Hugh is a first-year doctoral candidate as an Erickson Research Fellow. Hugh has achieved a BA (History major) and two MA degrees (Curriculum and Teaching & K-12 Administration) from Michigan State University. During the course of his Masters work, Hugh focused his interest on the role of peer coaching and mentoring as pathway for teacher development.
Hugh has also spent the last eight years in the classroom as a Social Studies educator, department chair and leader in the development of school community. Hugh's research interests range from the impact of technology in the classroom to the continued development of peer-to-peer mentoring and coaching programs through professional development programs to develop the capacity of the teaching cadre in American schools.
With a strong belief that American schools can be the best in the world, Hugh hopes to further the development of the instructional capacity of teachers in the classroom that provides meaningful and beneficial experiences for the student.