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Dr. Patrick Wolf, 21st Century Endowed Chair in School Choice, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas

Dr. Patrick J. Wolf is Professor and 21st Century Endowed Chair in School Choice in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. 

Previously he taught at Georgetown and Columbia University.  As principal investigator of the School Choice Demonstration Project he led the impact evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program through a contract with the U.S. Department of Education and is overseeing a national research team conducting an independent longitudinal multi-method evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. 

Dr. Wolf's research has been supported by 34 research grants and contracts totaling more than $12 million.  He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited three books, 37 policy reports, and 37 journal articles and book chapters on school choice, civic values, special education, public management, and campaign finance.  His 1997 article on Reinventing Government won the national “Best Article Award” of the Academy of Management, Division on Public and Nonprofit Management.  He received the Significant Research Award of the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions in 2011. 

A 1987 graduate of the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), he received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 1995.

PowerPoint Presentation given November 15, 2011.

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