Allan R. Odden, PhD

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
University of Wisconsin-Madison
653 Educational Sciences Building
1025 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI
USA 53706

Biographical Sketch:
Allan Odden is Co-Director of Strategic Management of Human Capital (SMHC) in public education, a project of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE). The mission of SMHC is to improve student achievement and reduce achievement gaps by getting more powerful instructional practices into all classrooms through reform and restructuring of state and district human resource management systems, focusing initially on the country’s largest 100 districts, most of which are urban. He also is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Co-Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE). CPRE is a consortium of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pennsylvania, Harvard, Michigan, Northwestern, Teachers College-Columbia University, and Stanford Universities. He formerly was professor of education policy and administration at the University of Southern California (1984-1993). He is an international expert on the strategic management of human capital in education, teacher compensation, education finance, resource allocation and use, resource reallocation, school-based management, and educational policy development and implementation.
Helping Teachers Become More Effective While Simultaneously Measuring Teaching Effectiveness