Peer-reviewed journal articles
Marsh, J. & Farrell, C. (Accepted, in press for 2014). Understanding coaches and data teams as capacity building agents: A sociocultural approach. Educational Management Administration and Leadership.
Farrell, C., Nayfack, M., Smith, J. & Wohlstetter, P. (Revise and resubmit). One size does not fit all: Understanding the variation in charter management scale-up. Journal of Educational Change.
Farrell, C., Wohlstetter, P., & Smith, J. (2012). Charter management organizations: An emerging approach to scaling-up what works. Educational Policy, 26(4), 499-532. http://epx.sagepub.com/content/26/4/499.abstract
Smith, J., Wohlstetter, P., Farrell, C., & Nayfack, M. (2011). Beyond ideological warfare: The maturation of research on charter schools. Journal of School Choice, 5(4), 444-507. http://www.usc.edu/dept/education/cegov/focus/charter-schools/publications/journals/Beyond_%20Ideological%20_Warfare%202011.pdf
Wohlstetter, P., Smith, J., Farrell, C., Hentschke, G. C., & Hirman, J. (2011). How funding shapes the growth of charter management organizations: Is the tail wagging the dog? Journal of Education Finance, 37(2), 150-174. http://www.usc.edu/dept/education/cegov/focus/charter-schools/publications/journals/tail_wagging_dog_PW_GH_JS.pdf
Book, book chapters
Wohlstetter, P., Smith, J., Farrell, C. (2013). Choices and challenges: Charter school performance in perspective. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press. http://www.amazon.com/Choices-Challenges-Charter-Performance-Perspective/dp/1612505414
Farrell, C., Mathis, J., & Hentschke, G. (2009). Do “mainstream” school reforms foster the “world’s best school systems”? In Saleh, I.M. & Khine, M. S. (Eds.). Transformative leadership and educational excellence: Learning organizations in the information age. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.
Farrell, C., Nayfack, M., Smith, J., Wohlstetter, P., & Wong, A. (2009). Scaling-up charter management organizations: Eight key lessons for success. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California, Center on Educational Governance. http://www.usc.edu/dept/education/cegov/focus/charter-schools/publications/books-chapters/CMO_guidebook.pdf
Farrell, C., Smith, J., & Wohlstetter, P. (2009). Preparing for the inevitable: Planning for leadership succession at the school, charter management organization, and state agency 3 levels. (National Resource Center on Charter School Finance & Governance Policy brief). Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California, Center on Educational Governance. http://www.usc.edu/dept/education/cegov/focus/charter-schools/publications/other/Preparing_for_the_Inevitable-NewOrleans.pdf
Smith, J., Farrell, C., Wohlstetter, P., & O’Neill, P. (2009). Maximizing effectiveness: Focusing the microscope on charter school governing boards. (National Resource Center on Charter School Finance & Governance policy brief). Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California, Center on Educational Governance http://www.financeproject.org/Publications/MaximizingEffectiveness-FocusingtheMicroscope.pdf