Walter F. Heinecke

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1997
  • B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1983

Walter Heinecke is Associate Professor of Educational Research, Statistics, & Evaluation int he Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. He received his doctorate in Educational Policy Studies from Arizona State University. Since 1996, He has taught courses in qualitative research methods, methods of program evaluation, and educational policy studies as well as undergraduate courses on civic engagement and activism. He conducts research on technology, reform, and policy implementation in teacher education and K-12 settings as well as on citizenship and civic engagement in higher educational settings.

    Research Interests


    • Policy and instructional practice
    • Accountability policy
    • Educational technology
    • Program and policy evaluation