welcome to valentine academia, a blog where i share ideas to help educational administrators + leaders inspire creative change in today's universities.

whether you're a student, a teacher, or administrator, you want new & creative resources to improve the study + practice of the age-old field of educational ADMINISTRATION & leadership. and you, my friend, have come to the right place. are you ready to learn new skills, embrace technology in new ways you never thought possible, and think creatively? good. let's get started.

actionable research & how it can improve the study and practice of educational administration + leadership

Many of the foundational articles and books I read on this subject more or less pointed to one major issue, which is that the field of educational administration and leadership is over-saturated with theoretical debate and intellectual critique. Meanwhile, there are so few concrete examples of how these theories might be applied to administrative practice...[Click to read full article]

3 easy steps to setting your 2018 educational leadership reading challenge on goodreads

In this post, I'm going to walk you through how to set up your 2018 reading challenge on Goodreads in 3 easy steps. If you haven't heard of Goodreads, it's a really useful app that you can download...[Click to read full article]

sharing academic knowledge through everyday administrative discourse + how you can get started today!

Every month, when the newest issue of University Affairs magazine is delivered to my office, I excitedly tear off the plastic and immediately flip to the back to read the column From the Administrator's Chair*. I love this column because...[Click to read full article]