- Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1974
- M.Ed., University of Vermont, 1972
- B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1969
Professor Robert McNergney has been a faculty member at State University of New York, Potsdam, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and the University of Virginia. He has taught and coached in public schools in Iowa and Vermont. McNergney has co-authored three books and edited four. His writing has appeared in the Handbook of Research on Teacher Education, Educational Researcher, Journal of Teacher Education, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. McNergney wrote the Research Clues column for NEA Today for three years, served as the first secretary of Division K in American Educational Research Association (AERA), and chaired the Technology Committee for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). In the 1980s and 1990s, McNergney was part of a University of Virginia team that created Virginia’s teaching performance assessment used for state certification. He edited the book on research on effective teaching that was given by State authorities to all new teachers in Virginia. He now teaches courses in foundations, evaluation, research, and writing. McNergney is also presently working on the assessment component of Teachers for a New Era—a five-year project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Ford and Annenberg foundations to investigate the value added by higher education to K-12 schools. He is co-founder and president of CaseNEX, LLC—an education company that offers web-assisted teacher development and assessment.