Robert Lynn Canady
Professor Emeritus


  • Calendars and scheduling
  • Grading

Robert Lynn Canady is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy Studies at the University of Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University, his master’s in curriculum and instruction from Peabody-Vanderbilt University and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee, where he majored in administration and supervision with collateral studies in educational psychology and industrial and personnel management.Canady has worked with school districts in 46 states and with schools in the Virgin Islands and Dependent Schools in Germany. His major presentations have focused primarily on grading practices, active teaching strategies, implementing programs for at-risk students, accelerating literacy achievement in the primary grades, and restructuring schools by using a variety of scheduling and instructional strategies. 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 at the University of Virginia, and two university-wide awards for distinguished teaching and service.