Eric Wearne is an assistant professor in the School of Education at Georgia Gwinnett College, where he teaches courses in educational assessment and foundations. His work focuses on school choice and education policy. Prior to joining GGC’s faculty, Dr. Wearne was Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement in Atlanta, where he managed the publication of the annual State Report Card and Scoreboard, facilitated several Georgia-specific research projects, and played a major role in planning and conducting statewide audits of standardized testing practices in Georgia's public schools.
Dr. Wearne’s work has been published by the Journal of School Choice, the Cato Institute, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others. Dr. Wearne has served as a founder, advisor, or teacher at charter, private, and traditional public schools, and has done extensive work with homeschoolers. He is a Senior Fellow with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and a contributing scholar to the Georgia Center for Opportunity. He began his career teaching high school English and Debate, and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Emory University, a M.A. in English Education from the University of Georgia and a B.A. in English from Florida State University. He is a member of the FEE Faculty Network.