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Dr. Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change, and Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Educational Change of the American Educational Research Association. His work in education spans from the microlevel of assisting beginning teachers to the macrolevel of designing and guiding research and intervention projects for school districts, states and provinces, and nations. Dennis and his colleague Andy Hargreaves are working on a $500,000 grant with Education Northwest to improve rural schools in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. Previously he served on a team for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development studying improvements to lower secondary education in Norway. The findings of much of his international research are presented in two books with Andy entitled The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change and The Global Fourth Way: The Quest for Educational Excellence.

For 6 years, Dennis led a teacher inquiry project in Boston that has been published in The Mindful Teacher. Dennis has presented his research and led professional development workshops in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In March 2014, Dennis travelled to Singapore as the C.J. Koh Chair at the National Institute of Education. He earned his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

You can email Dennis Shirley at shirleyd@bc.edu or follow him on Twitter at @dennisshirley.

Publications by Dennis Shirley

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He currently is working on a new book entitled "Achieving with Integrity: Towards Mindful Educational Change," that will be available in 2015.