Understand Personalized Learning in Schools. Oral Presentation presented at the 2019 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
- Halverson, R. R. (2019, June). Game Based Assessment for Learning. Oral Presentation presented at the The 2nd IEEE Data Science Workshop, Minneapolis, MN.
- Kallio, J., & Halverson, R. R. (2018, ). A Social Network Analysis of the Initiation and Implementation of a Networked Improvement Community. Oral Presentation presented at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
- Rawat, T., Strikwerda, A., & Halverson, R. R. (2018, ). How Participation in a Networked Improvement Community Refined Teachers' Understaning of Student Interest-Based Projects. Oral Presentation presented at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
- Kimball, S., Arrigoni, J. .., Hackett, S., & Halverson, R. R. (2018, ). Leveraging a Networked Improvement Community to Strengthen Program Coherence: Case Studies of Two Innovative Schools. Oral Presentation presented at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
- Kallio, J., & Halverson, R. R. (2018, ). Designing Networked Improvement Communities for Innovation in K-12 Teaching. Oral Presentation presented at the 2018 International Conference of the Learning Sciences, London.
- Stevens, R., Ramey, K. E., Meyerhoff, P., Hilppö, J., Kumpulainen, K., Kajamaa, A., Rajala, A., & Halverson, R. R. (2018, ). Exploring the Adoption, Spread, and Sustainability of an Informal STEAM Learning Innovation In Schools. Paper presented at the Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count
- Halverson, R. R., Barnicle, A., Hackett, S., Rawat, T., Kallio, J., & Strikwerda, A. (2017, ). Leadership for Personalized Learning. Oral Presentation presented at the 2017 Midwest Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Evanston, IL.
- Owen, V., Ramirez, D., Salmon, A., & Halverson, R. R. (2014, April). Capturing Learner Trajectories in Educational Games through ADAGE (Assessment Data Aggregator for Game Environments): A Click-Stream Data Framework for Assessment of Learning in Play. Oral Presentation presented at the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Select Awards and Honors
- Co-Director, Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning LLC, 2014
- Community Engaged Scholar Award, UW-Madison School of Education, (2017, 2018)
- M Award for directing the Network, Madison Magazine, 2014