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University of Delaware106 Alison Hall WestNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass1D77AE2DB0F34BE291686564DB8A6ED8"><p>Gary T. Henry is dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development and professor in the School of Education and the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration.</p><p>A renowned researcher in the field of education, Henry specializes in education policy, educational evaluation, educator labor markets, and quantitative research methods. He has received over $27 million dollars of sponsored research funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Spencer Foundation, Lumina Foundation, National Institute for Early Childhood Research, Walton Family Foundation, John and Laura Arnold Foundation, and numerous state legislatures, governors’ offices and agencies.</p><p>He is currently examining the effects of state efforts to reform their lowest performing schools. In Tennessee, he has evaluated the effectiveness of the state’s Achievement School District and local Innovation Zones, finding the latter to have positive effects on student average achievement gains in all subjects over six years. In North Carolina, he recently evaluated the effects and implementation of the state’s third round of reform of its lowest performing schools.</p><p>He has also published several articles on teacher preparation, including a study that finds Teach For America teachers to be effective in raising students test scores. Other research found negative effects on student achievement from teacher turnover, mainly due to teacher who leave during the school year.</p><p>Prior to joining UD in August 2019, Henry was the Patricia and H. Rodes Hart Chair and Professor of Public Policy and Education and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organization at Vanderbilt University.</p><p>He also held the Duncan MacRae ’09 and Rebecca Kyle MacRae Distinguished Professorship of Public Policy in the Department of Public Policy and directed the Carolina Institute for Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.</p><p>A Kentucky native, Henry became a first-generation college graduate, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky before attaining a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. From there, he began conducting evaluations for the Virginia General Assembly and ultimately served as the state’s deputy secretary of education and chief deputy superintendent of education.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass04F396DAF2D6448C948D00741F06F7F8"><p>Henry has published extensively in top journals such as <em>Science</em>, <em>Educational Researcher</em>, <em>Journal of Policy Analysis and Management</em>, <em>Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis</em>, <em>American Educational Research Journal</em>, <em>Journal of Teacher Education</em>, <em>Education Finance and Policy</em>, and <em>Evaluation Review</em>.</p><p>Most recently, in 2019, Henry co-authored a <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.3102/0162373717705729">study</a> that evaluated the academic progress made by students in two turnaround models in Tennessee—determining that through six years of school reform, the schools takeover by the state’s Achievement School District, and mostly managed by charter management organizations, did neither better nor worse than similar low performing schools that did not participate in an intervention, while local district-within-a-district had higher student achievement gains across all subjects. The <em><a href="https://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/TERA/guiding_principles_turnaround.php">Guiding Principles for Improving the Lowest-Performing Schools</a></em>, which he co-authored, is being used by several states to plan their efforts for comprehensive support and improvement of their lowest-performing schools.</p><ul><li><a href="https://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/TERA/files/School_Turnaround_After_Six_Years.pdf">Research brief</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ14tVDrJjc">Podcast</a></li></ul><p>His most recent book, <em><a href="https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/evaluation/book243885">Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, 8th edition by Peter H. Rossi, Mark W. Lipsey, and Gary T. Henry was </a></em>published by SAGE Publications in 2018.</p></div>Publicationscehd-dean@udel.eduHenry, Gary302-831-2394<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Henry_Gary_CEHD_Dean-web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dean, College of Education and Human DevelopmentProfessor0<div class="ExternalClass151F9CEBCA0347FD99DFB111F27C0498"><p>Dean Henry’s coauthored article, “<a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.3102/0162373717705729">The Effects of School Turnaround in Tennessee’s Achievement School District and Innovation Zones</a>,” was recognized as one of the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis journal’s most cited articles in the last three years and the report on which it was based was awarded the American Educational Research Association’s Most Outstanding Policy Report for 2017.</p><p>In 2015, Henry was named an American Educational Research Association Fellow. He received the Joseph S. Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2001 from the American Society for Public Administration and the Center for Accountability and Performance along with Steve Harkreader. And in 1998 he received the Outstanding Evaluation of the Year Award from the American Evaluation Association for his work with the Georgia’s Council for School Performance.</p></div>

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