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    EUGENE SCHAFFER - Biography  
Ed.D.- Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1975)
Professor and Chair
Office: ACIV Building, A Wing, Room 426
Phone: 410-455-2466


Dr. Eugene C. Schaffer is Professor of Education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and chair of the department. He served as member of the faculties at Valparaiso University, The University of North Carolina Charlotte, National Kaohsiung Normal University (Taiwan), and Tokyo University and Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC).

Dr. Schaffer teaches course work on the Study of Teaching and Teacher Leadership. His current research includes a school reform and classroom behavior, a study of home-school relationships, and an experimental study of at-risk schools. His research interests include classroom interaction, school effectiveness research and the study of students placed at-risk. He has co-authored two books, a monograph, 6 book chapters and 34 refereed journal articles as well as numerous research reports and conference papers. Recent publications include:

Stringfield, S. , Reynold, D., and Schaffer, E., (2008) Improving Secondary Students' Academic
             Achievement Through a Focus on Reform Reliability: 4 and 9-year Findings from HRS.
             School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 19 (4), 409-428.

Schaffer, E., Devlin-Scherer, R. & Stringfield, S. (2007) The Evolving Role of Teachers in Effective
             Schools. In Townsend, T.(ed)., The International Handbook on School Effectiveness and
             Improvement. (pp. 727 - 750).

Lasky, S., Schaffer, E., & Hopkins, T. (2007) Learning to Think and Talk from Evidence:
              Developing System-Wide Capacity for Learning Conversations. In Earl, L., & Timperley, H.
              Using conversations to Make Sense of Evidence: Possibilities and Pitfalls. Springer. (pp.