Kim K. Metcalf
Kim Metcalf began his career as a high school band and orchestra director in Indiana before enrolling at The Ohio State University to pursue his graduate degrees. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in the dual areas of Teacher Education and Educational Research & Evaluation. His early research examined teaching behaviors found to significantly enhance student learning, garnering national recognition for its quality and research methodology. This work also serves as a basis for the textbook The Act of Teaching, now in its 7th edition.
After two years on the faculty of Southwest Missouri State University, Metcalf joined the faculty of the School of Education at Indiana University in Bloomington. During his tenure, he served as director of an experimental program for the development and testing of clinical and experiential training of education professionals, directed one of the first alternative teacher licensure programs in Indiana, and established the Indiana Center for Evaluation which focused on evaluation of educational programs and policy at the state and national levels. For nearly 10 years, he lead a team of faculty and graduate students that completed what remains the most intensive study of school choice programs to date. This monitored a range of factors associated with the progress and family contexts of nearly 40,000 children who attended public, private, voucher-funded, magnet, and charter schools in Cleveland, Ohio. The work was recognized by the U.S. Office of Budget and Accountability for its objectivity and rigor.
Before becoming dean of the College of Education at UNLV in July 2013, Metcalf held positions as associate superintendent for research in Bloomington, Indiana, and dean of the College of Education and vice president for the Office of Research and Sponsored Operations at the University of West Georgia.