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Steven Jay Gross

Temple University

Steven Jay Gross is Professor of Educational Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Temple University. His teaching, scholarship, and service center on the question of how schools can initiate and sustain deep democratic reform in a turbulent era such as ours. He has explored this question in the US and abroad in a series of books, and developed “Turbulence Theory” to help explain how and why organizational conditions become volatile.  Professor Gross has served as Editor of ASCD’s Curriculum Handbook series and is a Senior Fellow at the Vermont Society for the Study of Education. He is a co-creator of the New DEEL (Democratic-Ethical Educational Leadership), an organization of scholars and practitioners that promotes the values of democracy, social justice and authentic learning in schools through conferences, graduate course work, and writing.