Dr. Arnold has four decades of experience in education ranging from classroom teaching to the superintendency to college teaching. His professional interests include action research, supervision and instruction of student teachers, block scheduling, effective schools research, comparative education, classroom management, and foundations of education.

Dr. Arnold was one of ten administrators selected by the Virginia Department of Education to participate in a Study Seminar in Germany, and was selected by Virginia Tech to participate in a Leadership and Ethics Conference at Oxford University, Oxford, England.

Dr. Arnold teaches a Seminar in Education class, A Practicum in Education class, a Connections Comparative Education class, and supervises secondary practicum and student teachers. Dr. Arnold coordinates outreach projects through the Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium and Foundation. Dr Arnold serves as program director for the M. Ed. in Professional Studies program.

In addition to conducting professional development workshops for public school systems, Dr. Arnold has directed several MSP Math and Science Grants, written articles for the NASSP Bulletin, the American School Board Journal, the International Journal of Instructional Media, and contributed to an article in an Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development publication. One of his articles was reprinted in Practical Action Research: A Collection of Articles, by Corwin Press. Dr. Arnold has twice been named Phi Delta Kappa Southwest Virginia Educator of the Year.


  • A Comparison of Achievement in 7 A/B Block Schedule Schools and 7 Period Traditional Schedule Schools.

Educational Background

B.S., East Tennessee State University, M.A Ed., Virginia Tech, Ed.D., Virginia Tech