Shanan Chappell Moots, Ph.D., currently serves as Associate Director for Quantitative Analytics and Research Associate Professor in The Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University. She has served or is currently serving on nearly $28 million in externally funded educational research projects. Her research experience includes educational policy studies, early childhood projects, middle school math initiatives, STEM studies, military child and family educational issues, and projects focusing on college and career readiness. She has collaborated on projects with faculty at Old Dominion University, Clemson University, Kent State University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Minnesota, and with researchers from the Success for All Foundation, the National School Climate Center, the National Institute for School Leadership, and the National Math and Science Initiative. She has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports, including publications in the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, Preventing School Failure, Research in Science Education, and Online Learning. Dr. Chappell lives in coastal northeast North Carolina with her husband and their two daughters.

Contact Information

Shanan Chappell Moots, Ph.D.

Research Fellow with the National Dropout Prevention Center, Research Associate Professor and the Associate Director for Quantitative Analytics
The Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University

(757) 683-6957


Field Project
The Open Campus High School: An assessment of student recovery, engagement, and achievement

Project Location
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

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