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

December 2021                 State of Texas Higher Education Address, Austin Texas

November 2021                 Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts

November 2021                 State Higher Education Executive Officers, Washington D.C.

August 2021                       Commencement Speaker, UT Arlington, Arlington Texas

March 2021                         Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts

February 2021                    Texas Association of Faculty Senates, Austin Texas

November 2020                 Open Educational Resources Conference, Rice University, Houston Texas

November 2020                 State of Texas Higher Education Address, Austin Texas

September 2020                National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Workshop, Cambridge Massachusetts

September 2020               Greater Houston Partnership State of Education, Houston Texas

November 2019                 State of Texas Higher Education Address, Austin Texas

November 2019                 College Board Forum, Washington D.C.

March 2019                        SXSWEDU, Austin Texas

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 2015 Online Learning Summit, 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)

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

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

March 2013                          SXSWEDU, 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 Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

May 2012                               SERU Consortium Research Meeting, UC Berkeley