Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education in Leadership, Policy & Organizations - Vanderbilt University

Gary T. Henry holds the Patricia and H. Rodes Hart Chair and position of Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organization, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. He also Co-Directs the ExpERT Pre-Doctoral Fellows program within Peabody College.  Professor Henry teaches a doctoral course on Causal Inference and a course on Evaluation at Vanderbilt.  He formerly held the Duncan MacRae ’09 and Rebecca Kyle MacRae Distinguished Professorship of Public Policy in the Department of Public Policy and directed the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina at UNC–Chapel Hill.  Henry is a Fellow with the Frank Porter Graham Institute for Child Development, and research professor in the Department of Public Policy at UNC–Chapel Hill. Henry specializes in education policy, educational evaluation, teacher quality research, and quantitative research methods. He has published extensively in top journals such as Science, Educational Researcher, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Journal of Teacher Education, Education Finance and Policy, and Evaluation Review.   Dr. Henry served as a principal member of the Standing Committee for Systemic Reform, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education and has served on numerous advisory boards and as a consultant for several states on evaluations and longitudinal databases.