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Charles Philip Kearney
Regent's Proceedings 359

C. Philip Kearney, professor of education, School of Education, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 1998, after 18 years of service to the University of Michigan.

Professor Kearney received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Portland (Oregon) in 1954 and 1960, respectively; he was awarded his Ph.D. degree in 1967 from the University of Chicago. From 1967-68, he served as assistant superintendent of the Orange Local School District in Cleveland. From 1968-77, Professor Kearney served as associate superintendent in various capacities for the Michigan Department of Education. From 1977-80, he was associate director and then deputy director of the Institute for Educational Leadership at The George Washington University. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as professor of education in 1980.

Professor Kearney has served in a variety of roles within the School of Education. He was chair of the Program in Educational Administration and Supervision; chair of the Division of Educational Foundations, Policy, and Administration; associate dean; and director of the Bureau of Accreditation and School Improvement Studies. In 1981, he became a research scientist in the Program in Urban, Technological, and Environmental Planning. Professor Kearney has taught graduate courses in school finance, educational policy, and educational administration and has been very successful in mentoring students and collaborating with them on research and publications. His University service includes appointments on School of Education and University-wide committees, including the Military Officer Education Committee; the UTEP Area Committee; the UM/Detroit Public Schools Collaborative; and the Faculty Associates Program.

Throughout his career, Professor Kearney has been active in professional associations on the local, state, and national levels. He has served as consultant to numerous organizations, including New Detroit, Inc., Illinois Board of Education, University of North Dakota, and Interwest Applied Research. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Education Finance, International Journal of Educational Research, and Secondary Education Today, among others, and he has regularly presented papers at the annual meetings of AERA and AEFA.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming C. Philip Kearney professor emeritus of education.