Professor of Leadership, Research, and Foundations
College of Education
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Dr. Carpenter serves as professor of educational leadership at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. His research interests include educational and public policy and executive leadership. Prior to service at UCCS, Dr. Carpenter worked as a policy analyst, principal, and teacher.
His work has been featured in academic venues such as Urban Studies, Economic Development Quarterly, Regulation and Governance, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Independent Review, Journal of Advanced Academics, Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Journal of Education Finance, Assessment for Effective Intervention, Peabody Journal of Education, Journal of Special Education, The Forum, Education and Urban Society, Journal of School Choice, and Leadership and magazines, such as Regulation, Phi Delta Kappan and the American School Board Journal. Moreover, the results of his research are used by state education officials in accountability reporting, have been influential in crafting policy in state legislatures, and cited in briefs to various state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Dr. Carpenter has served as an expert witness in several federal lawsuits and has been quoted in newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dallas Morning News, Miami Herald, Baltimore Sun, Education Week, and the Washington Times, among others.
Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Innovation
University of Colorado - 2001
M.A., Educational Leadership
University of Colorado - 1997
B.A., Music Education
University of Colorado - 1991
Intermediate Quantitative Research and Statistics
Students learn and apply advanced methods of analyzing data with an emphasis on the use and interpretation of descriptive and inferential techniques. Topics covered include multiple regression, Factor Analysis, HLM, and selected statistical programs.
Doctoral Research Laboratory in Leadership
Students participate in laboratories organized by professors to engage students in ongoing research projects, being challenged to extend and apply knowledge and skills developed in coursework as they partner with professors as researchers. Laboratories enable students to demonstrate required skills and knowledge, achieve program goals, and demonstrate progress toward candidacy.
Masters Research Lab
This course is designed to assist students in the development of technical skills in the areas of tests and measurements, technology, and research necessary for successful leadership in schools.