Casey D. Cobb

Professor

Expertise: Education Policy, Educational Leadership, School Reform, School Choice, Educational Accountability

Educational Leadership (EDLR)


Titles:

Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Policy
Editor, Educational Administration Quarterly

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Arizona State University, 1998
M.S. in Educational Leadership, University of Maine, 1995
A.B. in Economics, Harvard University, 1989

Areas of Expertise:

Education Policy
Research Methodology
School Choice
Educational Leadership
Education Reform
Evaluation

Biography:

Casey D. Cobb is the Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Policy at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. His current research interests include policies on school choice, accountability, and school reform, where he examines the implications for equity and educational opportunity. Dr. Cobb is Editor of Educational Administration Quarterly, a ranked Sage and UCEA journal. He is co-author of Fundamentals of Statistical Reasoning in Education (Wiley/Jossey Bass, 4th ed.) and Leading dynamic schools (Corwin Press). Dr. Cobb has published in such journals as Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Education and Urban Society, Educational Leadership, and the Peabody Journal of Education. Dr. Cobb is a National Education Policy Center Fellow and member of the Research Advisory Panel for the National Coalition on School Diversity. He is an elected member of the Executive Committee for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). He holds an A.B. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University.

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Cobb, C. D., Weiner, J., & Gonzales, R. (2017). Historical trends and patterns in the scholarship on leadership preparation. In M. Young, & G. Crow (Eds.), Handbook of research on the education of school leaders (2nd edition). New York, NY: Routledge.

Donaldson, M. L., & Cobb, C. D. (2016). Implementing student learning objectives and classroom observations in Connecticut’s teacher evaluation system. In J. A. Grissom, & P. Youngs (Eds.) Improving teacher evaluation systems: Making the most of multiple measures. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Cobb, C. D., Donaldson, M., & Mayer, A. P. (2013). Creating high leverage policies: A new framework to support policy development. Berkeley Review of Education, 4(2), 265-284.

Cobb, C. D., Bifulco, R., & Bell, C. (2011). Legally viable desegregation strategies: The case of Connecticut. In E. Frankenberg, & E. DeBray (Eds.), Integrating schools in a changing society: New policies and legal options for a multiracial generation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Cobb, C. D., & Glass, G. V (2009). School choice in a post-desegregation world. Peabody Journal of Education, 84(2), 262-278

Bifulco, R., Cobb, C. D., & Bell, C. (2009). Can interdistrict choice boost student achievement? The case of Connecticut’s interdistrict magnet school program. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 31(4), 323-345.

Cobb, C. D., & Rallis, S. F. (2008). District responses to NCLB: Where is the justice? Leadership and Policy in Schools, 7(2), 178-201.

Coladarci, T., Cobb, C. D., Minium, E. W., & Clarke, R. C. (2008). Fundamentals of statistical reasoning in education (2nd Edition). New York, NY: Wiley.

Rallis, S. F., Rossman, G. B., Cobb, C. D., Reagan, T. G., & Kuntz, A. M. (2008). Leading dynamic schools: How to create and implement ethical policies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Honors/Awards:

2015 American Educational Research Association, Division L  Outstanding Policy Report Award

2014 William J. Davis Award (most outstanding article in volume 49 of EAQ)

Fellow, National Education Policy Center

2013 Outstanding Reviewer for AERA Journals

Associations/Committees/Outreach:

Editor, Educational Administration Quarterly

Executive Committee, University Council for Educational Administration

Editorial Board, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Editorial Board, Education Policy Analysis Archives

Research Advisory Panel, National Coalition on School Diversity

University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Jackson’s Scholar Mentor

Curriculum Vitae

Casey D. Cobb CV

In the News:

NEPC Fellow Dr. Casey Cobb reviews three research reports on voucher programs for the National Education Policy Center.

Cobb interviewed on WNPR on Connecticut education reform

Cobb named Editor-in-Chief of the ranked Sage and UCEA journal, Educational Administration Quarterly

Casey Cobb
Contact Information
Emailcasey.cobb@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 6278
Mailing Address249 Glenbrook Rd, Unit 3093 Storrs, CT 06269-3093
Office LocationGentry 227
CampusStorrs