Dan Mahoney, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Leadership and Administration

One of my professional goals is to improve the lives of children. I believe the best way to do that is to help teachers and administrators reflect upon and improve their professional practice. Research in school leadership indicates that student achievement...

Dr. Dan Mahoney

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Gonzaga University

M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Gonzaga University

B.A., Emphasis on Educational Psychology, Evergreen State College

Courses Taught

EDLA 540: Ethics

EDLA 565: Assessment

EDLA 653: Curriculum Development

EDLA 698: Research and Data Analysis


One of my professional goals is to improve the lives of children. I believe the best way to do that is to help teachers and administrators reflect upon and improve their professional practice. Research in school leadership indicates that student achievement is heavily influenced by the ethos of the school. An effective school ethos is characterized by faculty collegiality, collaboration, and a sense of community in which leaders demonstrate the courage to address tough issues. These are the areas in which I research, write, and teach. My primary area of research is the practical and professional ethics of teachers and administrators.

Refereed Books

Mahoney, D. J. (2008). Ethics in the classroom: Bridging the gap from theory to practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Mahoney, D. J., & Fein, A. H. (2008). Overload and collapse in the K-12 system: Essays by educators on edge. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press.

Mahoney, D. J. (2006). Ethics and the school administrator: Balancing today's complex issues. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Mahoney, D. J. (2003). An organizational, social-psychological, and ethical analysis of school administrators’ use of deception. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press.

Articles

Mahoney, D.J. (Spring, 2006). The student. College and University Media Review's "The Leader."

Mahoney, D.J., & Yoshida, M. (2006). Peer coaching: Still the critical link to improving the professional growth of teachers. Curriculum in Context, 33 (1), 25-28.

  • Professional and practical ethics of K-12 teachers
  • Professional and practical ethics of K-12 administrators