Ph.D. Washington State University
M.A. Michigan State University
Dip.Ed. University of Queensland, Australia
B.A. University of Queensland, Australia
Margaret Grogan is currently Professor of Education in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University, California. Originally from Australia, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient History and Japanese Language from the University of Queensland. She taught high school in Australia, and was a teacher and an administrator at an international school in Japan where she lived for 17 years. After graduating from Washington State University with a PhD in Educational Administration, she taught in Principal and Superintendent Preparation Programs at the University of Virginia and at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Among the various leadership positions she has held at her institutions and professional organizations, she served as Dean of the School of Educational Studies from 2008-2012, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002-2008, and she was President of the University Council for Educational Administration in 2003/4. A frequent keynote speaker, she has also published many articles and chapters and has authored, co-authored or edited five books. Her latest one, co-authored with Charol Shakeshaft is entitled Women in Educational Leadership (2011). Her current research focuses on women in leadership, gender and education, the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership, and leadership for social justice.