My persistent research interests include: school and community relations, leadership
for social justice, charter schools, and alternative forms of school accountability
including site visitations. 

My work has been published in the following journals: The Journal of Educational Change,
The Journal of Education for Students Placed At-Risk, Multicultural Education, The
Journal of School Choice, The Journal of Thought, The School Community Journal, and the
International Journal of Educational Reform. 

I am an active member of the AERA Educational Change and Chaos and Complexity SIGs, as
well as the CHANGE division of the Association for Educational Communications and
Technology. 

Articles

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Principles of leading change: An inductive analysis from Post-Katrina New Orleans, Policy Futures in Education (2014)

Despite over forty years of research on theories of educational change, little is known of...

 

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Parental Voucher Enrollment Decisions: Choice Within Choice in New Orleans, Journal of School Choice (2013)

Set in the context of a choice-saturated public school system, this study examines the school...

 

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Turbulence, perturbance, and educational change, Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education (2012)

While scholarship on educational change has long accepted that disruptions to the status quo are...

 

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Portfolio Management Districts and Rebuilding Inequality, Childhood Education (2011)

Despite over fifty years of near-constant educational reform movements in the USA, most attempts at...

 

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Leadership for Change in the Educational wild west of Post-Katrina New Orleans, The Journal of Educational Change (2010)

This study examines the perceptions of public school principals in New Orleans, Louisiana during the...

 

Contributions to Books

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Community Leadership: Seeking Social Justice while Re-creating Public Schools in post-Katrina New Orleans, International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Social (In)Justice (2013)

As New Orleans becomes an important reform model, many have been attracted to the simplistic...

 

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Reconciling Student Outcomes and Community Self-Reliance in Modern School Reform Contexts (with Andre M. Perry), De-testing & De-grading Schools: Authentic Alternatives to Accountability and Standardization (2013)

Education for African Americans has historically been linked to the broad movement to improve their...

 

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Family and Community Engagement in Charter Schools (with Lindsey B. Jakiel), Handbook on Family and Community Engagement (2011)
 

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Change Agentry (with Alison A. Carr-Chellman), Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (3rd Ed.) (2007)

This chapter presents theoretical foundations and empirical findings of the construct of change agentry in...

 

Popular Press

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Pre-K is proving a worthy investment in La., Jackson Clarion-Ledger (2013)

In case anyone has doubts about the return on investment on public pre-K programs, see...

 

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What gets inspected gets done: A Guest Column, The Times-Picayune (2011)

We are undoubtedly in the age of accountability in public education. But the almost completely...

 

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New School Mirrors the Community, The Times-Picayune (2010)

Much has been written celebrating the first five years of school reforms since Katrina. Scores...