David Eddy Spicer

David Eddy-Spicer

  • Professor

Office Location

Ridley Hall 276
PO Box 400265
405 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


David Eddy-Spicer designs and teaches courses and workshops on improvement science and continuous improvement to aspiring and advanced educational leaders in Virginia and nationally. At the University of Virginia, he led UVA’s partnership with Chesterfield County Public Schools as part of the iLEAD initiative of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Learning (CFAT). As a member of the Carnegie National Faculty, he has been recognized by CFAT for contributions to expanding the teaching and learning of improvement science and continuous improvement. He has authored or co-authored a wide range of major reports, book chapters, journal articles, and case studies on the diffusion of innovation, professional learning, and organizational change in the public sector. He served as lead section editor and chapter author of the Foundational Handbook on Improvement Research in Education (Rowman & Littlefield) and co-edited The SAGE Handbook of School Organization.

His research and evaluation interests include continuous improvement and the adaptive integration of instructional innovation through partnerships between universities and school systems. He has expertise in program evaluation, case study research, and the design and evaluation of innovative professional learning environments.


Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2006
Ed.M., Boston University, 1984
A.B., Harvard College, 1980

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