Brian Rowan

Brian P Rowan

Professor Emeritus of Education, School of Education, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Research Professor Emeritus, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

BIO

Brian Rowan is the Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor in Education, a research professor at the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, and a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. A sociologist by training (PhD, Stanford University), Rowan’s research has focused on the organization and management of schooling, paying special attention to the measurement and improvement of teaching quality. Over the past 10 years, he has been principal investigator of several large-scale survey and video studies of teaching practice, including the Study of Instructional Improvement, the Description of Reading Instruction in the United States, Understanding Teaching Quality, the Measures of Effective Teaching-Extension project, and the Pilot of Educator Effectiveness Tools in Michigan. His current research includes a randomized field trial of an early grades reading intervention, an evaluation of a high school instructional improvement program (known as Excellence for All initiative), and a study of online high schools in Florida. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Education and past recipient of the William J. Davis award for outstanding scholarship in the field of educational administration. He also has served on the editorial boards of top scientific journals in the field and consulted widely with U.S. federal government and U.S. private research organizations. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1991, he was a senior research director at Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, in San Francisco, California, and chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University.

  • Hansen, Ben B, Rowan, Brian P, Sales, Adam C. 2018. Rebar: Reinforcing a Matching Estimator With Predictions From High-Dimensional Covariates. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics 43(1):3-31.  
  • Rowan, Brian P, Raudenbush, Stephen W.. 2016. Teacher evaluation in American Schools. Handbook of Research on Teaching 5th
  • Carlisle, Joanne F, Kelcey, Ben , Brian P Rowan, Phelps, Geoffrey . 2011. Teachers' Knowledge About Early Reading: Effects on Students' Gains in Reading Achievement. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness 4(4):289-321.  
  • Brian P Rowan. 2011. Intervening to improve the educational outcomes of students in poverty: Lessons from recent work in high-poverty schools. Whither opportunity? Rising inequality, schools, and children's life chances :523-538.  
  • Rowan, Brian P. 2010. Organizational institutionalism at Stanford: Reflections on the founding of a 30-year theoretical research program. Stanford's organization theory renaissance, 1970-2000, A volume in research in the sociology of organizations 28:3.  
  • Rowan, Brian P, Correnti, Richard . 2009. Interventions to improve instruction: How implementation strategies affect instructional change. Studies in school improvement: A volume in theory and research in educational administration 8
  • Rowan, Brian P, Richard Correnti. 2009. Interventions to improve instruction: How implementation strategies affect instructional change. Studies in school improvement: A volume in theory and research in educational administration 8
  • Rowan, Brian P, Jacob, Robin Tepper, Corentti, R . 2009. Using instructional logs to identify quality in educational settings. Defining and measuring quality in youth programs and classrooms :13.  
  • Rowan, Brian P, Kataoka, S , Hoagwood, K . 2009. Bridging the Divide: In Search of Common Ground in Mental Health and Education Research and Policy. Psychiatric Services 60(11):1510-1515.  
  • Rowan, Brian P, Camburn, Eric , Correnti, Richard . 2009. Teacher logs as a tool for studying education process. Calendar and time diary : methods in life course research
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