Dr. Craig Howley is retired from Ohio University and previously directed an NSF research effort and an ERIC clearinghouse (Rural Education and Small Schools). He has a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia College, an M.A. in Gifted Education from Marshall University Graduate College, and an Ed.D. in Education Administration from West Virginia University. His primary research interests include educational scale, rural education, intellect and talent development, mathematics education, and the relationship between culture, political economy, and schooling.