The Atlanta Music Project (AMP) has selected Doug Hearrington, educational leadership, counseling, and special education, to serve as an evaluator of the organization’s after-school enrichment program.
According to Hearrington, the Atlanta Music Project is a non-profit organization that provides intense music education and tutoring for underserved youth in the Atlanta area.
“I am very honored to be working with the Atlanta Music Project, because it is organizations like AMP that help students strive for excellence in every area of their lives,” said Hearrington.
Throughout this one-year study, Hearrington says he and his research team will distribute assessments and conduct interviews with parents and students. After which, he and his team will use the data gathered from these interviews to review factors such as how AMP benefits the community and the overall improvement of the self-esteem and academic success of the students.
Although the collecting process will take several weeks, Hearrington hopes to have the results from his evaluation available in the spring or summer of next year.
Hearrington, who joined the ASU faculty this year, is a member of several organizations including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Eastern Educational Research Association, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
His research on technology and education has been published in numerous publications, and he has presented his work at several conferences including the Georgia Educational Technology Conference and the American Educational Research Association meeting.
Hearrington received a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, and he obtained masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.