Doctorate in educational leadership from Oakland University. Master’s in educational leadership from Saginaw Valley State University. Bachelor’s degree in social science education from Bowling Green State University.
Daniel J. Quinn, Ph.D., is a project manager with PPA who has experience coordinating research studies on a variety of P-20 education issues in collaboration with academics and policymakers. Dr. Quinn’s skills in working across sectors to develop research questions, conduct research, and translate findings to help shape policy align well with PPA’s mission. He has experience in strategic planning, evaluation, funding, and dissemination of a nationally recognized education policy research agenda. Currently, Dr. Quinn leads the Student Voice project and is contributing to Phase II parent focus groups for the Parent Dashboard for School Transparency.
Prior to joining PPA, Dr. Quinn served as executive director for the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, where he oversaw the 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. His research interests include education policy implementation, leadership development, and teacher working conditions.
Dr. Quinn has been published in the Mid-Western Educational Researcher and Phi Delta Kappan and has presented at conferences across the country. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA).