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Dean GroganMargaret Grogan 

Dean of the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies

Originally from Australia, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient History and Japanese Language from the University of Queensland. She taught high school in Australia, and was a teacher and an administrator at the International School of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo where she lived for 17 years.

After graduating from Washington State University with a PhD in Educational Administration, she taught educational leadership and policy at the University of Virginia and at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Among the various leadership positions she has held at institutions and professional organizations, she served as Dean of the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University from 2008-2012, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002-2008, and she was President of the University Council for Educational Administration in 2003/2004.

A frequent keynote speaker, she has also published many articles and chapters and has authored, co-authored or edited six books including Women and Educational Leadership (with Charol Shakeshaft, 2011). Her current research focuses on women in leadership, gender and education, the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership and leadership for social justice.

Dean Grogan was recently named to the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public influence rankings for the sixth consecutive year. These rankings honor the 200 university-based education scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice.