Benjamin M. Creed, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Educational Administration

Department

Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF)

Research Interests

  • Principal and administrator preparation
  • School choice and marketization
  • Economics of education
  • Policy and program evaluation
  • Research practice partnerships

Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Policy, Economics of Education, Michigan State University (2016)
  • M.Ed., International Educational Policy and Management, Vanderbilt University (2011)
  • B.A., Philosophy, Tulane University (2005)

Selected Courses Taught

  • LEEA 520: Education Finance I
  • LEEA 554: Policy Analysis for School Administrators
  • LEEA 700: Nature and Theory of Administration
  • LEEA 720: Education Finance and Asset Management
  • LEEA 745: Survey of Research in Educational Administration
  • LEEA 754: Politics of Educational Administration
  • LEEA 798: Research Seminar in Educational Administration

Recent Publications

Recent Reports

  • Creed, B., Summers, K. H., and Klein, J. (2020). High School-to-College Success: A Report and a Blueprint for Future Work. Northern Illinois University: P-20 Research and Data Collaborative.
  • Creed, B., Kim, Y., Klein, J., Summers, K. H., and Pavkov, T. (2020). A Data Overview of Prevention Initiative and Preschool for All Programs in Illinois from 2012-2018. Northern Illinois University: P-20 Research and Data Collaborative.
  • Pavkov, T., Summers, K. H., Klein, J., Creed, B., Rosemond, C., Clemens, A.J., Granger, K., Kim, Y., Ascencio, A., Collins, B. and Bergquist, E. (2020). Preschool Development Grant Expansion: A Descriptive Study in Illinois. Northern Illinois University: P-20 Research and Data Collaborative.

Selected Grant Work

  • Project evaluator, Building capacity and collaborations to prepare equity-minded STEM teachers at North Central College, National Science Foundation (with co-evaluators Todd Reeves, Jason Klein), $75,000
  • Co-principal investigator, Data FIRST: High School-to-College Success, Illinois State Board of Education (with co-principal investigators Jason Klein and Kelly Summers), $249,810
  • Co-principal investigator, Data FIRST: Analysis of the Prevention Initiative and Preschool for All Programs, Illinois State Board of Education (with co-principal investigators Marilyn Bellart, Tom Pavkov and Kelly Summers), $249.941
  • Co-principal investigator, Early Childhood Pre-School Development Expansion Grant Evaluation, Illinois State Board of Education (with co-principal investigators Marilyn Bellart, Tom Pavkov and Kelly Summers), $260,677



Contact

815-753-0327
bcreed@niu.edu
Graham 419

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