Robert Crow is an Assistant Professor of Educational Research at Western Carolina University. He earned his PhD in Educational Psychology & Research while studying at the University of South Carolina. He regularly teaches Methods in Improvement Science in his institution’s doctor of education program. His research interests include improvement science and scholar-practitioner identity development in doctoral education. He currently chairs the improvement science special interest group for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate consortium and is active in creating and maintaining the Rural Improvement in School Leadership networked improvement community housed on the Carnegie Foundation’s Networked Improvement Learning System (NILS) platform.