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Patrick J. Wolf, Ph.D.
Professor and 21st Century Chair in School Choice
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201 Graduate Education Building
Department of Education Reform
College of Education and Health Professions
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-2084
FAX: (479) 575-3196
pwolf@uark.edu

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Dr. Patrick J. Wolf is Professor and 21st Century Chair in School Choice in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions. He also is principal investigator of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program impact evaluation through a contract with the U.S. Department of Education (subcontract with Westat), and is leading a national research team conducting an independent longitudinal multi-method evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. Dr. Wolf has authored, co-authored, or co-edited two books and more than two dozen articles and book chapters on school choice, special education, public management, and campaign finance. Wolf has designed, managed, and published the results from education studies that employ a wide variety of research methods including experimental, quasi-experimental, meta-analytical, and qualitative investigation techniques. A 1987 graduate of the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), he received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard in 1995.

Education

  • 1995 Ph.D. Harvard University, Political Science
  • 1993 A.M. Harvard University, Political Science
  • 1987 B.A. University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, Political Science and Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude

Professional History

Faculty Positions
  • 2006- Professor and 21st Century Chair in School Choice, Education Reform, University of Arkansas
  • 2004-2006 Associate Professor, Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • 1998-2004 Assistant Professor, Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • 1998-2001 Guest Lecturer, Defense Leadership & Management Program, U.S. Department of Defense
  • 1995-1998 Assistant Professor, Political Science and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • 1994-1995 Lecturer, Political Science and Public Affairs, Columbia University
 

Department of Education Reform
University of Arkansas
201 Graduate Education Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
http://www.uark.edu/ua/der
Ph: 479/575-3172
Fax: 479/575-3196
edreform@uark.edu