Robert Lynn Canady is Professor Emeritus and former chair, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy Studies, University of Virginia. He has taught in grades 4 through 12, served as principal of elementary, middle, and junior high schools, and held positions in school district central offices.
Professor Canady has worked extensively with school districts in 45 states. His major presentations have been in the areas of grading practices, active teaching strategies, implementing programs for at-risk students, and restructuring schools through various types of scheduling and instructional strategies.
Professor Canady has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching and service including the Phi Delta Kappa Distinguished Service Award, the Outstanding Professor Award in the School of Education, University of Virginia, two university-wide awards for distinguished teaching and service, and many others. He has published more than 50 articles on the topics of school scheduling and grading in respected educational journals and has co-authored five books. He and his wife, Marjorie, live in Albemarle County, Virginia, where they reared their four children.