Program Leadership

Carolyn M. Evertson, Ph.D., Professor of Education Emerita, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University and Director of COMP, is one of the world's leading experts on classroom management. She and her colleagues conducted the original studies on how teachers manage classrooms from the first day of school.

These and subsequent studies led to over 120 articles, chapters and books on classroom management and supporting students' social and academic learning, including two textbooks, Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers and Classroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers (both with Edmund Emmer) published in their 9th editions. Along with Carol S. Weinstein, she edited the Handbook of Classroom Management: Research, Practice and Contemporary Issues (2006) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Dr. Evertson received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas, Austin. While at Peabody College, Vanderbilt, she directed several federally funded projects on classroom teaching and teacher education. Carolyn developed COMP: Creating Conditions for Learning, to assist teachers in effective classroom management and instruction. COMP is validated by the National Diffusion Network and is included in the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Models, administered by Northwest Regional Laboratory for the Department of Education.

Jennifer Kinsey
Nashville, TN
  (615) 322-0603
Dr Kim Gulbrandson
Milwaukee, WI
  (414) 303-5441

Dr Elaine Jones
Murfreesboro, TN
  (615) 893-4768

Dr Barbara A Mullins
Forest, VA
  (434) 200-0197

Dr Inge Poole
Pinson, TN
  (731) 225-5053