Profile: Bryan A. VanGronigen
Bryan A. VanGronigen is Assistant Professor of Education specializing in educational leadership in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. Taking a mixed methods approach, his research focuses on organizational resilience and change management in PK-12 schools, school leadership teams, market-based reforms in PK-12 education, and educational leaders’ judgment and decision making processes. Within these three areas, he is currently engaged in work examining efforts to turn around underperforming schools, the role and influence of third-party service vendors in PK-12 education, school improvement planning, and how educators interpret and implement policy directives. His work has been published by the American Journal of Education, Educational Policy, Planning and Changing, Urban Education, and the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd. Bryan holds a Ph.D. in K-12 education administration and supervision from the University of Virginia, an M.Ed. in higher education education, and a B.S.Ed. in secondary social studies education. Prior to coming to Delaware, Bryan was a teacher, department chair, and school leadership team member, and a graduate research assistant to the University Council for Educational Administration.