Kevin Gwaltney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling


Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, 2012

Ed.S., District Level Educational Administration, Lindenwood University, 2005

M.A., Building Level Educational Administration, Lindenwood University, 2001

B.S., Mathematics, Missouri Valley College, 1996

RESEARCHPolicy Initiation; Formulations; Adoption; Implementation, Teacher Job Satisfaction, Attrition, Retention; School Leadership; Public Schools as Platforms for Advancing Political and Policy Interests; Charter and Private Schools

Gwaltney, K. D. (2012). Autonomy: Developing a Programmatic Definition for Teaching. (Under review)

Gwaltney, K. D. (2012). Initial Construct of the Schools and Staffing Survey Scale (SASS-STA) for Teacher Autonomy. (Under review)

Gwaltney, K. D. (2012). Teacher Autonomy: Using the SASS-STA to Examine Groups Targeted by Policy. (Working paper)

Donaldson, J., Hoffman, K. R., Griggs, M., & Gwaltney, K. D. (2012). Measuring Learning Strategies and Study Habits in the PBL Learning Environment: Do Medical Students Adapt? (Working Paper)

Gwaltney, K. D. (2011). Teacher Autonomy in the United States: A Definition for Research; Validation of a Nationally Representative Construct; and an Investigation of Policy Affected Teacher Groups.