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Lenford Sutton
Biographical Information

Lenford C. Sutton Sr. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University, where he has held an academic appointment for the last four years. Dr. Sutton’s research interests are focused on issues related to education funding, the privatization of public schools, the fiscal effects of educational reform, school desegregation, and education finance litigation. The results of his research have been published in a variety of journals, including Educational Considerations, International Journal of Education Reform and the Journal of Education Finance. He was selected as a Distinguished Research & Practice Fellow in 2014 by the National Education Finance Academy, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Education Finance, Board of Directors of the Education Law Association, and Board of Trustees for the National Education Finance Academy.

Distinctions at UCEA
2015-2016 PSR
Illinois State University