CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education

Brian Rowan

Senior Research Specialist, CPRE

Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor, School of Education; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Professional Biography

Brian Rowan's scholarly interests lie at the intersection of organization theory and school effectiveness research and he has written on education as an institution, on the nature of teachers’ work, and on the effects of school organization, leadership, and instruction practice on student achievement. He formerly served as chair of the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University. Rowan’s current work includes a large-scale, longitudinal study of the design, implementation, and effectiveness of three of America’s largest comprehensive school reform initiatives. He received his PhD from Stanford University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Measures of instruction
  • Teacher quality and qualifications