Profile: Alan R. Shoho
Alan R. Shoho is the Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Administrative Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He spent twenty-one years previously at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he was a Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Support. He was an American Council of Education (ACE) Fellow during 2012/2013 academic year at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte serving under Chancellor Phil Dubois. His research focuses on aspiring principals and assistant principals, high school social processes, and organizational cultures. Dr. Shoho has published in a variety of venues including Leadership and Policy in Schools, Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Educational Administration, The High School Journal, and The International Journal of Educational Management. Recently, Dr. Shoho co-authored with Bruce Barnett and Ashley Oleszewski a journal article providing a comprehensive literature review on assistant principals. He served as the PI for a three-year, $300,000 Texas High School Project grant geared at preparing high school principals. He also co-authored several articles with Bruce Barnett on the challenges and experiences of new principals. In 2010, he served as the President for the University Council for Educational Administration. Dr. Shoho earned his Ed.D. at Arizona State University, M.Ed. at the University of Hawaii, and his B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering at California State University at Fullerton, whereupon he worked as an Electrical Engineer at Rockwell International designing gyroscope guidance systems for Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs).