Directory » BRENDAN BARTANEN
bartanen@tamu.edu
527 EDCT
Department
EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Education
Ph.D., Leadership and Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University (2019)
M.Ed., Secondary Education, Arizona State University (2015)
B.A., Pomona College, Economics (2013)

BRENDAN BARTANEN
Assistant Professor
EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile:
Research Interests
Education policy
Educator labor markets
Quantitative methods
School leadership
BIOGRAPHY
Brendan Bartanen is an assistant professor in the department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University. He is also a research affiliate of the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA), a research-practice partnership between Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Department of Education. His research aims to increase our understanding of the labor market for principals and teachers. In particular, his work examines the intersections among educator turnover, measures of effectiveness, high-stakes evaluation systems, and educator diversity. He was awarded the 2019 New Scholar Award from the Association for Education Finance and Policy and the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association (Division L).

Bartanen’s work has been published in leading journals across education, public policy, and economics, including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, the Journal of Human Resources, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Education Finance and Policy. His recently published work includes demonstrating the importance of principals for shaping the racial composition of a school’s teaching staff, examining the validity and reliability of rubric-based observational evaluations of preservice teachers, and descriptively documenting rates of assistant principal mobility and their relationship with principal turnover. His current projects include race and gender biases in high-stakes teacher observations, the validity and reliability of principal value-added models, and text mining methods applied to written feedback provided during observational evaluations of preservice teachers.

Bartanen earned his Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from the department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University. He also holds a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pomona College. Prior to earning his doctorate, he was an 8th grade science teacher at C.O. Greenfield School in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Bartanen, B. and Grissom, J.A. (in press). School Principal Race, Teacher Racial Diversity, and Student Achievement. Journal of Human Resources .
Bartanen, B. and Kwok, A. (in press). Examining Clinical Teaching Observation Scores as a Measure of Pre-Service Teacher Quality. American Educational Research Journal.
Bartanen, B., Rogers, L.K., and Woo, D.S. (in press). Assistant Principal Mobility and its Relationship with Principal Turnover. Educational Researcher.
Bartanen, B. (2020). Principal Quality and Student Attendance. Educational Researcher 49(2): 101-113.
Bartanen, B., Grissom, J.A., and Rogers, L.K. (2019). The Impacts of Principal Turnover. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 41(3): 350-374.
Grissom, J.A. and Bartanen, B. (2019). Principal Effectiveness and Principal Turnover. Education Finance and Policy 14(3): 355-382.
Grissom, J.A. and Bartanen, B. (2019). Strategic Retention: Principal Effectiveness and Teacher Turnover in Multiple-Measure Teacher Evaluation Systems. American Educational Research Journal 56(2): 514-555.
Grissom, J.A., Bartanen, B., and Mitani, H. (2019). Principal Sorting and the Distribution of Principal Quality. AERA Open 5(2): 1-21.
AWARDS
New Scholar Award, Association for Education Finance and Policy (2019)
Outstanding Dissertation Award, AERA Division L (Educational Policy and Politics)
COURSES TAUGHT
EDAD608. K-12 SCHOOL FIN & BUDGET
2020C,2019C
EDAD690. THEORY EDAD RESEARCH
2020C,2020A,2019C
EHRD690. THRY OF EHRD RESEARCH
2020C,2020A,2019C