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Megan Rauch Griffard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education
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Megan Rauch Griffard, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the educational policy and leadership program. She earned her Ph.D. in education, focusing on policy, leadership, and school improvement from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to her master’s in education from UNLV, Griffard holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.S. from Northwestern University. Griffard is also a former Clark County School District teacher, having taught at Mojave High School in North Las Vegas.

Her research focuses on the role of school leaders in personnel working conditions, retention, and turnover. She is also interested in school disruptions, such as natural disasters and pandemics, and the influence of state government on K-12 schooling. Griffard's work has been published in textbooks and journals by the American Educational Research Association and Oxford University and in periodicals like Children and Youth Services Review and The International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.