Faculty & Staff - Ackerman
332 Merrill Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5749
(207) 581-3170 Phone
(207) 581-2423 Fax
1989 Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. Doctor of Education. Administration, Planning and Social Policy
1985 Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. Master of Education. Administration, Planning and Social Policy
1982 Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY. Master of Science in Education.
1971 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
2003- 2010 University of Maine, Graduate Teaching:
Theories of Educational Organizations (EAD 550)
The Principalship (EAD 615)
Leadership Styles in Education (EAD 650)
Dynamics of Change in Schools (EAD 551)
Leadership of Planning and Evaluation in Schools (EAD 561)
Educational Leadership Internship (EAD 690)
Staff Development for Educational Leaders (EAD 532)
Educational Philosophy: (EDH 662)
Group Leadership and Decision Making in Schools (EAD 562)
Educational Practicum In Doctoral Research (EDG 657)
Leadership of Curriculum (EDC 595)
Functions and Theories of School Leadership I/II (EAD 560)
Seminar in School Leadership (EDS 642)
Introduction to Educational Research (EDS 510)
Qualitative Research (EDS 571)
Advanced Qualitative Research (EDS 572)
Organizational Behavior in Education (EAD 651)
Educational Organizations from Personal, Social and Political Perspectives (EAD 564)
Educational Supervision (EAD 510)
- Leadership formation, school organization, professional development
Ackerman, R. H., & Mackenzie, S. V., Eds. (2007). Uncovering teacher leadership: Essays and voices from the field. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
“The Wounded Leader,” Ackerman, R. & Maslin-Ostriwski, P., Educational Leadership, April 2004.
Ackerman, R.H., & Maslin-Ostrowski, P. (2002). The Wounded Leader: How Real Leaderhip Emerges in Times of Crisis. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc.
Ackerman, R., L. Ventimiglia & M. Juchniewicz “The Meaning of Mentoring: Notes on a Context for Learning.” In The Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration. (Krieger Publishing 2002).
“On being wounded: Implications for school leaders,”Journal of Educational Administration, 2000.
Maslin-Ostrowski, P., Ackerman, R., “Case story.” In M.W. Galbraith (editor), Adult learning methods: A guide for effective instruction (2nd ed). (Krieger Publishing 1998.)
Ackerman, R.H., Donaldson, G.B., Van der Bogert, B. (1996). Making Sense as a School Leader: Persisting Questions, Creative Opportunities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc.
Ackerman, R.H. and Van der Bogert, B., co-editors-in-chief (1996-99), New Directions for School Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc. (New Directions is a monograph series designed to help school leaders sort through ideas and practices to understand what might work for their schools and where to begin efforts to work toward genuine and lasting improvement. Each issue brings together contributions from a unique combination of principals, teachers, school administrators, researchers and other education professionals).
Selected Chapters in Books (Reviewed/Refereed)
Ackerman, R. H., Donaldson, G. A., Jr., Mackenzie, S. V., & Marnik, G. (2011). Leadership learning that makes a difference in schools: Pushing the frontier at the University of Maine.In Macbeath and Townsend, Eds. International Handbook on Leadership For Learning. Springer Publishing.
Ackerman, R.H. (2007). Leading from the Back. In Ackerman and Mackenzie, Eds. Uncovering Teacher Leadership: Essays and voices from the field. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 383-384. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 383-384.
Maslin-Ostrowski, P., & Ackerman, R. (2004, 1998). Case story. In M. W. Galbraith (Ed.), Adult learning methods: A guide for effective instruction. (3rd ed., 2nd ed.), (pp. 297-310).Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Company.
Maslin-Ostrowski, P. & Ackerman, R. (2004). Case Story. Sage Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration.
Ackerman, R. (2002) The Meaning of Mentoring: Notes on a Context for Learning. In The Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration. Part Two (1133-1161). Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers.