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Steve Myran
Dept. Chair at Old Dominion University
Biographical Information

As a former urban public school teacher and administrator I am interested in the theory and practice dynamics between leadership, organizations, teaching, pedagogy and student learning. Influenced by Dewey’s (1902) recognition that the underlying challenges in education are imbedded in the normative organizational and social structures, I’ve been interested in unpacking and understanding these structures to identify the constraining norms and their associated practices. My current work explores theunderlying paradigmatic assumptions about learning within the field of educational leadership (Myran & Sutherland, 2018) and the various incongruent relationships between how educational leadership and educational psychology theorizes and defines learning. My goal is to foster exploration and discourse that prompts greater alignment between the leadership and organization norms of schools and the science of learning.