Working with CTQ since 2010

What I do
Teach, research, and learn from and with educational leaders

I am a professor of educational leadership at Baylor University. I taught outside of Chicago and Nashville for 12 years and spent time at the U.S. Department of Education in the Bush and Obama administrations. For the last decade, I have been in higher education. Teaching is my great joy, but I also enjoy doing research that connects practice to policy and have written numerous articles and books.

Why CTQ?
CTQ supports leaders. We treat teachers and administrators as the essential leaders that they are. CTQ is all about the processes that facilitate improvement based on the collective leadership and shared wisdom of teams. My best professional learning happens with teachers and CTQ staff. We also eat really good food when we are together.

Three fun facts about myself

  1. I grew up in Indiana and played basketball for hours on end with my brothers using a metal trashcan as a hoop in our driveway. Also, Hoosiers is the greatest movie ever made.
  2. I am always listening to books on Audible or podcasts or reading nonfiction — there is so much to learn and so little time!
  3. My children are far cooler than I am because my wife is the best mother ever.


Three favorite professional reads

  1. The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath
  2. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  3. Why Don’t Students Like School? by Dan Willingham