Biography
In our leadership programs, we engage students from around the globe in powerful professional communities to construct theories of practice that deepen our understanding of socially just leadership, and strengthen our capacity to change our world.

Mary Herrmann's primary scholarship interests include leadership development and organizational learning and improvement. Mary is particularly focused on the social, psychological and ethical dimensions of leadership in her clinical work with aspiring principals and superintendents. Mary has extensive PK-12 administrative experience as a school district superintendent and principal.

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Education

B.S., Sociology, Psychology, Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin - Madison

M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research & Service

Mary Herrmann's primary scholarship interests include leadership development, decision-making, and organizational learning and improvement. Mary is particularly focused on the social, psychological and ethical dimensions of leadership.

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Publications

Herrmann, M. (2017). Decide to Lead: Building Capacity and Leveraging Change Through Decision-making. Rowman & Littlefield.  link >

Herrmann, M. (2015). Becoming an Adaptively Authentic Leader. AASA School Administrator, 72 (Oct. 2015/Number 9), 35 - 37.  link >

Herrmann, M. (2016). Book Review - Be the Change: Reinventing School for Student Success. ( Nov. 2016 ed vol. 10, pp. 38-39). Alexandria, VA: AASA School Administrator.

Herrmann, M. (2015). Book Review - Learning to Improve, How America's schools can get better as getting better. ( 11 ed vol. 72, pp. p.41). Alexandria, VA, USA: AASA School Administrator.

Herrmann, M. (2014). Reviewed - Data Wise: A step-by-step guide to using assessment results to improve teaching and learning. School Administrator Journal ( 6 ed vol. 71,). Alexandria, VA, United States: The School Administrator.  link >

Herrmann, M. (2013). Can Neuroscience Inform our Rewards and Threats? AASA - The School Administrator, 70 (Number 5), pages 14-15.  link >

Herrmann, M. Book Review, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. AASA, Alexandria, VA: School Administrator.

Teaching

Mary seeks to provide a thoughtful and practical context for effective leadership practices in introductory leadership and clinical/experiential courses. In addition she teaches school and district level improvement, the superintendency, the supervision of learning centered environments. and human resource management.

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Courses

Intro to Educational Leadershp (EOL 540) Multiple perspectives for understanding theory and practice in the governance and operation of complex organizations in P-12 school systems. Focusses on leadership development and the changing role of the school leader in leading learning-focused schools dedicated to significant and continuous growth for every student.

Supervision of Learning Envir (EOL 541) This section meets May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019.

Leading School Improvement (EOL 543) This section meets January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, April 8, 15, 2020. Online sessions TBD.

School District Improvement (EOL 544) This section meets January 24-25, February 21-22, March 13-14, April 24-25, 2020.

School District Improvement (EOL 544) This section will meet on the following weekends: January 25-26, February 15-16, March 1-2, and April 12-13.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section will meet August 29, October 3, November 28, 2017.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section will meet August 22, September 26, November 7, 2018.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section meets January 23, February 27, April 10, 2019.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section will meet August 28, October 2, November 6, 2019.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section meets January 22, February 19, April 16, 2019.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section will meet August 29, October 3, November 14, 2018.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section meets January 24, March 7, May 2, 2018.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section will meet September 5, October 10, November 28, 2018.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section meets February 6, March 6, April 3, 2019.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) Direct experience in the study of educational problems of concern to administrators; features an action component whereby the student is provided with opportunities for assuming responsibility for decision making in a live or simulated setting; each student works under the supervision of a professor, and where possible and appropriate, a practicing administrator.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section will meet August 24, October 5, November 30, 2017.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section meets January 31, March 7, April 25, 2018.

Clinical Experience Admin (EOL 560) This section meets January 22, April 29, 2020. Online session TBD.

The School Superintendency (EOL 563) This class meets Fridays 530-930P and Saturdays 830-400P, on the following weekends: Jan 26-27, Feb 16-17, March 2-3, April 27-28.

The School Superintendency (EOL 563) This section will meet September 8-9, 29-30, October 27-28, November 17-18, 2017.

Herrmann, Mary

Clinical Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

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Champaign, IL 61820

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