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.
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.
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.