Jacqueline A. Stefkovich

Jacqueline A. Stefkovich
Professor Emeritus
Department of Education Policy Studies

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Jacqueline A. Stefkovich
Jacqueline A. Stefkovich is Professor Emeritus in The Department of Education Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University (USA) and is currently a Fulbright Fellow working with faculty at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She holds a doctoral degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Professor Stefkovich has worked in educational settings for over forty years as a teacher, guidance counselor, state-level administrator, educational consultant, and university professor, department head and associate dean for research. She has authored or co-authored five books on ethics, law, and policy as related to public schools. Her most widely-read book, adopted by some 80 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, and now in its 4th edition, is Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas (with Joan Shapiro).  She has also published over sixty book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Stefkovich has conducted research and/or presented papers at international conferences in Australia, Canada, Colombia, South Africa, and New Zealand as well as in the U.S.  She has taught graduate courses in Tokyo Japan and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Australian Catholic University in the summer of 2016.