Roger WiemersDr. Roger Wiemers, Professor of Education

Contact Info:


Office Location: Ezell 153-E

Faculty Phone:  615.966.7067

Faculty Fax: 615.966.7628

Teaching Information:

Title:  Professor,  Ed.D.

Courses:  EG 7173 Applied Research Seminar, EG 7133 Organizational Theory and Practice, EG 7213 Research II: Qualitative Methods- Education, EG 7143 Research I: Quanitative Researsh Methods in Education

Start Date at Lipscomb: May 2011


  • B.A. (International Bible Seminary)
  • M.Ed. (Tennessee State University)
  • Ed.D. (Tennessee State University)

Area of Expertise:

  • Social science research and statistics
  • Global education

Primary Research Interest:

  • Ethical decision making
  • Legislation on use of student achievement data for teacher and principal evaluation
  • Global education concerns

Awards and Honors:

  • Fulbright Senior Research Fellow 2007-08
  • NASA Technology Training Recipient 2000

Professional Affiliations:

  • Treasurer (and Past President) – World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (NAC)
  • Associate Editor – The Journal of Interdisciplinary Education
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Editorial Board, The International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research
  • Curriculum Advisor, VolkSoft, Inc., Administrative software for schools (EZ School)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Curriculum Inquiry, 2007-present
  • ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)


  • Wiemers, R., Shutt, T., & Piro, J. (2012).  An ethical approach to building a positive school climate.  The Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, 11(1).
  • Piro, J., Wiemers, R., & Shutt, T. (2011). Using student achievement data in teacher and principal evaluations: A policy study.  International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 6(4). Retrieved from Connexions Web site:
  • Wiemers, R. (Ed.) (2011). Educating for social justice. (June 2011 issue).  The Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, 10(1).
  • Wiemers, R., Starlin, C. & Flores, P. (Eds.) (2010). Curriculum opportunities for fostering peace in a diverse global community. (June 2010 issue).  The Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, 9(1).
  • Aziz, A., Tegegne, F., & Wiemers, R. (2009).  Benefits of hands-on biotechnology training workshops for secondary educators and college students.  The Journal of Biotech Research, 1(3).


  • An Ethical Approach to Building a Positive School Climate, presented at the Biennial Conference of the North American Chapter of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, Austin, TX, with Tammy Shutt and Jody Piro, Oct. 2011.
  • Research Originality in Education, presented at Andhra University, Vizakhapatnam, A. P., India, August 2001 (by invitation).
  • Teacher Effectiveness in a post Race-to-the-Top Paradigm: The Student Achievement Measures of First Year Traditionally and Alternatively Licensed Teachers in Tennessee, presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) Conference, Tampa, FL, with Jody Piro and Tammy Shutt, April 2011.
  • Using Student Achievement Date in Tennessee Teacher and Principal Evaluations: A Policy Study, presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) Conference, Tampa, FL, with Tammy Shutt and Jody Piro, April 2011.
  • Innovation and Originality in Research (keynote address), presented at the International Research Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, November 2009 (by invitation).

Previous Experience:

  • Tennessee State University – Professor, Doctoral Program Coordinator