College of Education

Grant Clayton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning

College of Education

Work : 719-255-3433
gclayto2@uccs.edu

Dr. Clayton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He brings an extensive background in K-12 schools prior to joining UCCS. His research interests include education policy, post-secondary readiness, teacher preparation, curricular innovations, the teaching and learning cycle, and causal methods.

Education

Ph.D. University of Colorado Colorado Springs

M.A. University of Denver

B.A University of Texas

Teaching

CURR 4800/5800 School, Society, and Diversity

LEAD 5700 Introduction to Research and Statistics

SPED 5090 Applied Research Project

TED 4790 Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation

Selected Publications

Non-Refereed

    • Winters, M. A., Carpenter, D. M., & Clayton, G. (2015). Heading for the Exits: Comparing Characteristics of Leavers from Charter Schools to Traditional Public Schools in Denver Public Schools. Colorado Springs, CO: Center for the Study of Government and the Individual.
    • Winters, M. A., Carpenter, D. M., & Clayton, G. (2015). Choices, Choices: Determining Significant Predictors of Choosing a School and Choosing Charters in Denver’s Universal School Enrollment Program. Colorado Springs, CO: Center for the Study of Government and the Individual.

Conference Proceedings

    • Clayton, G., Winters, M.A., Ecks, G.B. (April, 2016). What if they don’t come? Early evidence from the opt-out movement. Schools Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, Denver, CO
    • Carpenter, D. M., Winters, M.A., & Clayton, G. (April, 2016). Choosing charter schools in Denver. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Washington DC.
    • Carpenter, D. M., Winters, M.A., & Clayton, G. (April, 2016). Participation in the Denver Public Schools common enrollment system. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of The Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
    • Clayton, G., Erjavec, P. (November, 2015). Transfer student production from Colorado community colleges: The effect of math remediation. The annual meeting of the Association for Higher Education, Denver, CO.
    • Clayton, G., Anderson-Pence, K.L., & Kaka, S. (October, 2015). Using Video- Based Coaching with Pre-Service Teachers. New Perspectives in Mentoring, Albuquerque, NM.
    • Clayton, G., & Clayton, C. D. (July, 2015). The next ACT: Using ACT for writing placement Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Boise, ID
    • Clayton, G. & McGuire, P. (May, 2015). The CAEP crusaders: Navigating the accreditation waters as a UTeach replication site. UTeach Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
    • Clayton, G., Winters, M. A., & Carpenter, D. M. (April, 2015). Pushed out? Who leaves and who stays: Characteristics of Students Exiting Charter Schools Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, Washington DC
    • Clayton, G., & Clayton, C. D. (April, 2014). An investigation into the effects of the Colorado Concurrent Enrollment statute. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Clayton, G., & Clayton, C. D. (March, 2014). A regression discontinuity study of the effect of post-secondary writing remediation at a land-grant university. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, San Antonio, TX.
    • Clayton, G., & Clayton, C. D. (Oct, 2013). An investigation into advanced English course placement using ACT scores. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research, Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Harmon, C., Jirous, J., Khaliqi, D., & Clayton, G. (July, 2013). The effect of career and technical education participation on postsecondary success. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education, Pueblo, CO.
    • Clayton, G. (April, 2013). The experiences of female, first-year, secondary school administrators in at-risk schools. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
    • Martinez, S. L. M., Hernandez, N., Clayton, G., & Elsey, S. (April, 2013).The role of faculty in diversity and inclusiveness efforts: Results of a campus inclusiveness survey. Paper presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Organizations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)

Volunteer and Service

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of Human Subjects
  • Member Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Board
  • Member Assessment and Accreditation Committee, Member
 
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