James H. Stronge is the Heritage Professor of Education, a distinguished professorship, in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership program at the William & Mary School of Education. He primarily teaches doctoral courses with a particular focus on human resource leadership, legal issues in education, and dissertation and applied field research design. Stronge has garnered more than $24 million in grants and contracts since joining the faculty.
Dr. Stronge’s research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality and effectiveness, teacher and administrator evaluation, and teacher selection. He has worked with numerous state departments of education, school districts, and national and international educational organizations to design and implement evaluation and hiring systems for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. Recently, he completed work on new teacher and principal evaluation systems for American international schools in conjunction with the Association of American Schools in South America and supported by the U.S. Department of State. Stronge has made more than 350 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences, and conducted workshops for educational organizations extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. Among his current research projects are: 1) international comparative studies of national award-winning teachers in the United States and China, and 2) influences of economic and societal trends on student academic performance in countries globally.
Stronge has authored, co-authored, or edited 30 books and more than 200 articles, chapters, and technical reports. He was a founding member of the board of directors for the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation. He was selected as the 2012 national recipient of the Millman Award from CREATE in recognition of his work in the field of teacher and administrator evaluation.