Grade(s): Middle School
School: MANSFELD MIDDLE SCHOOL, Tucson AZ
Air Force Brat educated W. U.S., Hawaii, Australia, N.Z.
Carpenter > Cabinet Maker > Wildlands Fire Team Leader > Communications Tech. > Network Engineer/Admin > Road Warrior for Wide Area Networks > Middle School Science/Technology teacher
Passions: Virtual Worlds (3D Immersive Learning Environments of Second Life, Quest Atlantis)
Flying Ultralights, motorcycle touring, inline skating.
N7EOJ Extra Class Amateur radio building & linking mountain top repeater/remote systems.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.