Ph.D., 1996. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Education Organization and Leadership
M.S.Ed., 1984. Virginia Tech. Vocational Education
B.S.Ed., 1977. Virginia Tech, Industrial Arts Education
Program and Policy Evaluation
Large Scale Assessment
Teaching Incarcerated Adults
Michael Harmon, Ph.D. is a research associate for the Department of Educational Policy Studies. Since 1990, Harmon has worked in education research, evaluation and large scale assessment. His experience includes work with public, private and non-profit entities. He has served as the principal investigator on several large scale evaluations, has made numerous presentations at various state, national and international conferences and has contributed to several publications. He is a past president of the Georgia Education Research Association and has taught masters-level education research courses at the University of Georgia. He also has served as a state assessment systems peer reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education since 1999.
Prior to 1990, he was a classroom teacher for 13 years. More recently, Mike worked in the non-profit sector and is the founder and executive director of Radical Disciples, Inc., which supports missions involving education, employment and community service. He also teaches anger management courses for men and women at the Rockdale County jail as part of the Rockdale Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program. He and his family worship and serve at Conyers First United Methodist Church.