Profile: Sharon Kruse
Sharon D. Kruse is Academic Director and Professor at Washington State University Vancouver. Her scholarship broadly addresses two concerns, (1) to help teachers and school leaders better understand the key role leadership plays in schools and (2) to explore how education is currently structured and influenced by social and organizational complexity. Kruse’s interests in education and organizational change are an extension of her desire to encourage district and school improvement, the development of communal leadership, and social justice through institutional and systemic reform. Her recent books include Educational Leadership, Organizational Learning, and the Ideas of Karl Weick: Perspectives on Theory and Practice(with Bob Johnson, Routledge) and A Case Study Approach to Educational Leadership(with Julie Gray, Routledge). Kruse is past editor of the Journal of Research on Leadership Education and current Director of the UCEA Center for Educational Administration.