Bio

Bradley W. Carpenter, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership. Dr. Carpenter teaches graduate courses in the Department of Educational Leadership’s K-12 Ed.D. program. As a former public-school teacher, assistant principal, and principal Dr. Carpenter’s has a passion for working with public school administrators. Specifically, he enjoys his role in helping aspiring principals and superintendents realize their identity as transformational leaders of school communities.

Dr. Carpenter’s research is focused on three primary areas of scholarship: (a) Development of Social Justice- and Anti-Racist-oriented School Leaders; (b) Leadership Wellbeing; and, (c) How Discourses and Policymaking Shape Federal, State, and Local Policy.

Dr. Carpenter’s research has been published in journals such as the Journal of School LeadershipNASSP BulletinEducation Policy, Urban EducationEducation and Urban Society, and many others. Bradley is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration (TCPEA), and actively participates in the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and American Educational Research Association (AERA) Divisions A & L. Dr. Carpenter is a current associate editor for the Journal of Research on Leadership Education (JRLE), a past associate editor for the Journal of School Leadership (JSL), and an editorial board member of the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (JCEL).

Degrees (1)

Ph.D.
2011
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Certifications (1)

Principal (EC-12)
2003

Research Interests (3)

Critical Policy Analysis

Leadership Mindfulness & Wellbeing

Developing Equity-Minded School Leaders

Expertise (5)

Leadership Wellbeing

Leadership Preparation

Critical Policy Analysis

Case Study Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

Select Publications (2)

The Discursive Tapestry of Economic and Educational Story Lines

Dr. Bradley W. Carpenter, associate professor, published The Discursive Tapestry of Economic and Educational Story Lines in Educational Policy, Vol. 33, Issue 1, p. 234-256, January 1, 1970.

Preparing Antiracist School Leaders in a School Choice Context

Dr. Bradley W. Carpenter, associate professor, published The Discursive Tapestry of Economic and Educational Story Lines. in Urban Education, Vol. 54, Issue 5, p. 706-731, with co-author(s) Dr. Sarah Diem, University of Missouri, and Tiffanie Lewis-Durham, University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Affiliations (9)

Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration

American Educational Research Association – Family, School, Community Partnerships SIG

American Educational Research Association – Leadership for School Improvement SIG

American Educational Research Association – Qualitative Research SIG

American Educational Research Association – Research on the Superintendency

American Educational Research Association – School-University-Community Collaborative Research SIG

American Educational Research Association – Division L

American Educational Research Association – Division A

University Council for Educational Administration

Courses (1)

Framing K-12 Problems for Inquiry