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Karen Hunt

Core Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Hunt serves as a full time core faculty, URR, chair, and second member methodologist on EdD and PhD doctoral committees for programs in SEPL, COE. She has 12 years of teaching experience at the college level at UCONN and UGA. Her research interests include the Study of Learning Environments, Personnel Evaluation, Politics and Policy n Education.

Dr. Hunt has published in the Journal of Personnel Evaluation, is a Co-author of Teacher Evaluation system STAR, and a Member of AERA and SIGS.

Courses Taught

EDUC 8081 - Completing the Prospectus

EDUC 8090 - EdD doctoral study

EDUC - EdD Advanced Residency

EDUC - EdD Intensive Residency


PhD, Louisiana State University

MEd, Louisiana State University

BS, Louisiana State University

Awards / Honors

1994 Continuing Education Research Award, National University Continuing Education Association, 1994

Continuing Education Excellence in Research Award, Louisiana State University, 1993

Dean E.B. Robert Academic Scholarship Award, Louisiana State University College of Education, 1988

National Continuing Education Research Award, 1994

Oleson Academic Scholarship Award (1992-93, Louisiana State University, College of Education, 1992

Outstanding Dissertation in the College of Educati, Louisiana State University, 1995

Outstanding Research Paper Award (1991), 1991

Outstanding Research Paper Award, AERA SIG Licensure and Certification, 1994

Outstanding Research Paper Award, American Educational Research Association - SIG Study of Learning Environments, 1991

Outstanding Research Paper Award. Paper presented, 1994


Ellett, C., Loup, K., Evans, R., Chauvin, S., Naik, N., Hunt, K. S. (1994). A study of teachers' nominations of superior colleagues: Implications for teacher evaluation programs and the construct validity of classroom-based assessments of teaching and learning. Journal of Personnel Evaluation.


Loup, K., Hunt, K. S. (1993). An exploration of school professional learning environment characteristics, teacher self and organizational efficacy and receptivity to change and multiple indices of school effectiveness.

Loup, K., Ellett, C., Chauvin, S., Naik, N., Hunt, K. S. (1992). Comparing everyday teaching to teaching for certification: Issues and evidence from 48,000 classroom-based assessments of teaching and learning.

Loup, K., Ellett, C., Chauvin, S., Hunt, K. S. (1990). Confirmatory analyses to establish the validity of an observational system to assess teacher and learning.

Loup, K., Hunt, K. S. (1996). Development and construct validation of a measure of teacher self and organizational efficacies.

Loup, K., Ellett, C., Park, H., Naik, N., Hunt, K. S. (1994). Development, reliability and construct validity of an instrument to measure professional learning environment characteristics of schools.

Loup, K., Ellett, C., Hunt, K. S. (1989). Development, validity and reliability of elementary student and teacher measures of student involvement in the classroom learning environment.

Loup, K., Ellett, C., Hunt, K. S. (1988). Educational policy analysis centers: A national survey of role, function and relevance in educational policy making and reform.

Hunt, K. S., Nipper, K. (2006). Electronic Portfolios: Assessment and Learning for Middle School Teacher Candidates.

Hunt, K. S. (1999). Exploring the role of teachers' perceptions of self and collective efficacy in enhancement of learning environments for students and teachers in elementary and middle schools.

Loup, K., Culross, R., Ellett, C., Evans, R., Hunt, K. S. (1994). Initial development and piloting of a learning-based, classroom assessment and consultation system: New perspectives on the rhetoric of improving instruction in higher education settings.

Glascock, C., Loup, K., Ellett, C., Hunt, K. S. (1994). Policy makers' perspectives of the role, relevance and function of the educational policy centers in educational reform: Results of a five-year follow-up study.

Loup, K., Chauvin, S., Lofton, B., Hill, F., Evans, R., Hunt, K. S. (1992). Student perception, student engagement and student achievement correlates of a comprehensive, classroom-based learning environment assessment system.

Loup, K., Hunt, K. S. (1995). Teacher self and organizational efficacies: Linkages to school change and multiple indices of school effectiveness.

Ellett, C., Moffett, B., Loup, K., Claudet, J., Rugutt, J., Hunt, K. S. (1996). Measuring human caring in the helping professional: Instrument development and cross- validation in samples of nurses, social workers, and teachers.

Johnson, B., Loup, K., Hunt, K. S. (1996). Toward a theory of implementing state-level educational policy: A reconstruction of the nuances of policy logic.

Ellett, C., Loup, K., Stronge, J., Iwanicki, E., Rolnick, Z., Hunt, K. S. (1996). Looking backwards, sideways and forward: An open conversation about the Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education.