Alex Molnar is the Director of Publications for the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) and a research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. His work has examined curriculum and instruction topics, market-based education reforms, and policy formation. He presented as a part of the IU School of Education's Miller Seminar Series on March 6.
Dr. Molnar directed the Center for Education Research, Analysis, and Innovation (CERAI) at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and for six years (1995-2001) was the principal investigator for the research evaluation of Wisconsin’s SAGE class size reduction program. From 2001-2011 he directed the Education Policy Studies Research Laboratory (EPSL) at Arizona State University.
Dr. Alex Molnar is an internationally recognized expert on school commercialism; his annual reports on commercializing trends in schools have become standard reference works for experts in the field. His most recent books are Commercialism in education: From democratic ideal to market commodity (2005) and Think tank research quality: Lessons for policymakers, the media, and the public (with Kevin Welner, Pat Hinchey and Don Weitzman) (2010).
Some of Molnar's recent publications include "School Commercialism: From Democratic Ideal to Market Commodity" (2005), and "Think Tank Research Quality: Lessons for Policymakers, the Media, and the Public" (2010).