Dr. Metcalf joins the faculty at UNLV after serving as Dean of the College of Education, Interim Vice Provost for Operations and Sponsored Research, and Director of Institutional Research at the University of West Georgia. Before this he was a member of the faculty of the School of Education at Indiana University-Bloomington. Dr. Metcalf began his career as a public school band and orchestra teacher after receiving his bachelor's degree in Music Education from Ball State University. In 1989, he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University in Teacher Education and Educational Research and Evaluation. Dr. Metcalf's research in teacher education and in education policy, particularly his research on school choice, has been recognized by the Association of Teacher Educators, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and the American Evaluation Association, among others. His publications include a co-authored textbook, The Act of Teaching, now in its sixth edition. Previous leadership positions include service as director of the Indiana Center for Evaluation (Indiana University, 1997-2003) and as an associate superintendent for research and assessment (Monroe County Community Schools, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004-2006).