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Steve Gross
Faculty at Temple University
Biographical Information

Steven Jay Gross is Professor of Educational Administration at Temple University. Gross’s teaching, books, articles and research activities focus on initiating and sustaining democratic reform in schools and Turbulence Theory. His books include: The Handbook on Ethical Educational Leadership (2014) (co-edited with Christopher Branson), Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times (2008,2013)(co-authored with Joan P. Shapiro), Leadership Mentoring: (2006), Staying Centered: Curriculum Leadership in a Turbulent Era (1998) and Promises Kept: Sustaining School and District Leadership in a Turbulent Era (2004).


Gross served as Editor of ASCD’s Curriculum Handbook series and as a Senior Fellow at the Vermont Society for the Study of Education. Gross was also Chief of Curriculum and Instruction for the State of Vermont, Associate Professor of Education at Trinity College of Vermont, and Curriculum and Staff Development Director for the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union in Vermont and a high school social studies teacher in Philadelphia. Gross earned his undergraduate degree in history at Temple University, masters’ degree


Gross is a leading figure in a movement called the New DEEL (Democratic-Ethical Educational Leadership) and serves as the Founding Director of the New DEEL Community Network at Temple University. The New DEEL promotes the values of democracy, social justice and authentic learning in schools and includes colleagues from over thirty universities as well as numerous school districts in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Hong Kong, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Jamaica. Gross has been Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar (Australian Catholic University) and is on the roster of the Fulbright Specialist Program