Ted D Serrant holds a Ph.D. in Administrative and Policy Studies with a concentration on Social and Comparative Analysis on Education (SCAE) and an MEd in International and Development Education from the University of Pittsburgh; a Post-Graduate Diploma in Population and Sustainable development, University of Botswana; and a BA in Geography and Social Sciences from The University of the West Indies. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Serrant is also the recipient of the Best Dissertation Award, 2014 from the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, and the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship for outstanding work in disaster research. Dr. Serrant has served on the Science in Crisis Panel convened by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also served been involved in the development of a research agenda for the National Science Foundation (USA) on Coastline and People (COPE).
He has over 35 years of experience in education as a teacher, Head of Department, Assistant Principal, Principal, Education Officer, Senior Education Officer, Senior Planning Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and adjunct lecturer. He has also worked as Research Specialist, Senior Research Specialist, and currently, Research and Evaluation Manager at the Houston Independent School District. Over the last seven years, Dr. Serrant has conducted extensive research and program evaluation in literacy, numeracy, dyslexia, science, and district-wide programs in charter schools, teacher professional development, mentoring, Montessori schools, and equity and outreach programs, among others. He has also been a UWIOC adjunct faculty, Course Instructor, second examiner, and research supervisor from 2015 in the EdD program in Leadership in School and school systems, EdD in Leadership in Higher Education, Masters in Educational Management and Leadership, and Masters in Management.