Involved Members

Eric WearneEric Wearne

Eric Wearne is Associate Professor in the Education Economics Center at Kennesaw State University and Director of the Hybrid Schools Project. He is the author of Defining Hybrid Homeschools in America: Little Platoons (Lexington Books, 2020). His work has been published by the Peabody Journal of Education, the Journal of School ChoiceCatholic Social Science ReviewCity Journal, and Law & Liberty, among others.  He was previously Provost at Holy Spirit College, Associate Professor of Education Foundations at Georgia Gwinnett College, Director of Data Analysis and Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement in Atlanta, and a high school English and Debate teacher.  He holds a PhD in Educational Studies from Emory University, a MA in English Education from the University of Georgia, and a BA in English from Florida State University.

John ThompsonJohn Thompson
Research Associate

John Thompson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University. Prior to joining Kennesaw State University, John was a researcher at the Texas Schools Project, where he investigated the impact of policies related to student access and success in higher education within Texas. Dr. Thompson's research interests include the Economics of Education, Program Evaluation, and Labor Economics. His research on articulation agreements in Texas has been presented at the Association for Education and Finance Policy (AEFP) and the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2019.