"Texas Community Colleges Get a Historic Investment," (with Ray Martinez), Dallas Morning News, June 21, 2023.
“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.
May 2023 Commencement Speaker, Austin Community College, Austin Texas
December 2022 State of Texas Higher Education Address, Austin Texas
December 2022 Commencement Speaker, El Paso Community College, El Paso Texas
October 2022 Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council, College Station Texas
May 2022 Commencement Speaker, Sam Houston State University
May 2022 Commencement Speaker, Central Texas College, Killeen Texas
May 2022 Commencement Speaker, McLennan County College, Waco Texas
April 2022 ASU + GSV Summit 2022, San Diego, California
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, Tempe Arizona
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