Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Rhodes’ expertise lies in the politics of K-12 education policymaking in the United States. He has studied the origins and development of standards, testing, and accountability policies at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as citizens’ responses to and attitudes about these policies. He also studies how presidents relate to their political parties, and how this affects the development and implementation of public policies. He has worked with the U.S. State Department on a variety of programs to educate foreign students about American politics.
Rhodes has been quoted extensively in local, state, and international media.