EDRE Alumnus, Lynn Woodworth, Named to Lead NCES


James Lynn Woodworth, who goes by Lynn, has been picked to lead the National Center for Education Statistics in the US Department of Education.  Lynn enrolled in the Department of Education Reform‘s PhD program as part of its inaugural class in 2009. He completed his doctorate in 2013 and began work as a researcher with CREDO at Stanford University.  Before coming to the University of Arkansas, Lynn was a teacher and band instructor at Mansfield High School for 11 years.  Before that he was a Marine, where he worked in Intelligence and developed a proficiency in Arabic.

We are extremely proud of Lynn as we are of the successes of all of our Alumni.  If you would like to see a list of our graduates and their impressive accomplishments, visit this web site.  And if you are interested in joining the ranks of these amazing people, you still have until January 10 to apply to our doctoral program for next academic year.  You can read more about the program and how to apply here.

4 Responses to EDRE Alumnus, Lynn Woodworth, Named to Lead NCES

  1. George Mitchell says:


  2. Ze'ev Wurman says:

    Congratulations to both you and him!

  3. Greg Forster says:

    Surprised they chose someone with such disreputable associations. A testament to the quality of his work!

  4. Congratulations to Lynn. We need more people in high places with backgrounds in musical education.

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