Lecture: Educational Leadership in the Age of Greed: Requiem for Res Publica by Professor Fenwick English

Date: 09.26.2013

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Pauling Hall 216

Fenwick EnglishLecture by Fenwick English, R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor English, a prolific scholar and educational practitioner, is the 2013 recipient of the Living Legend Award of the National Council of Professors of Educational Leadership. The title of his talk is “Educational Leadership in the Age of Greed: Requiem for Res Publica.”


Sponsored by: The Graduate School, MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change, Soka University

Fenwick W. English, PhD is the author or co-author of over thirty-five books and has presented his research over two decades at the American Educational Research Association Divisions A and L; National Council of Professors of Educational Administration; University Council of Educational Administration; British Educational Leadership and Management Society; and the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration. He and Rosemary Papa have co-authored many texts including Restoring Human Agency to Educational Administration: Status and Strategies (2010); Turnaround Principals for Underperforming Schools (2011); and  Educational Leadership at 2050: Conjectures, Challenges, and Promises (2012). He also was the editor of The Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration (2006) two volumes for Sage; the editor of a four volume series Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration (2009) for Sage; and the editor of The Second Handbook of Educational Leadership (2011) for Sage. He was the President of NCPEA (2011-2012) and of UCEA (2006-07) respectively.

As an educational practitioner he has held the positions of assistant principal and middle school principal (California); assistant superintendent of schools (Florida); superintendent of schools (New York); associate executive director of the AASA (Virginia); National Practice Director of Elementary and Secondary Education for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (Washington, D.C.); Department Chair-University of Cincinnati (Ohio); Dean, School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne and later Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs (Indiana). He is the acknowledged “father” of the curriculum management audit and has worked in many of the large urban school systems in the U.S. including the New York City Schools; Chicago Public Schools; Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio Districts in Texas  the Orange County Public Schools in Florida; Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville) Kentucky; and the Wake County Schools (Raleigh), North Carolina.

Dr. English has conducted research on leadership in England and Australia which has led to refereed papers at AERA, UCEA, NCPEA and BELMAS which later become book chapters and research journal articles.

He has published in the highest ranked periodicals in our field including Educational Researcher, Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Studies in Philosophy and Education, Journal of Educational Administration and History (UK), Journal of Educational Administration (Australia)  and International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice.

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