Dr. Quinn holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and a bachelor’s in social science education. His academic work has been published in the Mid-Western Educational Researcher and Phi Delta Kappan and has been presented at conferences across the country.
Also notable: In 2019, Dr. Quinn was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve on Michigan’s A-F Peer Review Panel. Dr. Quinn serves on the board of directors for the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, and is a member of the Michigan Association for Evaluation and the American Educational Research Association.
Dr. Quinn is an experienced organizational leader, consensus builder, public speaker, and facilitator. Dr. Quinn has expertise from a multitude of perspectives and is skilled at coordinating research in collaboration with academics, policymakers, and government and organizational leaders. He has experience leading focus groups and town hall meetings, as well as gathering stakeholder input in public settings.
His background includes strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, program and policy evaluation, and organizational leadership development. His current research interests include education policy implementation, organizational development, and teacher working conditions.
Prior to joining PPA, Dr. Quinn served as executive director for the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, where he oversaw a nationally recognized research agenda. He also taught secondary-level social studies for 19 years, with emphasis on economics, before focusing his career on policy. He has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville and Oakland University teaching policy analysis and action research methods.
Clients value his ability to provide customized consulting services; giving his clients new and deeper understanding to enhance their programs, practices, and policies.