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Kenneth Leithwood  

Dr. Leithwood is Emeritus Professor at OISE/University of Toronto and advisor to the Leadership Development Branch of Ontario's Ministry of Education.

Dr. Leithwood is Emeritus Professor at OISE/University of Toronto and advisor to the Leadership Development Branch of Ontario's Ministry of Education. His research and writing is about school leadership, educational policy and organizational change. He has published extensively on these topics. For example, he is the senior editor of both the first and second International Handbooks on Educational Leadership and Administration (Kluwer Publishers, 1996, 2003). His most recent books include Linking Leadership to Student Learning (2012, Jossey Bass), Leading School Turnaround (2010, Jossey Bass), Distributed leadership: The state of the evidence (2009, Routledge), Leading With Teachers� Emotions In Mind (2008, Corwin), Making Schools Smarter (Corwin, 3rd edition, 2006) and Teaching for Deep Understanding (Corwin, 2006). With colleagues, he has recently completed one of the largest studies of its kind about how state, district and school-level leadership influences student learning. Professor Leithwood is the inaugural recipient of the University of Toronto's Impact on Public Policy award, AERA's 2011 Outstanding Leadership Researcher Award, and the 2012 Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Council for Educational Administration. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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