Pete Shearon, J.D.
Research Associate I
About Mr. Shearon
Pete Shearon, a Research Associate with the Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP) at the University of Memphis, has managed or co-managed a wide range of evaluations at CREP. These include studies of the Shelby Scholars Summer Institute (the Shelby County Schools program from which the STEM Academy proposal evolved) and the STEM Academy; professional development for beginning principals, K-6 reading teachers, and nursing educators; charter school accountability and management services; enhancement of elementary guidance counseling in four West Tennessee school districts; University of Memphis programs for enrichment of high school mathematics and computer science education; in-school motivation and leadership training in Memphis City Schools; effects of the Tipton County Anti-Drug Coalition; and inmate rehabilitation and re-entry education programs in use by the Shelby County Division of Corrections, as well as academic and re-entry education for youth involved in the Shelby County juvenile justice system. His involvement with evaluations has included mixed-method design, instrument creation, testing, observations, extensive experience in conducting focus groups and interviews, training of site researchers in interview and focus group techniques, survey administration, and writing of formative and summative evaluation reports. Mr. Shearon received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1969 from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1969;
B.A., Political Science, Duke University, 1966.