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Leadership and Social Justice: The Power and Place for A Critical Spirituality
The Second Annual Dr. Barbara L. Jackson, Ed.D. Lecture

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 6 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center | Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th St., New York City

This year's Dr. Barbara L. Jackson, Ed.D. Lecture will feature Michael E. Dantley, Ed.D., dean of Loyola University Chicago's School of Education.


Dr. Michael E. Dantley is a professor and former Dean at the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to coming to Loyola University of Chicago, Dr. Dantley served as professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Prior to his position as department chair, Dr. Dantley served as the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and before that position, Dr. Dantley served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education, Health and Society at Miami. When not serving in his administrative capacity at the university Dr. Dantley taught courses in organizational and leadership theory, ethics and leadership, critical spirituality, leadership and social justice, the principalship, educational leadership theory and philosophy and change in the department of Educational Leadership.

Dr. Dantley's research focuses on leadership, spirituality and social justice. He is currently, however pursuing research that explores what he calls prophetic justice, which is designed to deepen notions of social justice and educational leadership, grounded in critical spirituality.

Dr. Dantley's scholarship has been published in the Educational Administration Quarterly, the Journal of School Leadership, the International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Education and Urban Society, Urban Education and the Journal of Negro Education. He has written chapters in edited texts including the new Sage Handbook of Educational Leadership, the newest Routledge Handbook on Educational Leadership; Leadership for Social Justice: Making It Happen; Inspiring Practice: Spirituality and Educational Leadership; Keeping the Promise: Educational Leadership and the Promise of Democracy in Our Time; Culture, Curriculum and Identity in Education; African American Perspectives on Leadership in Schools: Building a Culture of Empowerment; Integrated but Unequal: Black Faculty in Predominately White Space; Turnaround Leadership: Deans of Color as Change Agents; and Transformative Leadership: A Reader (Counterpoints: Studies in Postmodern Theory of Education).

Dr. Dantley lectures at universities throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on current issues in urban school leadership and is a frequent presenter at the American Education Research Association's annual conference and the University Council for Educational Administration, where he served as President and a member of the Executive Committee for a number of years.

For more information, contact Jake Braithwaite at 212-636-7501 or


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