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M.A., University of Kentucky, 2001
B.A., University of Kentucky, 2000
Coby Meyers is the Chief of Research of the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE) and Associate Professor of Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Meyers' research focuses on understanding the role of school system leadership, especially in the context of school turnaround. Meyers has also played integral roles in various school turnaround initiatives, an area in which he has presented and published, including co-authoring the book Turning Around Failing Schools: Leadership Lessons from the Organizational Sciences and multiple journal articles. He was recognized in 2012 with the Emerging Scholar Award by the American Educational Research Association's special-interest group School Turnaround and Reform. Prior to joining the PLE in 2015, Dr. Meyers was a senior researcher at American Institutes for Research (AIR), where he managed AIR's work in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northeast and Islands. He also led beating-the-odds work for REL Midwest and REL Northeast and Islands that focused on identifying schools achieving at higher levels than expected and analyzing organizational factors that might be related to those achievement levels. He was also co-PI of the $2.5 million randomized controlled trial evaluation of the i3 eMINTS Validation Study and is a certified What Works Clearinghouse reviewer. After working as a middle and high school English language arts teacher, Meyers earned his doctoral degree in education leadership, policy, and organizations from Vanderbilt University.