Associate Professor, Policy and Evaluation
Walt teaches courses in research and evaluation methods. He has taught
courses on qualitative methodology and technology and teacher education
policy. His research interests include the impact of policy on practice
in education. He has conducted research on the impacts of standardized
testing on elementary school instruction, desegregation, and school
reform policy. He is currently conducting research on the influence
of educational technology policy on instructional practice in Virginia.
In fall semester of 1998 Walt and Dorothy Vasquez-Levy co-taught a collaborative
Technology Policy and Diffusion of Innovation, with University of
Virginia and Iowa State Students. Prior to his arrival at the Curry
School, Walt served as a management and policy analyst for the U.S.
Court of Appeals in San Francisco.