Selected Publications

“Workforce Preparation,” Issues in Science and Technology, Vol. XXXV, No. 2., Winter 2019.

“For Real Academic Disruption, Try Empathy,” Chronicle of Higher Education, October 23, 2016.

“Avoiding Four Pitfalls in Digital Learning,” (with Andrew Belton) Stanford Social Innovation Review, July 16, 2015.

“Using a Cost Function to Inform School Finance Policymaking,” (with Bruce D. Baker) report for the Texas School Finance Project, April 2005.

“Competing Perspectives on the Cost of Education,” (with Lori L. Taylor) in U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Developments in School Finance 2001-02, NCES 2003-403, William J. Fowler, Jr., Editor, Washington, DC, 2003.

“Confronting the Constitutional Challenges,” in Chris Patterson, editor, Putting the Sides Together: Twelve Perspectives on Texas Public School Finance, Austin: Texas Public Policy Foundation, December 2003.

“Texas School Finance in 2002: Ten Things Every Candidate Should Know,” in Texas Public Policy Foundation, Legislators’ Guide to the Issues 2003-2004, June 6, 2002.

“Leading with Respect: An Exploration of Respect in Army Leadership,” Military Review, January 2001.

“A Study of Uncontrollable Variations in the Costs of Texas Public Education: Technical Supplement,” (with Celeste D. Alexander, Timothy J. Gronberg, Dennis W. Jansen, Lori L. Taylor, and Philip Uri Treisman), January 1, 2001.

“Advancing Teacher Quality Through Performance Pay,” paper and presentation to the Lone Star Foundation, Public Education Reform in Texas: A Comprehensive Progress Report, Austin, Texas, December 7, 2000.

“A Study of Uncontrollable Variations in the Costs of Texas Public Education: A Summary Report for the 77th Texas Legislature,” (with Celeste D. Alexander, Timothy J. Gronberg, Dennis W. Jansen, Lori L. Taylor, and Philip Uri Treisman), November 1, 2000.


Selected Presentations

October 2017 Inaugural CLIMB Conference (Collegiate Leaders in Increasing Mobility), Austin Texas

September 2017 Harvard/MIT/Berkeley/Stanford 2017 Online Learning Summit, Cambridge Massachusetts

April 2017 Arizona State University, executive leadership team

December 2016 Renaissance Weekend, Charleston South Carolina

October 2016 Texas House of Representatives Public Education Committee, Austin Texas

February 2016 Texas Senate Education Committee, McAllen Texas

June 2016 Bay View Alliance/Association of American Universities, Washington D.C.

April 2015 Harvard/MIT/Berkeley/Stanford Online Learning Summit 2015, Cambridge Massachusetts

November 2014 edX Global Forum, Boston University

July 2014 Society for Learning Analytics/Learning Analytics Summer Institute, Harvard University

March 2014 Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

December 2013 Seven Citizens Changing Our City and the World, Austin Texas

October 2013 University of Illinois Summit on Online Education: Mainstreaming Innovation (Keynote)

October 2013 Discovery Lunch Seminar, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

June 2013 Council of State Governments/National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington D.C.

May 2013 Bay View Alliance/Association of American Universities, Washington D.C.

April 2013 University of Illinois, Envisioning the Future of Online Graduate Education

March 2013 SXSWedu, Austin Texas

February 2013 Texas Conservative Coalition Technology Summit, Austin Texas

February 2013 Rice University, Center for Teaching Excellence

January 2013 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Personalized Learning Network

November 2012 U.S. Chamber of Commerce/Texas Association of Business, Austin Texas

November 2012 Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, National Conference

October 2012 National Scholarship Providers Association

October 2012 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

May 2012 SERU Consortium Research Meeting, UC Berkeley

April 2012 Cal Poly President’s Cabinet, San Luis Obispo