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Div Ed Ldrshp & Innov/Tempe
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Bio

David R. Garcia

Associate Professor,

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College,

Arizona State University

david.garcia@asu.edu

 

Education

2002            Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago

                     Social Sciences Division: Educational Research, Institution and Policy Studies

                     Dissertation: Academic Achievement and Segregation in Arizona Charter Schools

1997            Master of Arts, University of Chicago

                     Social Sciences Division: Educational Research, Institution and Policy Studies

                     Honors: Trustees Fellowship Recipient, 1994-1997

1993            Bachelor of Arts, Arizona State University

                     College of Public Programs: Major in Communication, emphasis Intercultural and

                     Organizational

1993            Honors Diploma, Arizona State University

                     Thesis: The Romo Decision and Desegregation in Arizona

Research and Policy Positions

Present       Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Educational Leadership and Innovation Tempe, Arizona

Present        Director, Arizona Education Policy Initiative (AEPI), Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

2002-2004 Senior Research Analyst, Arizona Center for Public Policy-ThinkAZ Phoenix, Arizona

2001-2002 Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction, Arizona Department of Education Phoenix, Arizona

1998-2001 Director, Research and Policy, Arizona Department of Education Phoenix, Arizona

1997-1998 Research Analyst, Senate Education Committee, Arizona State LegislaturePhoenix, Arizona

1996            Research Associate, National Opinion Research Chicago, Illinois

Awards and Honors

2008-2009 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. The Spencer fellowships are the oldest source of support for education research, nationally or internationally, for recent recipients of the doctorate. 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and Writing

Peer Reviewed (Published or In Press)

Garcia, David R. (with Kathryn Borman and Arnold Danzig) (2012). Education, democracy and the public good. Review of Research in Education, 36 (1).

Garcia, David R. (Fall 2011).The lingering influence of high-stakes testing policies on the postsecondary prospects of Latino students. eJournal of Education Policy.

Garcia, David R. (2011). The Achilles heel of market-oriented educational policies. Journal of School Choice, 5(1).

Garcia, David R. (2010). Spin cycle: How research is used in policy debates: The case of charter schools (Book Review), Journal of School Choice, 4(1),105-110.

Garcia, David R., Rebecca Barber & Alex Molnar (2009). Profiting from public education: Education management organizations (EMOs) and student achievement. Teachers College Record 11(5), 1352-1379.

Molnar, Alex, David R. Garcia, Faith Boninger, & Bruce Merrill (2008). Marketing of foods of minimal nutritional value to children in schools. Preventive Medicine 47, 504-507. 

Garcia, David R. (2008). The impact of school choice on racial segregation in charter schools. Educational Policy 22(6), 805-829.

Garcia, David R. (2008). Academic and racial segregation in charter schools: Do parents sort students into specialized charter schools? Education and Urban Society. 40(5), 590-612.

Garcia, David R. (2008). Mixed messages: American Indian Achievement before and since the implementation of No Child Left Behind.  Journal of American Indian Education, 47(1), 109-127.

Garcia, David R., Lee McIlroy & Rebecca Barber (2008). Starting behind: A comparative analysis of the academic standing of students entering charter schools.  Social Science Quarterly, 89(1). 199-216.

Molnar, Alex & David R. Garcia (2007). The expanding role of privatization in education: Implications for teacher preparation and development.  Teacher Education Quarterly, 34(2), 11-24

Molnar, Alex, & David R. Garcia (2006). The battle over commercialized schools.  Our Schools/Our Selves: Special Commercialism Issue, 15(4), 111-120.  (Reprinted from Educational Leadership, 63(7), 78-82, 2006)

Molnar, Alex, & David R. Garcia (2006). The battle over commercialized schools.  Educational Leadership, 63(7), 78-82.

Book Chapters

Garcia, David R., & Stigler, M. (2011). Closed: Competition, Segregation and the Black Student Experience in Charter Schools. In D.T. Slaughter-DeFoe, H.C. Stevenson, E.G. Arrington & D.J. Johnson (Eds.), Black Educational Choice in a Climate of School Reform: Assessing the Private and Public Alternatives to Traditional K-12 Public Schools. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC/CLIO.

Garcia, David R. (with Kate Mahoney, Jeff McSwann, & Thomas Haladyna) (2010). The achievement of Arizona’s English language learners under Proposition 203: Testing Canstañeda’s third requirement. In P. Gandara & M. Hopkins (Eds.). Forbidden Language: English Learners and restrictive language policies. New York: Teachers College Press. 

Garcia, David R. (2010). Charter schools challenge traditional notions of segregation. In C. Lubienski & P. Weitzel (Eds.), The charter school idea: Two decades of evidence and implications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Garcia, David R., & Hart-Tervalon, D. (in press). Systems change at the state level. In E. B. Kozleski & A. Smith (Eds.), The national institute for urban school inprovement legacy.

Non-Peered Reviewed

Garcia, David R. (2011). Review of Chartering and Choice as an Achievement Gap-Closing Reform. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center.

Garcia, David R. (2011). Review of Going Exponential: Growing the Charter School Sector’s Best. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center.

Garcia, David R. (2010). School reenrollment: Choosing to stay. In Policy Points. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Indicators.org.

Garcia, David R. (2008). A Parents satisfaction survey.  (Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix, AZ).

Garcia, David R. & Joseph O’Reilly (2007). Introduction in The space between: Why the middle years matter (pp. i-xxiii). Phoenix: Helios Education Foundation and Arizona State University, Arizona Education Policy Initiative.

Garcia, David R. (2007). Summary and recommendations in The space between: Why the middle years matter (pp. 8.1-8.6). Phoenix: Helios Education Foundation and Arizona State University, Arizona Education Policy Initiative.

Garcia, David R. (2007). A Parents satisfaction survey.  (Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix, AZ).

Molnar, Alex, David R. Garcia, Faith Boninger, & Bruce Merrill (2006, September).  A national survey of the types and extent of the marketing of foods of minimal value in school .  Tempe: Arizona State University, Commercialism in Education Research Unit.

Garcia, David R., Alex Molnar & Bruce Merrill (2006). Parent attitudes about education in Arizona: 2006.  Tempe: Arizona State University, Arizona Education Policy Initiative.

Garcia, David R., Alex Molnar & Bruce Merrill (2006). A Parents satisfaction survey. (Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix, AZ).

Molnar, Alex, David R. Garcia, Margaret Bartlett, & Adrienne O’Neill (2006, May). Profiles of for-profit education management companies: 2005-2006. Tempe: Arizona State University, Commercialism in Education Research Unit.

Molnar, Alex, & David Garcia (2005, November). Empty calories: Commercializing activities in America’s schools. The eighth annual report on schoolhouse commercialism trends.  Tempe: Arizona State University, Commercialism in Education Research.

Molnar, Alex, & David Garcia (2005, November).The condition of school accountability in Arizona: 2004.  In Alex Molnar (Ed.), Condition of Pre-K—12 education in Arizona: 2004. Tempe, Arizona State University: Arizona Education Policy Initiative.

Wiley, Edward W., William J. Mathis & David R. Garcia. (2005, May). The impact of the adequate yearly progress requirement of the federal “No Child Left Behind” Act on schools in the Great Lakes Region. East Lansing, MI: Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice.

Garcia, David R., Alex Molnar & Bruce Merrill (2005). Parent attitudes about education in Arizona: 2005.  Tempe: Arizona State University, Arizona Education Policy Initiative.

Garcia, David R., Alex Molnar & Bruce Merrill (2005). A Parents satisfaction survey.  (Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix, AZ).

Garcia, David R. (2005). Report submitted to satisfy requirements of Chapter 304, forty-seventh legislature, first regular session, 2005.  Presented to the Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix, AZ.

Garcia, David R. (2005). From the pressure rating index to a national high-stakes testing profile: Progress report.  Tempe: Arizona State University, Education Policy Research Unit.

Molnar, Alex, David Garcia, Carolyn Sullivan, Brendan McEvoy, & Jamie Joanou. (2005, April).  Profiles of for-profit education management companies: 2004-2005.  Tempe: Arizona State University, Commercialism in Education Research Unit.

Garcia, David (2005, April). Where does Arizona stand? An examination of school funding rankings (Policy Brief Vol.3 No. 1).  Phoenix: Arizona Center for Public Policy.

Garcia, David R. & Joseph M. Ryan (2004, May). The condition of school accountability in Arizona: 2004.  In Alex Molnar (Ed.), Condition of Pre-K—12 education in Arizona: 2004.  Tempe, Arizona State University: Arizona Education Policy Initiative.

 

Garcia, David (2004). Accountability in the emerging landscape.  Pre-K – 12 education: Choices for Arizona’s future.  Prescott: 84th Arizona Town Hall.

Garcia, David, Loui Olivas & Shon Zelman (2004). Who is in this place called school?  Pre-K – 12 education: Choices for Arizona’s future.  Prescott: 84th Arizona Town Hall.

Garcia, David (2003, December). Oranges to Oranges: A comparison of the Arizona and Texas annual dropout rates (Policy Brief Vol.1 No. 4).  Phoenix: Arizona Center for Public Policy.

Garcia, David (2003, August). Understanding before action: An explanation of Arizona public school dropout rates (Policy Brief Vol.1 No. 3).  Phoenix: Arizona Center for Public Policy

 

Garcia, David (2003, May). Arizona K-12 public education: Who does what? (Policy Brief Vol.1 No. 2).  Phoenix: Arizona Center for Public Policy.

Solmon, Lewis, Kern Park & David R. Garcia(2001, March). Does charter school attendance improve test scores? The Arizona results.  Phoenix, AZ: Goldwater Institute


Other Writing

Molnar, Alex, & David R. Garcia (2005, May 1). At last, we find out what parents want. Arizona Republic. 

Garcia, David R., & Alex Molnar (2005, September 12). Guest opinion: How we measure up. Tucson Citizen

Professional Service

2010-2014    Co-Editor, Review of Research in Education (RRE) Volume 36:Education, Citizenship and the Public Good, American Educational Research Association (AERA).

2010-2014    Associate Editor, Education Policy Analysis Archives/Archivos Análiticos de Políticas Educativas, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University.

Other Awards and Recognition

Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, Fellow (Inaugural Class, 2011) 

Hispanic Leadership Award (2009), Selected by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as one of “40 Hispanic Leaders under 40.”

Research discussed in the New York Times

Recognized in Phoenix magazine as an influential person in Arizona education 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses

Fall 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 691 Seminar
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
COE 502 Introduction to Data Analysis
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 555 Translating Rsrch for Ed Chang
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation
TEL 712 Mixed Methods of Inquiry

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 691 Seminar
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation
SPF 301 Culture and Schooling

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 691 Seminar
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
EDA 505 American Education System
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 791 Seminar
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 691 Seminar
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 783 Fieldwork
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 784 Internship
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EDA 783 Fieldwork
EDA 792 Research
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
COE 502 Introduction to Data Analysis
EDA 799 Dissertation
EPA 784 Internship
EPA 792 Research
EPA 799 Dissertation

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Alex Molnar, David Garcia. At last, we find out what parents want. Arizona Republic (2006).

  2. Alex Molnar, David Garcia. The battle over commercialized schools. Educational Leadership (2006).

  3. Alex Molnar, David Garcia. The battle over commercialized schools. Our Schools/Our Selves: Special Commercialism Issue (2006).

  4. David Garcia. The impact of charter school choice on racial segregation (2006).

  5. David Garcia, Lee McIlroy, Rebecca Barber. Starting behind: A comparative analysis of the academic study of students entering charter schools (2006).

  6. David Garcia, Alex Molnar, Bruce Merrill. Parent attitudes about education in Arizona: 2005. Arizona Education Policy Initiative. Tempe: Arizona State University (2005).

  7. Edward Wiley, William Mathis, David Garcia. The impact of the adequate yearly progress requirement of the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act on schools in the Great Lakes Region. Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice., East Lansing, MI: (2005).

  8. Book chapter: . The Condition of PreK-12 Education in Arizona, 2005. Education Policy Research Laboratory, Arizona State University (2005).

  9. David Garcia. Accountability in the emerging landscape. Pre-K - 12 Education: Choices for Arizona's future. Prescott: 84th Arizona Town Hall (2004).

  10. David Garcia, Loui Olivas, Shon Zelman. Who is in this place called school?. Pre-K - 12 Education: Choices for Arizona's Future. Prescott: 84th Arizona Town Hall (2004).

  11. Book chapter: Condition of Pre-K-12 Education in Arizona: 2004. Arizona Education Policy Initiative. Tempe, Arizona State University (2004).

  12. Lewis Solomon, Kern Park, David Garcia. Does charter school attendance improve test scores?. The Arizona results. Phoenix, AZ: Goldwater Institute (2001).

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Presentations

  1. Danzig, Arnold, Garcia, David, Macey, Donna, Szecsy, Elsie, Powers, Jeanne, Lafford, Barbara, Gonzalez, Josue, Petersen, Michelle, Jing, Wenlan From Tourist to Learner: Language Study, International Travel and Cultural Encounters as a Lens for Educational Administration. Annual Conference of University Council for Educational Administration. (Nov 2006).
  2. Garcia, David From tourist to learner: Language study, international travel and cultural encounters as a lens for educational administration. University Council for Educational Administrators Conference, San Antonio, TX. (Nov 2006).
  3. Garcia, David Making sense of the data. Pathways to Success Working Conference, West ED, New York, NY. (Sep 2006).
  4. Garcia, David Benchmark for success. The Pathways to Success Working Conference, West ED, New York, NY. (Sep 2006).
  5. Garcia, David Snapshot of Arizona: Student performance and demographics. Meeting of the HELIOS Foundation Board, Phoenix, AZ. (Sep 2006).
  6. Garcia, David, Barber, Rebecca, McIlroy, Lee A comparative analysis of the academic standing of students entering charter schools. Presented by Lee McIlroy at the meeting of the Arizona Charter Board of Education, Phoenix, AZ. (Jul 2006).
  7. Garcia, David, Marx, Ron Arizona education in the middle years. Meeting of the HELIOS Foundation Board, Phoenix, AZ. (May 2006).
  8. Garcia, David School choice and racial isolation: The impact of exiting a regular public school to attend a charter school. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco. CA. (Apr 2006).
  9. Garcia, David Proposed intergovernmental agreement with the Education Policy Studies Laboratory. The monthly meeting of the Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix, AZ. (Aug 2005).
  10. Garcia, David, McIlroy, Lee An examination of mobility patterns in Arizona's public schools. Arizona Charter Schools Association Conference, Mesa, AZ. (Jul 2005).
  11. Garcia, David Discussion with the Governor's Advisory Councils. Presented at the meeting of Governor Napolitano's Latino, African American and Asian American Advisory Councils, Phoenix, AZ. (May 2005).
  12. D'Agostino, Jerry, Garcia, David Student progress on the first two AIMS Administrations: Class of 2006. Monthly meeting of the Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix. (Apr 2005).
  13. D'Agostino, Jerry, Garcia, David Understanding student achievement on the 2004 AIMS high school tests. Monthly meeting of the Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix. (Mar 2005).
  14. Garcia, David Identifying correlates to school dropout rates and identifying potential best practice schools. Annual conference of the National Dropout Prevention Network, Phoenix, AZ. (Mar 2005).
  15. Garcia, David Charter schools and racial segregation. Minority Scholar Series, University of Wisconsin, Madison. (Feb 2005).
  16. Garcia, David Report submitted to satisfy requirements of Chapter 304. Meeting of the First Regular Session of the Forty-seventh Legislature, Phoenix, AZ.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Garcia,David R * , Garcia,David R * , . Surveying the Future: Hispanics Accountability and School Choice. NATL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION (8/1/2008 - 6/30/2011).
  2. Garcia,David R * Garcia,David R * . The Arizona Community Foundation and AEPI. AZ COMMUNITY FDN (5/1/2008 - 6/30/2011).
  3. Garcia,David R * . Master Agreement - The Helios Education Foundation & EPSL. Helios Education Foundation (3/24/2006 - 3/23/2007).
  4. Garcia,David R * Molnar,Alex J . Parent Survey. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION (1/15/2005 - 12/31/2009).

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Service

  1. Center for the Future of Arizona, Dropout Definition Committee, Advisor (2003 - present)
  2. Editorial Review Board, International Multicultural Research Journal, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates and Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University, Invited Member (2007 - 2009)
  3. American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2007 Annual Conference, Reviewer (2007)
  4. Arizona Postsecondary Education Commission, Research Committee, Appointed Member (2003 - 2006)
  5. Arizona Humanities Council, Board member, Governor's Appointee (2002 - 2005)
  6. Arizona Center for Public Policy, Phoenix, Arizona, Senior Research Analyst (2002 - 2004)
  7. United States Department of Education, Peer Evaluator (2003)
  8. Arizona Business and Education Coalition, Executive Committee, ADE Representative (2002)
  9. Arizona LEARNS, Arizona's statewide school accountability system, Designer (2002)
  10. No Child Left Behind Regional Conference, State Representative (2002)
  11. Arizona Department of Education, Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction (2001 - 2002)
  12. Arizona education policies, Associate Superintendent (1998 - 2002)
  13. Governor's Task Force on Efficiency and Accountability, Appointed Representative (2001)
  14. Measure of Academic Progress (MAP), Arizona LEARNS, Developer (2001)
  15. School Facilities Board, Research Advisor (2001)
  16. Research and Policy, Arizona Department of Education, Phoenix, Arizona, Director (1998 - 2001)
  17. Arizona's system to collect dropout rate data, Designer (2000)

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