Dr. Garrett received his doctorate and a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Since joining PIRE-Louisville in October of 2004, Dr. Garrett’s work is primarily focused on professional development interventions in the areas of history education and special education. Currently, he is the PI for the evaluation component of two Teaching American History projects (“Think History” – administered by the Perry Hocking Educational Service Center, Ohio Historical Society, and Ohio University and “Freedoms’ Currents” – administered by the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, Ohio Historical Society, Northern Kentucky University, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center), which focus on improving the teaching of American History.
He also is the lead evaluator on the Congressional Academy, administered by the Ohio Historical Society. This project focuses on increasing the historical knowledge and civic engagement of Ohio high school students. All three grants originate from the Office of Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education.