William J. Glenn

William Glenn, Associate Professor

William Glenn, Associate Professor
William Glenn, Associate Professor

Department of School of Education
7054 Haycock Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22032
703-538-8493 | wglenn@vt.edu

William J. Glenn is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Virginia Tech in Falls Church, Virginia. He graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His primary research interest is how legal, financial, and other policy factors relate to the equity of PK-12 student inputs and outputs. A new project of interest to him involves examining factors related to leadership in STEM schools.

  • School finance equity and adequacy
  • Student speech rights
  • School desegregation
  • Public school search and seizure
  • STEM leadership
  • Ph.D., Education Policy, Planning, and Administration, University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, 2005
  • M.A., Education Administration, California State University, Los Angeles, 2002
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Elementary Education), California State University, Long Beach, 1997
  • J.D., Law, University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 1991
  • B.A., Biochemistry and Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 1988
  • University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Plenum Session Representatives
  • Education Law Association, Member
  • Journal of Education Finance, Editorial Board
  • JSARD, Article reviewer
  • EPAA, Article reviewer
  • Urban Education, Article reviewer
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Kaufman, E. K., Cash, C. S., Coartney, J. S., Ripley, D., Guy, T. M., Glenn, W. J., Mitra, S. Anderson, J. C. (Nov. 2019 in press). Planning to create a culture of continuous improvement with the Department of Defense Education Activity. Educational Planning

Eagle, D. & Glenn, W. J., (2018). Teacher absences in Commonwealth of Virginia: An analysis of patterns and predictors and implications for policy Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 3(1), 32-41.

Glenn, W. J. (2018). [Review of the book The new reality for suburban schools, by J. T. Shiller], Teachers College Record, (May 3).

Nowak, B. & Glenn, W. J., (2017). Searches of students’ cell phones: Case analysis and best practices. Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 5, 16-29.

Glenn, W. J. (2015). School segregation in Jefferson County and Seattle: The impact of the Parent Involved ruling and district actions. Cleveland State Law Review, 63(2), 298-317.

Jones, J. & Glenn, W. J, (2013). Using professional learning communities to tum around a low-performing high school: A case study. In S. Harris. S. Edmonson, J. M. Garrison, & J. W. Hill (Eds.), Critical Social Justice Issues for School Practitioners (pp. 180 -192). Ypsilanti, MI: NCPEA

Glenn, W. J. (2012). School resegregation: A synthesis of the evidence. The Educational Forum, 76(3), 282-298.

Glenn, W.J. (2011). A quantitative analysis of the increase in public school segregation in Delaware: 1989-2006. Urban Education, 46(4), 719-740. DOI 10.1177/0042085911400321

Glenn, W. J. (2010, July 20). Regulating student internet communications: A 2010 update. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 5(3). Retrieved from http://cnx.org/content/m34809/latest/

Glenn, W. J. (2010). Altering grade configurations in Virginia schools: Reducing school segregation without necessarily considering race in light of the Parents Involved ruling. North Carolina Law Review, 88(3), 1091-1143.

Glenn W. J., Picus, L. O., Odden, A., & Aportola, A. (2009). The equity of school facilities funding: Examples from Kentucky. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 17(14). Retrieved from http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v17n14/

Glenn, W. J. (2009a).  Assessment for learning in K-12 science departments: A case study. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 6(12), 44-51.

Glenn, W. J. (2009b). School finance adequacy litigation and student achievement: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Education Finance, 34(3), 247-266.

Glenn, W. J., & Creighton, T. (2008). University teaching that improves school leadership: Basic techniques to help school leaders use data effectively. NCPEA Education Leadership Review, 9(2), 129-142.  

Glenn, W. J. (2008a).  Adequacy, litigation, and student achievement. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 3(1). Retrieved from http://cnx.org/content/m16630/latest/

Glenn, W. J. (2008b).  A practical new approach to teaching data analysis to future school leaders: Using common technology to guide data-driven decision making. Virginia Society for Technology in Education Journal, 22(2).  Retrieved from http://www.vste.org/dwcenterprise/school1000302/FCK/File/vj_2008_02.pdf

Kezar, A., Glenn, W. J., Lester, J., & Nakamoto, J. (2008).  Examining organizational contextual features that affect implementation of equity initiatives. Journal of Higher Education, 79(2), 125-159. doi:10.1353/jhe.2008.0006

Glenn, W. (2007, May 31). Regulating student created websites: Free speech in cyberspace. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 1(1). Retrieved from http://cnx.org/content/m14559/1.1/

Glenn, W. J., & Picus, L. O. (2007). The Williams settlement and the prospects for future school finance adequacy litigation in California. Journal of Education Finance, 32(3), 382-394.

Glenn, W. J. (2006). Separate but not yet equal: The relation between school finance adequacy litigation and African American student achievement. Peabody Journal of Education, 81(3), 63-93. doi:10.1207/s15327930pje8103_3

Glenn, W. J. (2006). Does school finance adequacy litigation benefit students? School Business Affairs, 72(9), 37-40.

Glenn, W. J., Picus, L.O., Marion, S., & Calvo, N. (2006). School facility quality and student achievement in Wyoming. School Business Affairs, 72(5), 12-16.

Picus, L. O., Marion, S., Calvo, N., & Glenn, W. J. (2005). Understanding the relationship between student achievement and the quality of educational facilities: Evidence from Wyoming. Peabody Journal of Education, 80(3), 71-95. doi:10.1207/s15327930pje8003_5

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