Rich Halverson is a Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. His work involves documenting the practical wisdom of school
leaders with the tools and ideas of distributed leadership, and understanding how
digital media tools (can) change teaching and learning in schools.
He co-directs two federally funded projects that guide his research. First, he works with Kurt Squire on the National Science Foundation funded CyberSTEM project, which develops video-games for learning and investigates how the data that results from game-play can become evidence for learning and a catalyst for social interaction.
Second, he works with Carolyn Kelley on the Institute for Education Sciences funded Collaborative Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) project to develop an on-line 360-degree formative feedback system to inform and support the work of school leaders. From 2004-2009, he directed a study funded by a National Science Foundation Early Career Award to investigate how school leaders work with teachers to create the capacity for using student achievement data to improve teaching and learning.