- Ph.D., Educational Policy Analysis, Stanford University, 1982
- M.A., Public Policy Analysis, University of Minnesota, 1973
- A.B., Economics, Princeton University, 1970
Teaching and Research Interests
Arts and human development; Arts and neuroscience / brain structure and function; Evaluation of Arts - Integration Programs: Joining the visual and performance arts with academic subjects; Issues generally related to education policy implementation; Issues related to children at-risk of school failure
- Education Policy and Law
- Secondary Education
- Language Arts Education
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Creativity in science learning.
Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art: A 12-year Longitudinal Study of Arts Education-- Effects on the Achievements and Values of Young Adults. Los Angeles, CA: I-Group Books. 2009. (Second Printing, November 2009.) (Book information packet)
"Learning in the visual arts and the worldviews of young children: lessons from skid row." Cambridge (UK) Journal of Education. (View Complete Publication)
"How Can Positive Research Findings Help a Policy Weakling." Chicago Policy Review, June 2006. (View Complete Publication)
"Enhancing peer conflict resolution skills through drama: an experimental study." In Press: Research in Drama Education, Fall 2006.
The Arts and Education: New Opportunities for Research. Washington, DC: The Arts Education Partnership and the American Educational Research Association, 2005. (View Complete Publication)