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Charles Kenneth Tanner

  • Professor, Department of Career and Information Studies (Workforce Education)

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227 River's Crossing
850 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Research Summary

  • Tanner, C. K. (In Press). Green School Characteristics, Sustainability and Student Learning. In Chan, T. C., Mense, E. G., Lane, K. E., &Richardson, M. D. (eds.), Marketing the Green School: Form, Function, and the Future. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Folds, L. D. and Tanner, C. K. (In Press). Socioeconomic status, higher-level mathematics courses, absenteeism, and student mobility as indicators of work readiness. Journal of Career and Technical Education.
  • Tanner, C. K. (2014). The interface among educational outcomes and school environment. Educational Planning. 21(3), 16-24.
  • Tanner, C. K. (2013). A case for schoolhouse aesthetics. Educational Planning. 21 (1), 2 – 15.
  • Tanner, C. K. (2012). Influences of School Layout and Design on Student Achievement. In Hattie, J. and Alderman, E. M. (eds.), International Guide to Student Achievement. Routledge Press, New York and London, England, pp. 137 – 139.


C. Kenneth Tanner, Professor of Career and Information Studies is a graduate of Florida State University. He teaches graduate courses in educational planning, policy, statistics, research, and organizational studies. His research chain takes into consideration how the physical environment influences behavior and productivity. He is conducting research projects aimed at comparing student productivity in "green" schools. Most recently his research base has extended to designing net zero learning spaces to enhance STEM programs in schools. Dr. Tanner has published and presented over 150 articles, book chapters, and academic papers. He is the primary author of four textbooks.