Connie Hines

Constance Hines, PhD

Interim Director
Email: hines@usf.edu

Dr. Connie Hines is the interim director for the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. She is a Professor Emerita of the Educational Measurement and Research program in the USF College of Education. Her research interests include the application of statistical methods to educational data, the measurement of teacher behavior and factors that mediate the effect of teacher behavior on student achievement. Her work has been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Experimental Education, Journal of Educational and Psychological Measurement, Journal of Educational Research, American Educational Research Journal, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Howard Johnston

Howard Johnston, PhD

Interim Associate Director, David C. Anchin Center and Director, Educational Policy Information Center (EPIC)
Email: johnston@usf.edu 

Dr. Howard Johnston is the Interim Associate Director for the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Additionally, Dr. Johnston is Emeritus Professor of Teaching and Learning at the University of South Florida and co-coordinator of the Ed.D. program in Educational Innovation. In his work at the Anchin Center, Dr. Johnston's primary responsibility is to direct the activities of the Educational Policy Information Center.

Dr. Johnston has authored more than 150 works on school improvement and has presented more than 2000 invited papers, lectures, and keynote addresses in all 50 U.S. states, across Canada, and in more than a dozen countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has also consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies, foundations, the Defense Department, state education agencies, and nonprofits on improving their educational programs and philanthropic outreach.

Dr. Johnston continues to work with schools and communities to strengthen programs for children and adolescents, especially our most vulnerable youth. In addition to nine books, he has published in the NASSP Bulletin, Principal Leadership, Middle School Journal, Phi Delta Kappan, School Administrator, Schools in the Middle, the American School Boards Journal, and numerous other scholarly publications. He received his BA and MA from the State University of New York and his PhD from the University of Wyoming.

Allan Feldman

Allan Feldman, PhD

Associate Director for Educational Innovation
Email: afeldman@usf.edu 

Dr. Allan Feldman is the Associate Director for Educational Innovation in the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Additionally, Dr. Feldman is a professor of science education in the USF College of Education. For the past 20 years, his research has focused on science teacher learning and action research. He is the co-editor of the international journal, Educational Action Research. Recently he has begun to study the ways in which people learn to become science researchers in apprenticeship situations.

Although Dr. Feldman’s science background is physics, most of his current work is in the area of environmental education and global sustainability. He has been PI and co-PI of numerous NSF projects, many of which have been in collaboration with colleagues in the sciences and engineering. In addition to his research activities, he teaches and advises preservice teachers and doctoral students. He taught middle and high school science and math for 17 years before obtaining his doctorate at Stanford University.

Dr. Feldman currently serves as Principal Investigator for the Tampa Bay Wipro Science Education Fellowship Program, a program that provides science teachers in the Tampa Bay region with the tools they need to become more effective instructors, advance science education curriculum and achieve greater student success.

Rachel Hatten

Rachel Hatten

Director of Professional Development
Email: rachelhatten@usf.edu

Rachel Hatten is the Director of Professional Development in the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching.  She holds a Master of Arts in Literacy Education from the University of Minnesota and is working towards a Ph.D. in Critical Literacy and English Education.  Her research focuses on sociocultural theory and detracking efforts in privileged classroom spaces.  Previously, Ms. Hatten was a District Administrator for Pasco County Schools in the Office for Leading and Learning.  She is also a former Literacy Coach, Racial Equity Coach, and high school English teacher.

Caryn Musgrave

Caryn Musgrave

Coordinator of Advanced Placement Trainings & Professional Development Programs
Email: carynm@usf.edu 

Caryn Musgrave is the Coordinator of Advanced Placement Trainings & Professional Development Programs in the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Education and a former Hillsborough County Public Schools teacher. Ms. Musgrave plans and coordinates the Pre-AP Summer Institute, the Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) and assists with many other College of Education professional development programs.

Donna Hanney

Fiscal & Business Analyst                                                                                                                    Email: dhanney@usf.edu

Donna Hanney is the Fiscal and Business Analyst in the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Ms. Hanney relocated to the Tampa area in 2019 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and joined the Anchin Center in April 2020. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University. Ms. Hanney brings over 20 years of experience in administrative support services and business processes in education finance. 

Graduate Assistants

  • Adam Rea
  • Destiny Singleton

Student Assistants

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 Megan Ghillyer