Associate Professor / Associate Dean for Graduate and Non-Degree Programming

Dr. Killeen is a former special education teacher from Louisiana and participant in the Teach For America national teacher corps. His recent publications appear in the Journal of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Education and Urban Society, Peabody Journal of Education, and the Journal of Education Finance. As well, he has published reports on New York State's school district reform for the Brookings Institution and the Education Finance Research Consortium.

His current research interests focus upon highly transient or mobile school children, with research projects underway in Minnesota, New York State and Vermont. Dr. Killeen holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education and a M.R.P. in Regional Planning from Cornell University.

Publications

Killeen, K.M. & Downes, T. (2016) Is there such a thing as alternative local revenues in US Public Education. School Business Affairs Magazine. Volume 82, Number 8. Association of School Business Officials International.

Downes, T. & Killeen, K.M. (2014) So slow to change: The limited use of fees in public education finance, 1991-2010. Education Finance and Policy Journal.

Killeen, K. M, & Schafft, K.(2014) The Organizational and Fiscal Implications of Transient Student Populations. Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy (2014), Helen Ladd and Peg Goertz (eds.).

Brewer, D, Killeen, K.M., & Welsh, R.O. (2013). The Role of Politics and Governance in Educational Accountability Systems. Education Finance and Policy Journal.

Killeen, K.M. (2012). Educational productivity and opportunities to learn: An overview of concepts and discussion points. James M. Jeffords Center Issue Brief. Volume 2 (1). 4 Pages.

Schafft, K.A., Killeen, K., & Morrissey, J. (2010). The challenges of student transiency for US rural schools and communities in the era of No Child Left Behind.  In Jackson, A. & Schafft, K.A. (Eds.), Rural education for the twenty-first century: Identity, place, and community in a globalizing world.  University Park, PA: Penn State University Press (Rural Studies Series).

Killeen, K.M. & Goodrich, W. (2009). Woodbury School and Town Governance. Vermont School Boards Association. 75 Pages.

Killeen, K. M. & Brewer, D. (2009). Organizing Effective Education Accountability: The Case of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Business Education Coalition. 65 Pages. (Available at http://www.obecinfo.com/downloads/OKEdAccountabilityReportFinal.pdf)

Killeen, K.M. & Schafft, K.A. (2009). Addressing the moving target: New research on student mobility among Upstate New York schools. New York State Rural Schools Association Quarterly Newsletter. (Available at http://www.rsa.cornell.edu/)

Killeen, K. M, & Schafft, K. (2008).  The Organizational and Fiscal Implicationsof Transient Student Populations. Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, Helen Ladd and Ted Fiske (eds.).

Eom, T.H & Killeen, K.M. (2007) Reconciling State Aid and Property Tax Relief for Urban Schools: Birthing a New STAR in New York State. Education and Urban Society.

Book Chapters

Killeen, K. M, & Schafft, K.(2014) The Organizational and Fiscal Implications of Transient Student Populations. Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy (2014), Helen Ladd and Peg Goertz (eds.).

Schafft, K.A., Killeen, K., & Morrissey, J. (2010). The challenges of student transiency for US rural schools and communities in the era of No Child Left Behind. In Jackson, A. & Schafft, K.A. (Eds.), Rural education for the twenty-first century: Identity, place, and community in a globalizing world. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press (Rural Studies Series).

Killeen, K. M, & Schafft, K. (2008). The Organizational and Fiscal Implications of Transient Student Populations. Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, Helen Ladd and Ted Fiske (eds.).

Killeen, K.M. (2006). Infrastructure of Organizations. Diane McDaniel and Yvette Pollastrini (eds.). Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Plecki, M., Monk, D.H., & Killeen, K.M. (2003). Examining Investments in Teacher Professional Development: A Look at Current Practice and a Proposal for Improving the Research Base. Monk, David and Plecki, Marge (eds.). American Education Finance Yearbook, School Finance and Teacher Quality: Exploring the Connections. (Authors ordered by contribution).

Killeen, K. M., Monk, D.H., & Plecki, M. (2002). Using National Data to Assess Local School District Spending on Professional Development. U.S. Department of Education.

National Center for Education Statistics. Selected Papers in School Finance, 1999-2000, by Fowler, William J. Jr. Washington: DC. (Authors ordered by contribution).

Awards and Recognition

2012 Jackie M. Gribbons Award for Outstanding Service

2003 Stafford Scholar, National Institute for Leadership, Disability and Students Placed at Risk, College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont

2000 National Center for Education Statistics, New Scholar Award

1999 David C. Clark Fellow, AERA/University Council of Educational Administration

1998 Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Use Policy, Cambridge, MA

1997 Fellow, Clarence Stein Institute for Urban Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Associations and Affiliations

American Education Finance Association
Sociology of Education Association

Kieran Killeen

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Educational finance
  • Educational policy
  • Leadership
  • Research methods
  • Rural studies
  • Student mobility

Education

  • Ph.D. in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education from Cornell University
  • M.S. in Education from Cornell University

Contact

Phone:
  • 802-656-3250
Office Location:

Waterman 309