David DeMatthews Nominated for a 2022 Robert W. Hamilton Book Award

The College of Education congratulates David DeMatthews, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, for being named a nominee for the 2022 Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for his book “Maximizing the Policy Relevance of Research for School Improvement.”

The Hamilton Book Awards recognize UT Austin faculty or staff members who, in the preceding calendar year, produced the best book-length publications as determined by a multi-disciplinary committee of scholars appointed by the Vice President for Research.

The second volume in the Leadership for School Improvement series, Dr. DeMatthews’ book is designed for education researchers, faculty and advanced graduate students seeking to enhance their research impact and awareness in areas related to educational policy and policy making. In addition to DeMatthews, Timothy G. Ford and Angela Urick are co-editors of the book.

Dr. DeMatthews joined the College of Education in 2018 and is also the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Faculty Fellow and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Special Education. His research focuses on equitable and inclusive school improvement, with an emphasis on leadership and policy. He began his career in education working as a teacher, campus leader and district administrator in Baltimore City Public Schools and the District of Columbia Public Schools.