Kieran M. Killeen

University of Vermont

KIERAN KILLEEN is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont, and also the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Non-Degree Programs for the College of Education and Social Services. He was a middle school special education teacher and participant in the Teach For America national teacher corps. Dr. Killeen has served on the governing board for the Association for Education Finance and Policy and the Sociology of Education Association, and held editorial appointments in related academic journals. His current research interests focus upon non-traditional resources in education finance, teacher labor markets and highly transient or mobile school children. His publications appear in the Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, Education Finance and Policy Journal, Journal of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Education and Urban Society, the Journal of Education Finance, the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management. In 2019, Dr. Killeen was the co-recipient of AERA's Division L Policy Report of the Year for his work on special education finance reform in Vermont. As well, he has published reports on New York State's school district reform for the Brookings Institution and the Education Finance Research Consortium. Dr. Killeen holds a Ph.D. in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education and a M.R.P. in Regional Planning from Cornell University.