I am a professor in the Department of Teacher Education
at Michigan State University. I came to MSU in 1986 to
direct the National Center for Research on Teacher Learning.
Since that time, I have been interested in questions about
the nature of teaching and how external events--things
like teacher education programs, policies and research--can
or do influence teaching. I have organized this web page
around these questions, and mainly provide readers with
synopses of my research projects and of the research articles
and books that I have published related to these questions.
Before coming to MSU, I was engaged in a variety of program
evaluation and policy analysis activities at both the
state and federal level, and have included a small sampling
of that early work here as well.