|Dr. Eugene C. Schaffer is Professor of Education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and chair of the department. He served as member of the faculties at Valparaiso University, The University of North Carolina Charlotte, National Kaohsiung Normal University (Taiwan), and Tokyo University and as Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC).He also serves as Associate Director, University System of Maryland Center for Applications and Innovations Research in Education (CAIRE) at Towson University. CAIRE designs, conducts and report on progress in meeting goal, objectives through completion of 54 state and over 100 school districts projects for the State of Maryland Race To The Top $250,000,000 grant. USM teams partner with Maryland State Department of Education and Local Education Agencies designees to align initiatives and assessments and broaden and deepen Maryland’s evaluation capacity locally, regionally and statewide. The Associate Director serves as a member of the executive team and designs and directs many of the evaluations of academic programs.Dr. Schaffer’s current research includes a school reform and classroom behavior, and an experimental study of at-risk schools. His research interests include international education, classroom interaction, school effectiveness research and the study of students placed at-risk. He has co-authored two books, a monograph, 6 book chapters and over 40 refereed journal articles as well as numerous research reports and conference papers. Recent publications include:
Schaffer, E., Stringfield, S., Reynolds, D., & Schaffer, J. (2013). Opportunity and Justice: Building a valuable and sustainable educational experience for disenfranchised and disengaged youth. Power and Education, 5 (1), 52-63.
Stringfield, S. Reynolds D. & Schaffer, E., (2012). Creating and Sustaining Secondary Schools’ Success: Sandfields, Cwmtawe, and the Neath-Port Talbot Local Authority’s High Reliability Schools Reform. Phi Delta Kappen. 94 (1) 45-50.
Schaffer, E., Stringfield, S., & Reynolds, D., (2012). Sustaining Turnaround at the School and District Levels: The High Reliability Schools Project at Sandfields Secondary School. Journal of Education for Students Place at Risk, 17. 108-127.
Stringfield, S., Reynolds, D., & Schaffer, E. (2011). Toward high reliable, high-quality public schooling. Noteworthy Perspectives. Denver, Co: McREL.
Schaffer, E., Devlin-Scherer, R. & Stringfield, S. (2007) The Evolving Role of Teachers in Effective Schools. In Townsend, T.(ed)., The International Handbook on School Effectiveness and Improvement. (pp. 727 – 750).
Lasky, S., Schaffer, E., & Hopkins, T. (2007) Learning to Think and Talk from Evidence: Developing System-wide Capacity for Learning Conversations. In Earl,L., & Timperley, H. Using conservations to Make Sense of Evidence: Possibilities and Pitfalls. Springer. (pp. 118-134).