• Xiu Cravens, National Center on School Choice

    Xiu Cravens
    Research Assistant Professor
    Vanderbilt University

  • A graduate of Peabody‚Äôs ExPERT program, Xiu Cravens is a research assistant professor of education policy at the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, and holds an administrative appointment as Peabody College's assistant dean for international affairs. Professor Cravens' research interests focus on the analysis of educational reform policies that are related to the organizational and cultural contexts of schools in the United States and other countries in the world. Her academic work has been devoted mainly to two areas: understanding the role of school leaders (principals and superintendents) in a changing policy environment, and addressing the conceptual and methodological challenges of cross-cultural comparison and generalization in international education policy research.

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  • Vanderbilt University
    Peabody 152
    230 Appleton Place
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 322-5521

The NCSC is funded by a 5 year, $13.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Its lead institution is Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The center is housed on the campus of Peabody College, one of the nation's top graduate schools of education.