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Dr. Margaret Grogan

Professor, Dean of Attallah College
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Expertise: Women in Leadership; Gender and Education; Educational Leadership for Social Justice; 21st Century Learning Environments
Office Location: Reeves Hall 104
Scholarly Works:
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The University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts
Michigan State University, Master of Arts
Washington State University, Ph.D.


Margaret Grogan is Dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, California. 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 her 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 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.