Alan R. Shoho, Ed.D.
Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio; current President of University Council of Educational Administrators
Nominee: James P. Comer
His research focuses on aspiring principals and assistant principals, high school social processes, and organizational cultures. Dr. Shoho is currently leading a research team of four doctoral students to examine various social processes existing in high schools. Dr. Shoho has published in the Educational Administration Quarterly, ERS Spectrum, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Educational Administration, The High School Journal, Research in Schools, Theory and Research in Educational Administration, Journal of Special Education Leadership, and The International Journal of Educational Management. Recently, Dr. Shoho co-authored with Bruce Barnett and Mike Copland a book chapter in the upcoming Handbook of Research on Leadership Education on “The use of internship in preparing principals.” In addition, Dr. Shoho co-authored another piece on “Admissions to university-based preparation programs: Faculty assessments of current practices and implications for navigating the future” in the 15th Annual Yearbook of NCPEA. He was also the lead author for a book chapter in the Handbook of Educational Leadership entitled, “Social Justice: Seeking a Common Language.” Shoho is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Leadership and Policy in Schools and Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Shoho earned his Ed.D. at Arizona State University, M.Ed. at the University of Hawaii, and his B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering at California State University at Fullerton, whereupon he worked as an Electrical Engineer at Rockwell International designing gyroscope guidance systems for Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). He subsequently taught high school mathematics in Hawaii before moving into higher education. He teaches graduate courses in educational leadership including introduction to school administration, internship, pro-seminar, and ethics.