Dick M. Carpenter II


Dr. Carpenter serves as a professor of leadership, research, and foundations at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Carpenter has presented and published on a variety of topics ranging from educational policy to occupational licensure.  His work has appeared in academic journals, such as the Journal of Education Finance, Regulation and Governance, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Economic Development Quarterly, Peabody Journal of Education, Urban Studies, Journal of Special Education, The Forum, Education and Urban Society, Journal of Advanced Academics, Journal of School Choice, and Leadership, and magazines, such as Regulation, Phi Delta Kappan, and the American School Board Journal.  He has been quoted in newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington Times, Fort Worth Star Telegram, New York Sun, Education Week, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, San Diego Union Tribune, Detroit News, Columbus Dispatch and the Rocky Mountain News. Before working at UCCS, Dr. Carpenter worked as a high school teacher, charter school principal, and public policy analyst.