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Assistant Professor of Education

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Governors State University

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University Park, IL, United States

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Dr. David Conrad joined the faculty of Governors State University in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Education and coordinator of the Educational Administration program. He teaches graduate courses for aspiring school leaders, specializing in law and management.

He earned the Doctor of Education in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois in 2018. His mixed methods dissertation studied the micropolitics of teacher evaluation reforms implemented in Illinois public schools. His additional education includes a B.S. in Music Education from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.M.Ed. in Music Education from Illinois State University, M.A. in Educational Administration from Governors State University, and a graduate certificate in Legal Aspects of Schools from University of Illinois-Springfield.

As an emerging scholar, Dr. Conrad presents research and best practices at state and national education conferences, including sessions for the Education Law Association (ELA), Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL), University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Illinois Principals Association (IPA), Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), and Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA). His scholarship has been published in Journal of Education Human Resources, Leadership and Policy in Schools, International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, Journal of School Administration Research and Development, Phi Kappa Phi Forum, National Federation of High Schools Music Journal, and Irish Music Teacher. He also reviews articles for several peer-reviewed education journals.