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Assistant Professor
Education & Social Services
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:school reform, school finance, organizational leadership, community planning
Biography:Killeen teaches courses on organizational leadership, theory, and change, public school finance as well as community planning methods. A former public school teacher, he has also served as a school- planning consultant to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Department of Planning in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1998 to 1999. His research interests focus on how public school districts receive and translate state mandated policy, particularly as they concern teacher professional development. With interests in school and school district reform, he is currently engaged in related studies in New York, California, Washington, North Carolina and Vermont. Recent publications appear in the Journal of Educational Policy, Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Education Policy Analysis Archives.