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Robert J. Monson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

MonsonRobert 130x150 jpgRobert Monson is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in education leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he coordinates the Education Policy Fellowship Program. Across seven states he has served public school children in the capacities of teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent, and four superintendent positions in Ohio, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New York. From 1990 to 2000 he taught in Lesley University's national curriculum and instruction masters degree program. He has served as a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Principals Center where he led dialogues among principals and superintendents. In 1997, he was a visiting faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In recent years he has served as a consultant for ASCD, Public Agenda, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform,and the Tri-States Consortium. Currently, he is engaged in principal professional program initiatives in China and Bhutan and is leading a U.S. field test of the Pre-University Program for the University of Cambridge (UK). He has co-authored two volumes on performance assessment and has published numerous journal articles on curriculum, assessment, and literacy education. His professional interests lie in leadership development, curriculum and learning, formative student assessment, and public engagement.