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Joseph W Check, PhD, Tufts University

College of Education and Human Development


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Dr. Check received his PhD from Tufts University. His teaching and research interests are in urban school reform, practitioner inquiry and research methodology, and the teaching of language, literacy, and writing. His most recent book, Research Methods in Education (2012), uses up-to-date research “case stories” to illustrate both traditional and cutting-edge techniques with clear linkages to the world of practice. He has worked extensively with the National Writing Project network and for 25 years directed the Boston Writing Project. He is the founding Director of the LIUS Doctoral Program and former Chair of the Department of Leadership in Education. He teaches several courses in the LIUS program, including Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum in Urban Schools, Qualifying Paper Seminar, and the elective Scholarly Writing in Education.