Senior Fellow, Education
Dr. Jon Eckert is Professor of Educational Leadership and the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair at Baylor University. Dr. Eckert has more than two decades of experience in education, including teaching and coaching students from Grades 4 to 7 outside of Chicago and Nashville for 12 years.
He has also served as Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education, in both the Bush and Obama administrations on teaching quality issues.
Dr. Eckert’s research interests include collective leadership, teaching effectiveness, and science education. In the last 10 years, he has written and worked on grants worth more than $300 million involving schools and districts across the United States. Dr. Eckert has also conducted education research for the U.S. Department of Education, the Carnegie Foundation, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and the Center for Teaching Quality.