Joseph Murphy is the Frank W. Mayborn Chair of Education and Associate Dean at Peabody College of Education of Vanderbilt University. In the public schools, he has served as an administrator at the school, district, and state levels. He is a past Vice President of AERA and an AERA Fellow. His work is in the area of school improvement, with special emphasis on leadership and policy
This report presents measures of the effort, adequacy, and fairness of each state's school finance system, using a new public database compiled by researchers at ASI and Rutgers Graduate School of Education.