Knoeppel wins national education finance research, service award
CLEMSON — Rob Knoeppel, chairman of the leadership, counselor education and human and organizational development department in Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has received the 2013 National Education Finance Conference Distinguished Research and Practice Fellow Award.
The award is given each year to 10 individuals who have gained national visibility by their exemplary research and/or practice in the field of public education finance. Knoeppel was honored for his research and service, which involve the intersection of school finance and education accountability policy.
Knoeppel, an associate professor, has been on the Clemson faculty since 2008. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he earned a master’s degree in school counseling and Ph.D. in educational foundations, leadership and policy from the University of Virginia. Before coming to Clemson, he served on the faculty of the University of Kentucky. He also worked as a guidance director and school counselor on the elementary, middle and high school levels. A widely published researcher, his academic interests include school finance, leadership and principalship, education accountability policy, education reform, teacher quality and educational equity and adequacy.
National Education Finance Conference
The mission of the National Education Finance Conference is to provide a forum focused on school finance to enhance education for both young and adult learners. The conference provides a venue for collaboration among legislators, post-secondary education, school district and state agency personnel, professional organizations and researchers concerned with the importance of equity, adequacy and efficiency concepts that affect state, local and federal revenue generation, distribution and expenditures.