Robert Crow is an associate professor of educational research at Western Carolina University where he teaches courses in improvement science in the institution's doctoral and masters programs in educational leadership. Dr. Crow's research interests include improvement science and scholar practitioner development. He is the co-editor of the recent publication, The Educational Leader’s Guide to Improvement Science: Data, Design and Cases for Reflection. He co-authored the recent book, The Improvement Science Dissertation in Practice: A Guide for Faculty, Committee Members, and their Students. Dr. Crow currently co-leads the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) improvement science CPED improvement group (IS-CIG).