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About Dr. William Allan Kritsonis

  1. 1. About William Allan Kritsonis, PhD (Revised, November 28, 2011) Dr. Kritsonis is Professor of Educational Leadership at PrairieViewA&MUniversity –Member of the Texas A&M University System. He teaches in the PhD Program in EducationalLeadership. Dr. Kritsonis taught the Inaugural class session in the doctoral program at the startof the fall 2004 academic year. In October 2006, Dr. Kritsonis chaired the first doctoral studentto earn a PhD in Educational Leadership at PrairieViewA&MUniversity. Dr. Kritsonishaschaired 22 doctoral dissertations along with serving as a committee member on many others. William H. Parker Leadership Academy Hall of Honor In 2008, Dr. Kritsonis was inducted into the William H. Parker LeadershipAcademyHall of Honor,GraduateSchool, PrairieViewA&MUniversity – The Texas A&M UniversitySystem. He was nominated by doctoral and master’s degree students. Dr. Kritsonis Lectures at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England In 2005, Dr. Kritsonis was an Invited Visiting Lecturer at the Oxford Round Table atOrielCollege in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. His lecture was entitled theWays ofKnowing Through the Realms of Meaning. Dr. Kritsonis Recognized as Distinguished Alumnus In 2004, Dr. William Allan Kritsonis was recognized as the Central WashingtonUniversity Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Education andProfessional Studies. Dr. Kritsonis was nominated by alumni, former students, friends, faculty,and staff. Final selection was made by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Recipientsare CWU graduates of 20 years or more and are recognized for achievement in their professionalfield and have made a positive contribution to society. For the second consecutive year, U.S.News and World Report placed CentralWashingtonUniversity among the top elite publicinstitutions in the west. CWU was 12th on the list in the 2006 On-Line Education of “America’sBest Colleges.” Educational Background Dr. William Allan Kritsonis earned his BA in 1969 from CentralWashingtonUniversity,Ellensburg, Washington. In 1971, he earned his M.Ed. from SeattlePacificUniversity. In 1976,he earned his PhD from the University of Iowa. In 1981, he was a Visiting Scholar at TeachersCollege, Columbia University, New York, and in 1987 was a Visiting Scholar atStanfordUniversity, Palo Alto, California.
  2. 2. Doctor of Humane Letters In June 2008, Dr. Kritsonis received the Doctor of Humane Letters, School of GraduateStudies from Southern Christian University. The ceremony was held at the Hilton Hotel in NewOrleans, Louisiana. Professional Experience Dr. Kritsonis began his career as a teacher. He has served education as a principal,superintendent of schools, director of student teaching and field experiences, invited guestprofessor, author, consultant, editor-in-chief, and publisher. Dr. Kritsonis has earned tenure as aprofessor at the highest academic rank at two major universities. Books – Articles – Lectures - Workshops Dr. Kritsonis lectures and conducts seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. He isauthor of more than 600 articles in professional journals and several books. His popular bookSCHOOL DISCIPLINE: The Art of Survival is scheduled for its fourth edition. He is theauthor of the textbook William Kritsonis, PhD on Schooling that is used by many professors atcolleges and universities throughout the nation and abroad. In 2009, Dr. Kritsonis coauthored the textbook A Statistical Journey: Taming oftheSkew. The book has been adopted by professors in many colleges and universities throughoutthe nation. It was published by the Alexis/Austin Group,Murrieta, California. In 2008-2009, Dr. Kritsonis coauthored the book Effective Teaching in the ElementarySchool. First year teachers, as well as seasoned educators will find the chapters of this bookpacked with practical and workable solutions to typical classroom problems. In 2007, Dr. Kritsonis’ version of the book of Ways of Knowing Through theRealms ofMeaning (858 pages) was published in the United States of America in cooperation with partialfinancial support of Visiting Lecturers, Oxford Round Table (2005). The bookis the product of acollaborative twenty-four year effort started in 1978 with the late Dr. Philip H. Phenix. Dr.Kritsonis was in continuous communication with Dr. Phenix until his death in 2002. In 2007, Dr. Kritsonis was the lead author of the textbook Practical ApplicationsofEducational Research and Basic Statistics.The text provides practical content knowledge inresearch for graduate students at the doctoral and master’s levels. Dr. Kritsonis’ seminar and workshop on Writing for Professional Publication has beenvery popular with both professors and practitioners. Persons in attendance generate an article tobe published in a refereed journal at the national or international levels. Dr. Kritsonis has traveled and lectured throughout the United States and world-wide.Some recent international tours include Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Turkey, Italy,Greece, Monte Carlo, England, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland,Germany, and many more. Founder of National FORUM Journals – Over 4,000 Professors Published Dr. Kritsonis is founder of NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS(since 1983). Thesepublications represent a group of highly respected scholarly academic periodicals. Over 4,000
  3. 3. writers have been published in these refereed, peer-reviewed periodicals. In 1983, he foundedthe National FORUM of Educational Administration and Supervision – now acclaimed bymany as the United States’ leading recognized scholarly academic refereed journal in educationaladministration, leadership, and supervision. In 1987, Dr. Kritsonis founded the National FORUM of Applied EducationalResearchJournal whose aim is to conjoin the efforts of applied educational researchers world-wide withthose of practitioners in education. He founded the National FORUM of Teacher EducationJournal, National FORUM of Special Education Journal,National FORUM of MulticulturalIssues Journal, International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity,International Journal of Management, Business, and Administration, and the DOCTORALFORUM– National Journal forPublishing and Mentoring Doctoral Student Research. TheDOCTORAL FORUM is the only refereed journal in America committed to publishing doctoralstudents while they are enrolled in course work in their doctoral programs. In 1997, heestablished the Online Journal Division of National FORUM Journals that publishesacademic scholarly refereed articles daily on the website: www.nationalforum.com. Over 500professors have published online. In January 2007, Dr. Kritsonis established Focus: OnColleges, Universities, and Schools. Professorial Roles Dr. Kritsonis has served in professorial roles at Central Washington University,Washington; Salisbury State University, Maryland; Northwestern State University, Louisiana;McNeese State University, Louisiana; and LouisianaStateUniversity, Baton Rouge in theDepartment of Administrative and Foundational Services. In 2006, Dr. Kritsonis published two articles in the Two-Volume Set of the Encyclopedia ofEducational Leadership and Administration published by SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks,California. He is a National Reviewer for the Journal ofResearch on Leadership, UniversityCouncil for Educational Administration (UCEA). In 2007, Dr. Kritsonis was invited to write a history and philosophy of education for theABC-CLIO Encyclopedia of World History.Contact InformationDr. Kritsonis17603 Bending Post DriveHouston, Texas77095Home: 281-550-5700; Cell: 832-483-7889williamkritsonis@yahoo.comWebsite: www.nationalforum.com