Ira Bogotch, Ph.D.


Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology
Office Number: 561-297-3558
Office Location: Boca, 47 - ED 252

I have been a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Research at FAU since 2000. My primary areas of interest are socio-cultural and historical factors influencing school leadership, leadership pedagogies, internationalizing educational leadership, and theorizing on the possible relationships between school leaders and social justice. Among my most recent articles are the following:

  • Robbins, L., Bogotch, I., & Schoorman, D. (in press). “Heartbeat of a caring school leader.” In C. Boske (Ed.). Educational leadership: Building bridges among ideas, schools and nations. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Reyes-Guerra, D., & Bogotch, I. (in press). “Curriculum Inquiry as a transformative leadership skill. In C. Shields (Ed.) Transformative Leadership Reader. New York: Peter Lang Publishers
  • Bogotch, I. (2011). US cultural history: Visible and invisible influences on leadership for learning. In T. Townsend & J. MacBeath (Eds.). International Handbook of Leadership for Learning, Chapter 2, pp. 29-50. Dordrecht, NL: Springer
  • Bogotch, I. (2011). Democracy is little “l” leadership: For every day at any time. The Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 5(1), 93-98.
  • Bogotch, I. (2011). The state of the art: leadership training and development: US perspectives above and beyond recorded history. School Leadership and Management, 31(2), 123-139.
  • Bogotch, I. (2010). A school leadership faculty struggles for democracy: Leadership education priorities for a democratic society. Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 4(4), 378-381.
  • Schoorman, D., & Bogotch, I. (2010). What is a critical multicultural researcher? A self-reflective study of the role of the researcher. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 5(3), 249–264.
  • Tooms, A., Lugg, C., & Bogotch, I. (2010). Rethinking the politics of fit and educational leadership. Educational Administration Quarterly, 46, 1, 96-130
  • Bogotch, I. & Maslin-Ostrowski (2010): Internationalizing Educational Leadership: How a university department jumps the curve from local to international. Educational Administration Quarterly, 46(2), 210-240.

Prior to returning to Florida (I have earned my Ed.D. from Florida International University), I was on the school leadership faculty at the University of New Orleans from 1990-2000. Beginning in the historic year of 1968, my educational leadership journey has taken me from New York City, Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Chapel Hill, NC, Guatemala City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Miami, New Orleans, to Boca Raton. While at FAU, I have worked on projects in Quito, Ecuador, New Orleans, LA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Glasgow/Stirling, Scotland. The majority of my service to the field has come through my work with academic journals, serving on the editorial boards for Urban Education, Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of School Leadership, The Professional Educator, The Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly and most recently the Journal of Research on Leadership Education and the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. I am currently the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Leadership in Education. Working with Sense Publishers, Tony Townsend and I wrote, edited and published three books, Leadership for Learning, MacBeath and Cheng, Radicalizing Educational Leadership, Bogotch, Beachum, Blount, Brooks, and English, and The Elusive What and the Problematic How, Townsend and Bogotch. I also served as a regional editor for the International Handbook of Leadership for Learning edited by Townsend and MacBeath (2011). And my current research is focused on editing a new International Handbook with Carolyn Shields on Social (In)Justice and Educational Leadership, with a projected publication date of 2013.

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