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Stefkovich and Colleague Named Authors of the Month by Routledge

Stefkovich earns Author of the Month honors for book

stefkovich_sml.jpgby Joe Savrock (December 2010)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Jacqueline A. Stefkovich, Penn State professor of educational leadership, and Joan Poliner Shapiro, professor of education at Temple University, were named Routledge Education Authors of the Month for July 2010. Stefkovich and Shapiro were honored by Routledge for their newly released book, Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas, 3rd edition.

The book reflects an increasing interest in ethics. Through discussion and analysis of real-life moral dilemmas that educational leaders face in their schools and communities, Shapiro and Stefkovich demonstrate the application of their four ethical paradigms—the ethics of justice, care, critique, and profession.

Stefkovich is former co-director of the D.J. Willower Center for the Study of Ethics and Leadership, a program center of the University Council for Educational Administration. She has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and in law reviews. She is author of a 2006 book titled Best Interests of the Student: Applying Ethical Constructs to Legal Cases in Education (Lawrence Erlbaum Associate). She has co-authored two other books with Lawrence Rossow: The Law and Education: Cases and Materials (Carolina Press, 2005) and Search and Seizure in the Public Schools, 3rd edition (Education Law Associates, 2006).