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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Leadership in the Context of Change

November 6, 2006
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This seminar will continue our focus on the EPFP leadership development strand and examine the meaning that individuals bring to any change situation. We will examine the question of how personality preferences and types influence the meaning that we bring to the process of change.

Resource Person:

Barbara W. Markle, Ph.D.  (EPFP 1993-94)
Assistant Dean of K-12 Outreach
College of Education
Michigan State University
201 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI  48824
markle [at]

Dr. Barbara Markle is Assistant Dean of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University. In this capacity she develops and implements programs for classroom teachers, school administrators and policymakers that translate educational research to application in schools and settings where education policy decisions are made.  Dr. Markle’s public school experience includes service as a high school teacher, counselor, junior high principal, senior high school associate principal and director of curriculum.  She also served as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction in the Michigan Department of Education where she was responsible for Michigan’s education reform initiatives.  She directs several state and federal grants, and has a deep interest in school reform issues centering on teacher leadership.  Her Ph.D. is in educational administration from Michigan State University.  She is the recipient of the 2006 Educational Leadership Award from the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association.

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