Curt M. Adams is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Oklahoma and co-director of the Oklahoma Center for Educational Policy. In 2014 he was awarded the Linda Clarke Anderson Presidential Professorship for outstanding contribution to the University, field, and community through research, teaching, and service. He conducts research on the social-psychology of school systems, performance measurement, accountability, and improvement science. He is past founder and director of the San Miguel School of Tulsa, a nonprofit, gratuitous school based on the Lasallian charism of serving socially deprived students and families. Recent publications include: Self-regulatory climate: A positive attribute of schools (Journal of Educational Research); Self-regulatory climate: A social resource for student regulation and achievement (Teachers College Record); Revisiting the collective trust effect in urban elementary schools (Educational Administration Quarterly); Collective trust: A social indicator of instructional capacity (Journal of Educational Administration); Parent social networks and parent responsibility: Implications for school leadership (Journal of School Leadership); and Collective trust: Why schools can’t improve without it (Teachers College Press).