Bruce G. Barnett
Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio
Nominee: Michael Fullan
Dr. Barnett earned a B.A., Psychology at Arizona State University, M.A. in Psychology at Pepperdine University, and Ph.D., Educational Psychology at University of California at Santa Barbara. Before serving at University of Texas at San Antonio, he has worked at the Far West Laboratory, Indiana University, and the University of Northern Colorado. His professional interests include educational leadership preparation programs, particularly cohort-based learning and school-university partnerships; mentoring and coaching; reflective practice, leadership for school improvement, and realities of beginning principals and assistant principals. His work in these areas appears in a variety of books, book chapters, and journals including Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Educational Administration, International Journal of Urban Educational Leadership, Journal of Research on Leadership Education, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Staff Development, and Leading and Managing.
For over a decade, he has become involved in international research and program development, co-authoring books on school improvement; researching mentoring and coaching programs operating around the world; and presenting workshops in Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, and Canada. In 2008, Bruce was appointed as the Associate Director of International Affairs for the University Council for Educational Administration. His role is to: (1) increase international cooperation and partnerships, (2) encourage international memberships in UCEA, and (3) develop international research and learning opportunities. One of the current projects being implemented is the International School Leadership Development Network, a collaboration of colleagues around the world examining leadership preparation and development in different cultural contexts.