Mary M. Kennedy
Resume


Education

B.S.   1968 Michigan State University, Psychology
M.A. 1971 Michigan State University, Educational Psychology
PhD  1973 Michigan State University, Educational Psychology

Recognitions

  • Fellow, American Educational Research Association, 2011
  • Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education: American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, 2005.
  • Recognition from the American Educational Research Association for Outstanding Participation in Reviewing Journal Submissions, 2005
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences , National Research Council Committee on Assessment and Teacher Quality, 1999-2001
  • Vice President overseeing the Division on Teaching and Teacher Education, American Educational Research Association, 1994 - 1996
  • Member, Teacher Programs Council, Educational Testing Service, 1993 - 1996
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, 1993 - 1999
  • Advisor to Ministry of Education, Thailand, 1991; Ministry of Education, Norway, 1993; Ministry of Education, Finland, 1995; World Bank, 1999
  • Distinguished Research Award: Association of Teacher Educators, 1991
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Learned Article: Educational Press Association of America , 1991
  • Excellence in Professional Writing on Teacher Education: American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, 1989
  • Outstanding Review of Research Article: American Educational Research Association 1989

Grant Awards

  • 1986-1991 National Center for Research on Teacher Education, US Department of Education OERI, roughly $6 million
  • 1991-1996: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. US Dept of Education OERI, roughly $7 million.
  • 1998-2001: The Power of Reform Ideas to Guide Teaching. Pew Charitable Trusts, $329,000.
  • 2001-2003: Teacher Qualifications and the Quality of Teaching. US Dept of Education OERI, $815,150.
  • 2003-2006: Causal Inference in Instructional Workforce Research. National Science Foundation Research, Evaluation and Communication Program, $1,031,086.
  • 2006-2008 Small Alternatives to Big Reform National Science Foundation, Teacher Professional Continuum Program. $159,887.

Employment History

1996- 2013: PROFESSOR, Michigan StateUniversity College of Education.

1993-1996: PROFESSOR, Michigan State University, and DIRECTOR, Institute for Research. The Institute supports and facilitates research for all faculty in the College of Education.

1986-1993: PROFESSOR, Michigan State University, and DIRECTOR, National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. The Center's budget ran between $1 and 1.5 million per year and supported roughly 15 faculty and 20 graduate research assistants.

1984-1986: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, National Institute of Education and DIRECTOR, National Assessment of Chapter 1. The NAC-1 was mandated by the U.S. Congress and designed to contribute to the 1987 re-authorization of Chapter 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

1982-1984: DIRECTOR, Bureau of Planning, Research, Evaluation and Dissemination, Pennsylvania Department of Education.

1979-1982: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, The Huron Institute, Cambridge, MA., and DIRECTOR, Study of School District Uses of Evaluation and Test Information.

1977-1979: BRANCH CHIEF, U. S. Office of Education. Designed a national evaluation of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, submitted the first two reports to Congress.

1973-1976: EVALUATOR, Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation, U. S. Office of Education. Oversaw the data analysis for the evaluation of the Follow Through Program.

1974-1975: ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, University of Maryland, College Park. Taught senior-level course in child development for the Psychology Department.

Publications and Other Products

Books

Kennedy, M. M. (ed.) (1991). Teaching Academic Subjects to Diverse Learners. New York: Teachers College Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (1998) Learning to teach Writing: Does Teacher Education make a Difference? New York: Teacher College Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (2005) Inside Teaching: How Classroom Life Undermines Reform. Harvard University Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (ed) (2010) Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality: A Handbook.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass.


Web Sites

Mary M. Kennedy. This is my professional web site with resume, studies and publications
https://www.msu.edu/user/mkennedy/publications

Teacher Qualifications and the Quality of Teaching.  (This site is defunct now. It provided a searchable data base of studies examining the relevance of teachers qualifications (courses, credentials, grades, test scores, etc) to some indicator of the quality of their teaching practice (test scores, observed practice).
https://www.msu.edu/user/mkennedy/TQQT/

Digital Advisor.  A survival guide for doctoral students in Teacher Education
http://ed-web3.educ.msu.edu/digitaladvisor/


Articles

Kennedy, M. M. (1977). The Follow Through Program. Curriculum Inquiry, 7(3), 183-208.

Kennedy, M. M. (1978). Findings from the follow through planned variation study. Educational Researcher, 7(6), 3-11.

Kennedy, M. M. (1979). Generalizing from single case studies. Evaluation Quarterly, 3, 661-678.

Kennedy, M. M. (1980). Test scores and individual rights. In R. Jaeger and W. Russell (Eds.), Minimum competency achievement testing: Motives, models, measures and consequences (pp. 189-200). New York: McCutchan.

Kennedy, M. M. (1981). Assumptions and estimates of evaluation utility. Educational Researcher, 10(10), 6-9, 26.

Kennedy, M. M. and McDaniels, G. L. (1982). Informing policy makers about programs for handicapped children. In J. Travers and R. Light (Eds.), Learning from experience: Evaluating early childhood demonstration programs (pp. 163-186). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (1982). The role of experiments in improving education. In C. B. Aslanian (Ed.), Improving educational evaluation methods. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Kennedy, M. M. (1983). The role of the in-house evaluator. Evaluation Review, 7, 519-541.

Kennedy, M. M. (1983). Working knowledge. Knowledge: Creation, diffusion, utilization, 5, 193-211.

Kennedy, M. M. (1984). The problem of defining the problem. Evaluation Review, 8, 713-725.

Kennedy, M. M. (1984). How evidence alters understanding and decisions. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 6(3), 207-226.

Kennedy, M. M. (1984). Assessing the validity of qualitative data. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 6(4), 367-377.

Kennedy, M. M. (1985). Teacher reactions to use of tests for accountability. In D. U. Levine (Ed.), Improving student achievement through mastery learning programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Kennedy, M. M. (1987). Inexact sciences: Professional education and the development of expertise. In E. Z. Rothkopf (Ed.), Review of research in education (Vol. 14, pp. 133-167). WashingtonDC: American Educational Research Association.

Birman, B. F. and Kennedy, M. M. (1989). The politics of the national assessment of chapter 1. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 8(4), 613-632.

Kennedy, M. M. (1989). Response: Studying smoking behavior to learn about dissemination. Knowledge: Creation, diffusion, utilization, 11(1), 107-115.

Kennedy, M. M. (1990). Choosing a goal for professional education. In Houston, W. R., Haberman, M., and Sikula, J. (Eds.), Handbook of research on teacher education (pp. 813-825). New York: Macmillan.

Kennedy, M. M. (1991). Establishing professional schools for teachers. In M. Levin (Ed.), Professional practice schools (pp. 63-80). New York: Teachers College Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (1992). The problem of improving teacher quality while balancing supply and demand. In D. Gilford and E. Boe (Eds.), Teacher supply, demand, and quality (pp. 65-108). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Kennedy, M. M. and Barnes, H. (1994). Implications of cognitive science for teacher education. In C. Collins and J. Margieri (Eds.), Creating powerful thinking in teachers and students (pp. 195-212). New York: Harcourt Brace.

Kennedy, M. M. (1995). Research genres in teacher education. In F. Murray (Ed.), Knowledge base in teacher education (pgs 120-152). Washington, D.C.: McGraw Hill.

Kennedy, M. M. (1997). How teachers connect research and practice. Midwestern Educational Researcher, 10(1), 25-29.

Kennedy, M. M. (1997). The connection between research and practice. Educational Researcher, 26(7), 4-12.

Kennedy, M. M. (1998) Educational reform and subject matter knowledge. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 35(3), 249-263.

Kennedy, M. M. (1999) The problem of evidence in teacher education. In Roth, R. (Ed). The Role of the University in the Preparation of Teachers (pgs 87-107). London: Falmer Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (1999) Infusing education decision-making with research. In Cizek, G. (Ed.). Handbook of Education Policy (pp 53-79). San Diego: Academic Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (1999) Ed schools and the problem of knowledge. In J. Raths, and A. McAninch (Eds) What counts as Knowledge in Teaching? (pgs 29-45) Stamford, CA: Ablex.

Kennedy, M. M. (1999) The role of preservice teacher education. In Darling-Hammond. L. and Sykes, G. (Eds.) Teaching as the Learning Profession: Handbook of Teaching and Policy (pgs 54-86). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Kennedy, M. M. (1999) Approximations to Indicators of Complex Student Learning. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 21(4) 345-363.

Kennedy, M. M. (1999). A test of some common contentions about educational research. American Educational Research Journal, 36 (3), 511-541.

Kennedy, M. M. (2000) Learning to teach in a different culture. Teachers and Teaching: Theory into Practice, 6(1), 75-100.

Kennedy, M. M. (2001) Incentives for scholarship in education programs. In Tierney, W. G. (ed.) Faculty work in schools of education: Rethinking roles and rewards for the twenty-first century (pp 29-58). Albany NY: State University of New York Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (2002) Knowledge and Teaching. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 8(3/4), 355-370.

Kennedy, M. M. (2004) Reform Ideals and Teachers' Practical Intentions. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12(13). Retrieved [Date] from http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v12n13/.

Kennedy, M. M. (2006) Knowledge and vision in teaching. Journal of Teacher Education, 57(1) 1-7.

Beach, K. D., Becker, B. J. and Kennedy, M. M. (2006) Constructing Conclusions. In C. F. Conrad and R. C. Serlin (Eds) The Sage Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.

Kennedy, M. M. (2007)  Defining a Literature.  Educational Researcher, 36(3) 139-147.

Kennedy, M. M., S. Ahn and J. Choi (2008) The value added by teacher education. In M. Cochran-Smith, S. Feiman-Nemser, and J. McIntyre (Editors). Handbook of Research on Teacher Education: Enduring Issues in Changing Contexts (3rd edition, pg 1249-1273) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Kennedy, M. M. (2008)  Contributions of qualitative research to research on teacher qualifications.  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 30(4), 344-367.

Kennedy, M. M. (2009) Against Boldness. Journal of Teacher Education, 61(1-2), 16-20.

Kennedy, M. M. (2010) Approaches to Annual Performance Assessment. In Kennedy, M. M. Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality. San francisco: Jossey Bass.

Kennedy, M. M. (2010) Introduction: The Uncertain Relationship between Teacher Assessment and Teacher Quality. In Kennedy, M. M. Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality. San francisco: Jossey Bass.

Sykes, G., T. Bird, & M. Kennedy (2010) Teacher Education: Its problems and some prospects. Journal of Teacher Education, 61 (5), 464-476.

Kennedy, M. M. (2010) Attribution error and the quest for teacher quality. Educational Researcher, 39(8), 591-598.

Beach, K. D., Becker, B. J. and Kennedy, M. M. (2011) Constructing Conclusions. In C. F. Conrad and R. C. Serlin (Eds) The Sage Handbook for Research in Education: Pursuing Ideas as the Keystone of Exemplary Inquiry (pgs 281-298). Thousand Oaks CA : Sage.

Kennedy, M. M. (2016) Parsing teaching practice. Journal of Teacher Education, 67(1) 6-16.

Kennedy, M. M. (in press) How Does Professional Development Improve Teaching? Review of Educational Research.


Encyclopedia Entries

Kennedy, M. M. (1988). Disadvantaged students. In R. A. Gorton, G. T. Schneider, and J. C. Fisher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of school administration and supervision, (pp. 94-95). New York: Oryx Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (1988). Compensatory education. In R. A. Gorton, G. T. Schneider and J. C. Fisher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of school administration and supervision, (pp. 68-69). New York: Oryx Press.

Kennedy, M. M. (2008) Teachers Thinking about their practice.  In T. Good (ed) 21st Century Education: A reference Handbook (v 1, pg 21-28). Thousand Oaks CA:  Sage.


Book Reviews

Kennedy, M. M. (1978). Single subject research: Strategies for evaluating change. The Journal for Educational Research, 71(6), 354-355.

Kennedy, M. M. (1979). Research and development and school change. The Journal for Educational Research, 72(4), 237-238.

Kennedy, M. M. (1989). The knowledge base for beginning teachers. Maynard C. Reynolds, Editor. Journal of Teacher Education, 40(6) 53-57. [Book Review]

Kennedy, M. M. (1999). Teaching in America: The Slow Revolution. By Gerald Grant and Christine Murray. (Book Review). American Journal of Education, 7(3), 248-251.


Public Service Articles

Kennedy, M. M. (1978). Developing an evaluation plan for Public Law 94-142. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 1(2), 19-38.

Kennedy, M. M. and Danielson, L. (1978). Where are unserved handicapped children? Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, 13(4), 408-413.

Kennedy, M. M. (1978). Evaluation and governance of Public Law 94-142. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on Measurement and Evaluation, Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County School System.

Kennedy, M. M. (1988). Empowering Teachers to Teach. Detroit News, October 21. (Guest Editorial Column).

Feiman-Nemser, S., Kennedy, M. M., Floden, R. and McDiarmid, G. W. (1988-89). The National Center for Research on Teacher Education. The Journal, 3(11), 42-46.

Kennedy, M. M. (1998) Form and Substance in Inservice teacher education. University of Wisconsin National Institute for Science Education.

Kennedy, M. M. (2006) From teacher qualifications to teaching quality. Educational Leadership, 63(6), 14-19.

Kennedy, M. M. (2008).  Sorting out Teacher Quality.  Phi Delta Kappan, 90(1), 59-63. 

Kennedy, M. M. (2009) Solutions are the problem in Education. Education Week, July 28 (37), Commentary page.

Kennedy, M. M. (2010) The problem with solutions. Iowa Council for the Social Studies Journal, 23(1) 7-11.


Selected Reports

Kennedy, M. M. (1979). Progress Toward a Free Appropriate Public Education: An interim report to Congress on the Implementation of Public Law 94-142: The Education of all Handicapped Children Act. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Kennedy, M. M. (1983). Uses of tests in school districts. In L. M. Rudner (Ed.), Testing in the classroom: Proceedings of the NIE Invitational Conference on Test Use. Washington, DC: National Institute of Education.

Kennedy, M. M., Jung, R. K., and Orland, M. E. (1986). Poverty, achievement and the distribution of compensatory education services. An interim report from the National Assessment of Chapter 1, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U. S. Department of Education, January.

Kennedy, M. M., Birman, B. F., and Demaline, R. E. (1986). The effectiveness of Chapter 1 services. Second Interim Report from the National Assessment of Chapter 1, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, July.

Kennedy, M. M. (1977)  An evaluation plan for Public Law 94-142.  U. S. Department of Health, education and Welfare.

Kennedy, M. M. (1990) Trends and Issues in Subject Matter Knowledge. Washington DC : ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Kennedy, M. M. (1991). An agenda for research on teacher learning (Special Report, Spring, 1991). East Lansing: Michigan State University, National Center for Research on Teacher Learning.

Kennedy, M. M., Ball, D. L., and McDiarmid, G. W. (1993). A study package for examining and tracking changes in teachers' knowledge (Technical Series, 93-1). East Lansing: Michigan State University, National Center for Research on Teacher Learning.

Buchberger, M., DeCorte, F., Groombridge, B., and Kennedy, M. M. (1994). Educational studies and teacher education in Finnish universities. A Commentary by an International Review Team. Ministry of Education.

Kennedy, M. M. (1999) Form and Substance in Inservice Mathematics and Science Programs. National Institute for Science Education, University of Wisconsin.

Kennedy, M. M. (2004) Examining teacher quality. In F. Lester Jr and J. Ferrini-Mundy (eds).   Proceedings of the NCTM Research Catalyst Conference. Washington DC: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Kennedy, M (2011)  Data Use: Productive Improvement or Panacea? Working Paper # 16, Education Policy Center, Michigan State University.


Invited Presentations

Kennedy, M. M. (1981, February). Three phases of Follow Through: An analysis of yield. Invited Address, National Institute of Education Invitational Conference on Project Follow Through, AustinTX.

Kennedy, M. M. (1985, April). The National Assessment of Chapter 1. Invited address, Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Kennedy, M. M. (1989, March). Federally funded research centers as links between research and practice. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Kennedy, M. M. (1991, February). Forms and Functions of Research on Teacher Education. Invited Address, annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, New Orleans.

Kennedy, M. M. (1992) Research Genres in Teacher Education. Invited address, International symposium on teacher education: A comparative perspective, Taipei, Taiwan

Kennedy, M. M. (1992, January). On the concept of expertise. Invited address, Norwegian Research Council National Conference on Improving Norwegian National Capacity, Oslo, Norway.

Kennedy, M. M. (1996, April) Some common contentions about educational research. Vice Presidential Address, American Educational Research Association, New York.

Kennedy, M. M. (1996, October). How Teachers Respond to Research. Invited Address, Midwestern Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Kennedy, M. M. (2009) Can research help schools? Why are there doubts? Keynote Address, New England Educational Research Association, Hartford CT

Kennedy, M. M. (2009) Finding knowledge in teaching. Invited address, Mid-Atlantic Center for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, College Park MD