Mentors Matter: A Research-Practice Partnership for Improving Teacher Preparation in Tennessee

Apr 14, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Location: Holloway Hall (rm 116), Bavaro Hall

This event is free and open to the public. It is brought to you by UVA Cooper Speaker Series and EdPolicy Works of UVA's School of Education & Human Development.

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Matthew Ronfeldt
Associate Professor
School of Education at University 
of Michigan


Matt Ronfeldt seeks to understand how to improve teaching quality, particularly in schools and districts that serve marginalized students. His research sits at the intersection of educational practice and policy and focuses on teacher preparation, teacher retention, teacher induction, and the assessment of teachers and preparation programs. Ronfeldt is primarily interested in whether and how pre-service teacher education and school/district factors, especially working conditions, are related to the employment, instructional quality, and retention of teachers. His current work mostly employs large-scale, quantitative methodologies, though he engages in qualitative and mixed-methods research as well. Ronfeldt earned his PhD from Stanford University, where he concentrated on teacher education. After receiving his doctoral degree, he completed two more years at Stanford as an IES postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Research on Educational Policy and Practice (now CEPA), focusing on large-scale quantitative research. Ronfeldt previously taught middle school mathematics and science for seven years.


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