Profile: William Black
The University of Texas at Austin. Department of Educational Administration: Educational Policy and Planning. Doctor of Philosophy, December 2004. Concentration in Anthropology and Public Policy.
The University of Texas at Austin. Department of Educational Administration: Foundations of Educational Administration. Masters of Education, December 1998.
The University of Texas at Austin. Institute of Latin American Studies. Masters coursework, 1989 to 1992.
Duke University. Comparative Area Studies and Anthropology. Bachelors of Arts, May 1986.
Educational Leadership Preparation
I investigate educational leadership program characteristics and graduate outcomes, strive to develop collaborative means to evaluate university-based leadership preparation, and conceptualize preparation for inclusive and equitable educational leadership practice.
Policy Implementation and Leadership
I examine ways in which educational policies are articulated and implemented in schools. I am interested in how values, ideologies, assumptions, and power are revealed in policy language, development processes, and implementation dynamics. I particularly focus on critical analysis of educational policies and leadership practices that effect English Language Learners and students identified with disabilities.