Dr. Edward J. Fuller


Project Director, Study of High School Restructuring


Center for Teaching Quality
976 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Tel: (512) 420-0868

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Edward Fuller, PhD, is a senior research associate for the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in addition to serving as Project Director for the Study of High School Restructuring. He also leads Austin Independent School District's Teacher Recruitmen and Retention Task Force as a consultant.

Previously, he was an Adjunct Professor in the Educational Policy and Planning program at The University of Texas-Austin, 2004-2006. He received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Texas-Austin in Educational Administration Policy and Planning. He has been codirector of research at the State Board for Educator Certification and a senior research and policy specialist and project director for evaluation at the Charles A. Dana Center, UT.

Dr. Fuller's topics as an author include teacher certification and qualification and trust as the basis for urban school reform. His articles have been published in Education and Urban Society, The School Administrator, Theory into Practice, and other journals. He has presented over 35 papers at national academic conferences.

 

Educational History Employment Teaching Experience Publications

 

Educational History

2001

Ph.D. Educational Administration (Policy and Planning Specialization)
The University of Texas at Austin
GPA: 4.0

 

1994

Masters of Educational Administration
The University of Texas at Austin,
Mid-Level Management and Supervisory Certification.
GPA: 4.0

 

1989

Bachelor of Science in Education
The University of Texas at Austin.
Concentrations; Mathematics Education and Health Education
GPA: 3.51; with honors.

 

Academic Awards & Scholarships

 

1997

Alexander Caswell Ellis/College of Education Scholarship
The University of Texas at Austin
Awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

 

1994, 1995, 1996

The University of Texas at Austin Graduate Student Fellowship
The University of Texas at Austin
Awarded to less than 100 of the more than 5,000 graduate students. Based on academic excellence.

 

1992

Phi Beta Kappa
The University of Texas at Austin

 

Employment

September 2003 - present Project Manager, Study of High School Restructuring
Dept. of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
 

Direct the evaluation of the Houston A+ Challenge Houston Schools for a New Society high school restructuring effort funded by the Gates Foundation. This includes directing the qualitative study of three high schools and conducting quantitative evaluations of all 25 comprehensive high schools in Houston ISD. Duties also include writing a yearly and final report and presenting the report to the Houston A+ Challenge Board of Directors.

 

January 2006 - present Senior Research Associate
Center for Teaching Quality
 

Conduct statistical analyses of large data sets on teacher working conditions, National Board Certified Teachers, teacher attrition, and other areas related to teacher quality, supply, demand, and turnover. In addition, responsibilities include serving as the project director of the evaluation of high school restructuring under the Houston Schools for a New Society Initiative.

2005 - present Consultant
Austin Independent School District
 

Lead the district's Teacher Recruitment and Retention Task Force. The Task Force is charged with developing metrics to measure the district's progress; analyzing data on teacher quality, attrition, mobility, and turnover; and developing an action plan to improve the district's efforts in recruiting and retaining well-qualified teachers.

 

September 2003 - December 2005 Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
 

Taught Foundations of Education Policy and Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and served on dissertation committees. Responsibilities also included conducting analyses of teacher supply, demand, and turnover for UT System schools.

 

2003 - 2005 Consultant
Southeast Center for Teaching Quality
 

Conducted a value-added analysis of effective teachers in one South Texas school district. The intent of the study was to identify the characteristics of high-performing elementary teachers.

 

2003 - 2004 Consultant
Texas A&M School-University Partnership
 

Conducted quantitative analyses of statewide supply and demand of newly hired teachers, Advanced Placement, and PSAT performance in Texas high schools.

 

January 2002 - September 2003 Co-Director of Research
State Board for Educator Certification
 

Directed projects, conducted analyses, wrote reports, produced graphics, and presented to the legislature and other education stakeholders on teacher shortages, teacher supply and demand, teacher mobility, teacher attrition, and other issues affecting teachers in Texas. Supervised 1-25 employees.

 


September 2000 - December 2002
Senior Research and Policy Specialist and Project Director for Evaluation
Charles A. Dana Center, The University of Texas at Austin
 

Collected and analyzed state and national education data, supervised and conducted program evaluations, planned and conducted other quantitative research on varied educational topics, collaborated with Director on developing presentations, collaborated with Director to provide interviews and information to media personnel, wrote various position and research papers for the Center, conducted policy analyses, developed policy recommendations focused on the P-16 educational system in Texas, and supervised 5-10 projects. Supervised between one and three employees.

 

February 1997 - August 2000 Data and Research Specialist
Charles A. Dana Center,The University of Texas at Austin
 

Collected and analyzed state and national education data, conducted program evaluations, conducted other quantitative research on varied educational topics, wrote position and research papers for the Center, conducted policy analyses, and developed policy recommendations focused on the K-16 educational system in Texas. Supervised between one and six graduate students at any one time.

 

Teaching Experience
2003 - 2005 Adjunct Professor
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Educational Administration
 

Taught Foundations of Education Policy and Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and served on dissertation committees. Also conducted analyses of teacher supply, demand, and turnover for UT System schools.

 

Fall 1996

Teaching Assistant
Quantitative Research Design and Analysis
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Educational Administration

 

Assisted Dr. Pedro Reyes in the development of curriculum, homework, projects, and instruction. Also taught the computer application section of the course.

 

1995-1996

Teaching Assistant
Economics of Education
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Educational Administration

 

Assisted Dr. Deborah Kazal-Thresher in the development of curriculum, homework, projects, and instruction..

 

Spring - Summer 1996

Graduate Research Assistant
Border Schools Professional Development Project
Department of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Directed by Dr. Ben Harris and Dr. Martha Ovando
Developed school survey instrument, analyzed school data from 23 predominately Hispanic schools, completed summary report of findings, assisted in training seminars, and created protocols for data collection in schools.

Summer 1996 Student Representative, Department Chair Review Committee
Dept. of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
 

Member of committee charged with collecting and reviewing information on the department chairperson and with making a recommendation on the continuation of the chairperson.

 

August 1994 - July 1995 Co-Founder/President: Educational Administration Students' Association
Dept. of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
 

Responsibilities included acting as liaison between approximately 400 graduate students and professors of department.

 

June 1994 - June 1995 Graduate Research Assistant
High-Performing Border Schools Project

Dept. of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
 

Principal Investigators: Dr. Pedro Reyes and Dr. Jay Scribner
Collected and summarized available literature; conducted quantitative analysis of teacher, student, and expenditure data aggregated at the school level; developed qualitative interview protocols; collected data through qualitative research methods; analyzed qualitative data; and wrote preliminary findings.

 

Summer 1993

Teaching Assistant
Foundations of Educational Administration
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Educational Administration

 

Assisted Dr. Lonnie Wagstaff and Dr. Michael Thomas in the development of curriculum, projects, and instruction.

 

Fall 1993 Administrative Intern/Assistant Principal
McCallum High School, Austin ISD
 

Performed the duties of assistant principal at a large, racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse urban high school.

 

August 1993 - January 1994

Mathematics Teacher
McCallum High School, Austin ISD

 

Taught two Plane Geometry classes of 30 students each at a large, racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse urban high school.

 

August 1992 - July 1993 Student Representative: Public School Leadership Faculty Committee
Dept. of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
 

Responsibilities included representing mid-level management students at the monthly Public School Leadership Faculty meetings.

 

August 1989 - June 1992 Mathematics Teacher/Athletic Coach
Taylor High School, Taylor ISD
  Taught high school mathematics and coached four different sports at a medium-sized, racially and ethnically diverse, largely low-socioeconomic rural high school.


Publications

National Presentations

2006
Fuller, Edward J. (2006, April). Examining the academic outcomes of creating small learning communities in a large urban district. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Cohen, Ben & Fuller, Edward J (2006, April). Effects of mentoring and induction on beginning teacher retention. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Fuller, Edward J. (2006, April). Principal career paths in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Fuller, Edward J. (2006, April). Teacher supply: The phenomenon of returning teachers. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

2005
Fuller, Edward J., & Brewer, Curtis. (2005, November). The distribution of teachers and opportunity to learn. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Nashville, TN.

Fuller, Edward J., & Geier, Jessica. (2005, November). Inequality in Advanced Placement course-taking in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Nashville, TN.

Fuller, Edward J.. & Cruz, Michelle (2005, November). The messy process of school reform: Effects of creating small learning communities on student achievement. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Nashville, TN.

Alexander, Celeste, & Fuller, Edward J. (2005, April). Effects of teacher qualifications on student achievement in mathematics. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Fuller, Edward J., & Alexander, Celeste. (2005, April). Route to certification and student achievement in mathematics. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2004
Fuller, Edward J., & Reyes, Pedro. (2004, November). The effects of creating small learning communities on student outcomes. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Kansas City, KS.

Fuller, Edward J., Cruz, Michelle, Rodriquez, Anissa, & Reyes, Pedro. (2004, November). The characteristics of effective principals in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Kansas City, KS.

Alexander, Celeste, & Fuller, Edward J. (2004, April). Does teacher certification matter? Teacher certification and middle school mathematics achievement in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. Available at http://convention.allacademic.com/aera2004/view_paper_info.html?pub_id=7217&part_id1=903876

Fuller, Edward J., & Alexander, Celeste. (2004, April). Certification, employment, and attrition of alternatively and traditionally prepared teachers in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. Available at http://convention.allacademic.com/aera2004/view_paper_info.html?pub_id=7238&part_id1=907744

Fuller, Edward J., Cruz, Michelle, & Alexander, Celeste (2004, April). Retaining beginning teachers through the Texas Beginning Educator Support System (TxBESS). Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. Available at http://convention.allacademic.com/aera2004/view_paper_info.html?pub_id=7246&part_id1=907744

2003
Fuller, Edward J., & Alexander, Celeste. (2003, April). Teachers in Texas from different routes to certification: Who are they, where do they teach, and how long do they teach? Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Fuller, Edward J., & Alexander, Celeste. (2003, April). Inequitable access to highly qualified teachers in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

2002
Fuller, Edward J., & Alexander, Celeste. (2002, April). Teacher mobility patterns in large Texas school districts. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

2001
Brownson, A., & Fuller, Edward J. (2001, April). Exacerbating educational inequities: An analysis of teacher school mobility patterns. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Fuller, Edward J., & Picucci, Ali Callicoatte. (2001, April). Does accountability affect behavior? A comparison of teacher instructional practices in reading and writing classes between Texas and states with no accountability systems. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

2000
Fuller, Edward J. (2000, April). The distribution of properly and improperly certified teachers in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Fuller, Edward J. (2000, April). Does teacher certification matter? An investigation of the relationship between the percentage of properly certified teachers and Algebra I achievement in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

1999
Fuller, Edward J., & Venezia, Andrea. (1999, April). Policy recommendations to increase equity. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Venezia, Andrea, & Fuller, Edward J. (1999, April). An analysis of the barriers to higher education access in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Montreal, Canada.

1998
Treisman, Uri, & Fuller, Edward J. (1998, April). The state of systemic reform in Texas and the Texas statewide systemic initiative.Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.

Fuller, Edward J. (1998, April). Texas school accountability system: Leverage for increasing achievement equity. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.

Fuller, Edward J. (1998, April). Chair and organizer of symposium entitled, Increasing mathematics achievement for all students while closing the achievement gaps: Tales out of Texas on successful systemic reform in mathematics. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.

1997
Reyes, Pedro, & Fuller, Edward J. (1997, April). Creating urban schools as learning communities and high school mathematics achievement: Implications for policymakers. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Fuller, Edward J. (1997, April). Can policymakers create urban communal schools? An analysis of the potential of policy to create urban schools as learning communities. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Fuller, Edward J. (1997, April). A theoretical exploration of the dimensions and levels of trust in schools. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Fuller, Edward J. (1997, April). Chair and organizer of symposium entitled, Trust, distrust, and their implications for effective schooling. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

1996
Fuller, Edward J. (1996, October). Factors affecting the elementary reading achievement of African American and Hispanic students and predominately African American and Hispanic schools in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Louisville, KY.

Reyes, Pedro, & Fuller, Edward J. (1996, October). Family, school, teacher, and student factors associated with mathematics achievement in urban middle schools. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Louisville, KY.

Fuller, Edward J. (1996, April). Raising social consciousness through mathematics instruction. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. San Diego, CA.

Fuller, Edward J. (1996, April). Conflict or congruence? The intersection of faculty, parent, and student trust in the principal. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, NY.

Kazal-Thresher, Deborah, & Fuller, Edward J. (1996, April). Fiscal equity and resource needs (in predominately Hispanic schools in Texas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, NY.

Fuller, Edward J. (1996, February). State, district, and local policies supporting the development of communal schools in urban areas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of School Administrators. San Diego, CA.

Reyes, Pedro, & Fuller, Edward J. (1966, February). Urban secondary schools, sense of community, and mathematics achievement. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of School Administrators. San Diego, CA.

1995
Fuller, Edward J. (1995, October). The racial minority paradox: New leadership for learning in communities of diversity (distribution of district and school resources). Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Salt Lake City, UT.

Fuller, Edward J. (1995, October). Creating schools as communities in inner cities: Paradoxes in current proposals for the reform of urban education. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Salt Lake City, UT.

Fuller, Edward J., & Young, Michelle D. (1995, April). Building trust between school and community: The principal's role in increasing Hispanic academic achievement. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Reyes, Pedro, & Fuller, Edward J. (1995, April). The effects of selected elements of communal schools on middle and high school mathematics achievement. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Kazal-Thresher, Deborah, & Fuller, Edward J. (1995, April). Educational production in border-area schools. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Kazal-Thresher, Deborah, & Fuller, Edward J. (1995, January). Effective border schools research and development initiative: Fiscal resources. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association. Dallas, TX.

1994
Fuller, Edward J., & Young, Michelle D. (1994, October). Trust broker: The role of the principal in urban school reform. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Philadelphia, PA.

Scheurich, James J., & Fuller, Edward J. (1994, October). Reforming science teaching and learning: Is systemic reform the answer? Lessons from the field. Presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Philadelphia, PA.

Fuller, Edward J. (1994). Trust as the basis of urban school reform. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

1993
Fuller, Edward J. (1993, October). Scrap drives, vocational course, and patriotic songs: Dallas schools for negroes support World War II. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society. Chicago, Il.

Publications

Fuller, Edward J. (2005). High school teachers in Texas: Demographics, quality, and turnover. Texas Lyceum.

Fuller, Edward J., & Johnson, Joseph, Jr. (2004). Can state accountability systems drive improvements in school performance for children of color and children from low-income homes? In Skrla, Linda, & Scheurich, James Joseph (Eds.), Educational equity and accountability. New York: Routledge.

Treisman, Philip Uri, & Fuller, Edward J. (2001, May). Comment on "Searching for indirect effects of state-wide reforms.” Commentary in Brookings Papers on Education Policy 2001. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Fuller, Edward J., & Johnson, Joseph, Jr. (2001, May). Can state accountability systems drive improvements in school performance for children of color and children from low-income homes? Education and Urban Society, 33(3), 260-283.

Johnson, Joe, Treisman, Uri, & Fuller, Edward J. (2000, December). Testing in Texas. The School Administrator, 57(11), 20-27.

Scheurich, James J., & Fuller, Edward J. (1995, Winter) Reforming science teaching and learning: Is systemic reform the answer? Cautions from the field. Theory Into Practice.

Fuller, Edward J. (1994, Spring). Scrap drives, vocational course, and patriotic songs: Dallas schools for negroes support World War II. Journal of the Midwest History of Education Society.

Monographs

Fuller, Edward J. (2006). Teacher recruitment and retention task force report. Austin, TX: Austin Independent School District.

Fuller, Edward J., Reyes, Pedro, & Phillips, Joy C. (2005). Year 2 evaluation of Houston Schools for a New Society high school restructuring. Austin: The University of Texas.

Fuller, Edward J., Reyes, Pedro, & Phillips, Joy C. (2005). Year 1 evaluation of Houston Schools for a New Society high school restructuring. Austin: The University of Texas.

Fuller, Edward J. (2005). Teacher recruitment and retention task force report. Austin, TX: Austin Independent School District.

Fuller, Edward J. (2003). Distribution of teacher quality in Texas. Austin, TX: State Board for Education Certification.

Fuller, Edward J. (2003). Estimates of the shortage of teachers in Texas. Austin, TX: State Board for Education Certification.

Fuller, Edward J. (2003). Elements of the demand for teachers in Texas: 2003. Austin, TX: State Board for Education Certification.

Fuller, Edward J. (2002). Elements of the demand for teachers in Texas: 2002. Austin, TX: State Board for Education Certification.

Fuller, Edward J., Picucci, Ali Callicoate, Collins, James W., & Swann, Philip. (2001). An analysis of laboratory safety in Texas. Austin: The University of Texas, Charles A. Dana Research Center.

Fuller, Edward J, Picucci, Ali Callicoate, & Isaacs, Mary Ellen. (2001). AmeriCorps for Community Engagement and Education: Evaluation for 1999-2000. Austin: The University of Texas, Charles A. Dana Research Center.

Fuller, Edward J., Hill, David, & Swann, Phillip. (1998, December). 1998 Texas SSI performance effectiveness review. Austin: The University of Texas, Charles A. Dana Center.

Fuller, Edward J., & Seeley, Cathy (1998, Fall). Moving towards world class: Maintaining the momentum of fifteen years of mathematics and science reform in Texas and the U.S. Austin: The University of Texas, Charles A. Dana Center.

Fuller, Edward J., Hill, David, & Swann, Phillip. (1998, May). 1998 Texas SSI annual report. Austin: The University of Texas, Charles A. Dana Center.

Fuller, Edward J., Hill, David, & Swann, Phillip. (1997, December). 1997 Texas SSI performance effectiveness review. Austin: The University of Texas, Charles A. Dana Center.

Reyes, Pedro, & Fuller, Edward J. (1995). The effects of selected elements of community on secondary mathematics achievement. Madison: University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Center for Research, Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools.

Fuller, Edward J. (1994). Trust as the basis for urban school reform and as an explanation of the variability in involuntary minority academic achievement. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 376 245)

Other Research

See www.sbec.state.tx.us/SBECOnline/reprtdatarsrch/rptspdf.asp for graphics of analyses conducted as Codirector of Research at the State Board for Educator Certification.

 

edfuller@mail.utexas.edu