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I am currently an Associate Professor and have been an educator for 37 years, 27 of those in higher education, and 12 as an administrator. I teach courses focused on the application of action research to promote educator empowerment, school improvement, and job-embedded professional development, and also teach research methods, statistical analyses, and educational assessment methods. I have served as the research methodology expert on more than 100 doctoral dissertations and Masters theses.

I am the author of 28 books, 9 invited book chapters, 24 refereed journal articles, and 3 novels. I have presented more than 40 research papers at professional meetings, and have consulted with numerous schools, districts, and universities on classroom-based action research and on the broad topic of classroom assessment.

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Craig A. Mertler