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The Establishment Clause prohibits states from establishing an official religion. Thus, a public university may not denominate itself as a religious school, nor may the state directly fund

In 1995 the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the City College of New York could reduce the term of Leonard Jeffries, a black studies professor and chairman at the school, based on an off-campus speech he made in 1992.
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a private religious school. At the same time, the Free Exercise Clause prohibits states from restricting individuals in the practice of religion. Thus, a public university may not permit all student groups except for religious groups to use its facilities. Maintaining a balance between the two clauses is not simple, and it has generated controversy in two principal areas: the extent to which the state may fund attendance at private religious schools indirectly, and the extent to which public schools may fund religious activities on campus directly.

Public Funding of Private Religious Practice In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602, 91 S. Ct. 2105, 29 L. Ed. 2d 745 (1971), which defined the scope of the Establishment Clause. In Lemon, the Court held that a state policy or practice violates the Establishment Clause if it fails to satisfy a three-part test: First, the policy must serve a secular purpose. Second, the primary effect of the policy cannot be to advance or inhibit religion. Third, the policy cannot foster an excessive entanglement of the state with religion.

Unfortunately, the Lemon test is easier to state than to apply, and it has led to numerous lawsuits concerning the relationship of state-funding programs to private religious organizations. Generally, a state law that provides benefits to individuals without regard to religion does not violate the Establishment Clause even if an individual uses the state benefits for a religious purpose. For example, in Witters v. Washington Department of Services for the Blind, 474 U.S. 481, 106 S. Ct. 748, 88 L. Ed. 2d 846 (1986), the U.S. Supreme Court held that a blind Washington resident was eligible for state vocational rehabilitation assistance, even though he planned to use the funds to complete his religious training at a Christian college. The Court held that payment of public assistance by the state satisfied the Lemon test because the aid was provided directly to the individual, was not skewed toward religion in any way, and created no financial incentive for students to undertake religious education. Furthermore, the Court noted that the primary effect of the assistance program was not to advance religion and that religious programs would not benefit in any significant or disproportionate way from the state program.

In contrast, in Stark v. St. Cloud State University, 802 F.2d 1046 (1986), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that a state university violated the Establishment Clause by permitting education students to satisfy their student-teaching requirement at parochial schools. The court noted that the public university approved the use of religious schools, including them on a list of appropriate schools for student teaching, and that because of this, the university had entangled itself excessively with religion.

Public Schools and Religious Activity Funding of religious activities in public schools requires similar BALANCING. The U.S. Supreme Court held in 1995 that a public university may fund a student-run religious publication without violating the Establishment Clause. In Rosenberger v. Rector of the University of Virginia, 515 U.S.819, 115 S. Ct. 2510, 132 L. Ed. 2d 700 (1995), a sharply divided Court considered a Christian student group's claim that the university's refusal to pay the publication costs of its newspaper, even though it paid the costs of printing other student publications, violated the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. The university had convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that it had a compelling interest in not funding the newspaper: specifically, to avoid violating the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which prohibits the government from establishing, or promoting, religion. Before the U.S. Supreme Court, the university backed off on this argument and instead stated that it had a right to be selective in its choice of recipients of public funds (i.e. university student fees). The Court considered both arguments and found that the university's policy regarding the distribution of monies from student fees was neutral, that is, that it could not be seen as a policy designed to advance religion; the Court therefore concluded that the free speech rights of the student publication prevailed and ordered the university to pay the publication costs of the Christian student group's newspaper.

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About Dr. William Allan Kritsonis

WILLIAM ALLAN KRITSONIS was recognized as the Central Washington University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Education and Professional Studies. He was honored by the Texas National Association for Multicultural Education as Professor, Scholar, and Pioneer Publisher for Distinguished Service to Multicultural Research Publishing. The ceremony was held at Texas A&M University-College Station. He was inducted into the prestigious William H. Parker Leadership Academy Hall of Honor. He was an Invited Visiting Lecturer at the Oxford Round Table at Oriel College in the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Dr. Kritsonis was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Teacher College in New York, and Visiting Scholar in the School of Education at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
In May 2015, Dr. Kritsonis participated in the Think Tank on Global Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The think tank focused on how to help students develop intercultural awareness, knowledge of global issues, and multilingualism.
He served on a national think tank appointed by the Secretary of Education in 2012-15 for Providence Rhode Island Schools with sessions conducted at Brown University in the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. In 2013, he was a nominee for the Outstanding Texas Educator Award exemplifying the leadership of John Ben Shepperd for public leadership education, ethics, and public service.
He is Founder of National FORUM Journals (Since 1982). Professor Kritsonis is the author of numerous articles as well as author or coauthor of several books.
He has served as an elementary school teacher, elementary and middle school principal, superintendent of schools, director of student teaching and field experiences, professor, author, consultant, and journal editor. Dr. Kritsonis has considerable experience in chairing PhD dissertations and master thesis and has supervised practicums for teacher candidates, curriculum supervisors, central office personnel, principals, and superintendents. He also has experience in teaching in doctoral and masters programs in elementary and secondary education as well as educational leadership and supervision. He has earned the rank as professor at three universities in two states, including successful post-tenure reviews.
Dr. Kritsonis has traveled and lectured extensively throughout the United States and world-wide. Some international travels include Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Monte Carlo, England, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Germany, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Switzerland, Grand Cayman, Haiti, St. Maarten, St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Nassau, Freeport, Jamaica, Barbados, Martinique, Canada, Curacao, Costa Rico, Aruba, Venezuela, Panama, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Latvia, Spain, Honduras, and many more. He has been invited to lecture and serve as a guest professor at many universities across the nation and abroad.
Dr. William Allan Kritsonis is presently Professor of Educational Leadership at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in the College of Education within The University of Texas System. He teaches in the MA Principal and Superintendent Certification and preparation programs along with assisting to develop a new doctoral program. He earned his PhD from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, MEd from Seattle Pacific University, and BA from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington.

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MENTORED RESEARCH - Dr. Kritsonis
Mentoring and Teaching Doctoral and Master’s Students and Colleagues
To Write for Professional Publication in National Refereed Journals

2010 (15 Pubs)

Kuklina, S. S., Butler, N. L. & Kritsonis, W. A. (2010).Uncomfortable Topics
for Russian Students to Discuss during English Classes. Perfection of
Foreign Language Teaching at Universities and Schools, 14.
Vyatka State University of Humanities, Kirov, Russia

Butler, N.L., Pirog, R., Elcome,C. & Kritsonis,W.A. (2010). Are Some Topics Uncomfortable
for Polish Secondary School Learners to Discuss During English Classes? Perfection of
Foreign Language Teaching at Universities and Schools, 14.
Vyatka State University of Humanities, Kirov, Russia

Johnson, P. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Greener Schools, Greater Learning, and the LEED Value.
DOCTORAL FORUM: National Journal for Publishing and Mentoring Doctoral Student Research, Volume 7, Number 1, 2010.
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED511748)

Miller, Q. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Implementation of the Ways of Knowing through the
Realms of Meaning as a Conceptual Framework in Professional Learning Communities
As They Impact Strategic Planning in Education. National FORUM of Applied of
Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2) (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED507197)

Stevenson, R.D. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Utilizing the Six Realms of Meaning in Improving
Campus Standardized Test Scores through Team Teaching and Strategic Planning.
National FORUM of Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED507048)

Thompson, C. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Implementing the Ways of Knowing through the
Realms of Meaning for Strategic Planning in K-12. National FORUM of Applied
Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED506754)

Ishaq, K. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) School Leadership Makes a Difference: A Sociological
Perspective of Effective Strategic Planning and Integrating the Realms of Meaning
Into School Improvement. National FORUM of Applied Educational Research
Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED506959)

Thompson, B. A. & Kritsonis, W. (2010) Making National, State, District, and Local Plans
Work Using the Six Realms of meaning as it Relates to Strategic Planning in Educational
Leadership. National FORUM of Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED506733)



Lewis, C. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Educational Leaders Incorporating Ways of Knowing
through the Realms of Meaning to Create Successful Strategic Plans for Public Schools.
National FORUM of Teacher Education Journal, 23 (1&2)

Doctor, T.L. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Postmodernism and Ways of Knowing through the
Realms of Meaning: New Answers to Lingering Problems. National FORUM of
Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)

Palmer, D. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Strategic Planning in Schools: A View Through the Lends
Of the Six Ways of Knowing through the Realms of Meaning. National FORUM of
Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)

Miller-Williams, S. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) A Systems Approach to Comprehensive School
Reform: Using the Realms of Meaning and the Baldridge Model as a Systems
Framework. National FORUM of Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED506957)

Gardiner, S.A., & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) The Virtues of Postmodernism Electrified with the
Use of Six Realms of Meaning in Strategic Planning. National FORUM of Applied
Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED507070)

Diggs, D. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Strategic Excellence Thorugh the Empowerment of
Postmodernism and the Realms of Meaning. National FORUM of Applied Educational
Research Journal, 23 (1&2)

Blackbourn, J. M. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) The Question Every Teacher Educator Must Ask.
National FORUM of Teacher Education Journal, 20 (1&2)

Doctor, T.L. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Postmodernism and Ways of Knowing through the
Realms of Meaning: New Answers to Lingering Problems. National FORUM of
Teacher Education Journal, 20 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED506757)

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Islamic Education Institute of Texas – Darul Arqam North – October 27, 2016
How to Be Successful In Life
Presenter
Dr. William Allan Kritsonis
Professor of Educational Leadership
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

1. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
2. The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
3. Politeness is a small price to pay for the good will and affection of others.
4. You Can Do It – You Can Do It – If You Put Your Mind To It!
5. Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
6. High risk and failure is BETTER than low risk and success. Try new things.
7. Remember, FEAR is False – Evidence – Appearing – Real
8. You need models more than you need critics.
9. Remember the 3 C’s: Never criticize, condemn, or complain.
10. Get all of the advice you can, and you will succeed; without it you will fail.
11. Intelligent people think before they speak; what they say is then more persuasive.
12. Kind words are like honey; sweet to the taste and good for the health.
13. It is better to be patient than to be powerful. It is better to win control over yourself than to win control over others.
14. Patient persuasion can break down the strongest resistance and can even convince others in authority.
15. Correction and discipline are good for you. If you have your own way all of the time, you could make your mother ashamed of you.
16. Be generous and you will be prosperous. Help others, and you will be helped.
17. A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up.
18. You will have to live with the consequences of everything you say.
19. Must have PEP: Have PURPOSE – Have ENTHUSIASM – Have PERSPECTIVE
20. Teach yourself how to live successfully, and you will form great habits for the rest of your life. Remember that you are establishing your own reputation.
21. Remember that you are establishing a reputation about yourself.
22. Trust in a higher power, and be true to yourself.
Dr. William Allan Kritsonis is Professor of Educational Leadership, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, College of Education. williamkritsonis@yahoo.com – 832-483-7889

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About Dr. William Allan Kritsonis

WILLIAM ALLAN KRITSONIS was recognized as the Central Washington University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Education and Professional Studies. He was honored by the Texas National Association for Multicultural Education as Professor, Scholar, and Pioneer Publisher for Distinguished Service to Multicultural Research Publishing. The ceremony was held at Texas A&M University-College Station. He was inducted into the prestigious William H. Parker Leadership Academy Hall of Honor. Ho Oxford, United Kingdom. Dr. Kritsonis was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Teacher College in New York, and Visiting Scholar in the School of Education at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
In 2015, Dr. Kritsonis participated in the Think Tank on Global Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The think tank focused on how to help students develop intercultural awareness, knowledge of global issues, and multilingualism.
He served on a national think tank appointed by the Secretary of Education in 2012-15 for Providence Rhode Island Schools with sessions conducted at Brown University in the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. In 2013, he was a nominee for the Outstanding Texas Educator Award exemplifying the leadership of John Ben Shepperd for public leadership education, ethics, and public service.
He is Founder of National FORUM Journals (Since 1982). Professor Kritsonis is the author of numerous articles as well as author or coauthor of several books.
He has served as an elementary school teacher, elementary and middle school principal, superintendent of schools, director of student teaching and field experiences, professor, author, consultant, and journal editor. Dr. Kritsonis has extensive expertise in chairing PhD dissertations, serving on doctoral and master thesis committees, supervising practicums and internships for teacher candidates, principals and superintendents, curriculum supervisors and central office personnel. He also has years of experience in teaching doctoral and masters students in educational leadership, elementary and secondary education. He has earned the rank as professor at three universities in two states, including successful post-tenure reviews.
Dr. Kritsonis has traveled and lectured extensively throughout the United States and world-wide. Some international travels include Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Monte Carlo, England, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Germany, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Switzerland, Grand Cayman, Haiti, St. Maarten, St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Nassau, Freeport, Jamaica, Barbados, Martinique, Canada, Curacao, Costa Rico, Aruba, Venezuela, Panama, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Latvia, Spain, Honduras, and many more. He has been invited to lecture and serve as a guest professor at many universities across the nation and abroad.
Dr. William Allan Kritsonis is presently Professor of Educational Leadership at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in the College of Education within The University of Texas System. He teaches in the MA Principal and Superintendent Certification and preparation programs along with assisting to develop a new doctoral program. He earned his PhD from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, MEd from Seattle Pacific University, and BA from Central Washington University.

David E. Herrington, PhD
Professor of Educational Leadership
Texas A&M University-San Antonio

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MENTORED RESEARCH - Dr. Kritsonis
Mentoring and Teaching Doctoral Students and Colleagues
To Write for Professional Publication in National Refereed Journals

2010 (15 Pubs)

Kuklina, S. S., Butler, N. L. & Kritsonis, W. A. (2010).Uncomfortable Topics
for Russian Students to Discuss during English Classes. Perfection of
Foreign Language Teaching at Universities and Schools, 14.
Vyatka State University of Humanities, Kirov, Russia

Butler, N.L., Pirog, R., Elcome,C. & Kritsonis,W.A. (2010). Are Some Topics Uncomfortable
for Polish Secondary School Learners to Discuss During English Classes? Perfection of
Foreign Language Teaching at Universities and Schools, 14.
Vyatka State University of Humanities, Kirov, Russia

Johnson, P. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Greener Schools, Greater Learning, and the LEED Value.
DOCTORAL FORUM: National Journal for Publishing and Mentoring Doctoral Student Research, Volume 7, Number 1, 2010.
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED511748)

Miller, Q. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Implementation of the Ways of Knowing through the
Realms of Meaning as a Conceptual Framework in Professional Learning Communities
As They Impact Strategic Planning in Education. National FORUM of Applied of
Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2) (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED507197)

Stevenson, R.D. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Utilizing the Six Realms of Meaning in Improving
Campus Standardized Test Scores through Team Teaching and Strategic Planning.
National FORUM of Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED507048)

Thompson, C. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Implementing the Ways of Knowing through the
Realms of Meaning for Strategic Planning in K-12. National FORUM of Applied
Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED506754)

Ishaq, K. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) School Leadership Makes a Difference: A Sociological
Perspective of Effective Strategic Planning and Integrating the Realms of Meaning
Into School Improvement. National FORUM of Applied Educational Research
Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED506959)

Thompson, B. A. & Kritsonis, W. (2010) Making National, State, District, and Local Plans
Work Using the Six Realms of meaning as it Relates to Strategic Planning in Educational
Leadership. National FORUM of Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED506733)

Lewis, C. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Educational Leaders Incorporating Ways of Knowing
through the Realms of Meaning to Create Successful Strategic Plans for Public Schools.
National FORUM of Teacher Education Journal, 23 (1&2)

Doctor, T.L. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Postmodernism and Ways of Knowing through the
Realms of Meaning: New Answers to Lingering Problems. National FORUM of
Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)

Palmer, D. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Strategic Planning in Schools: A View Through the Lends
Of the Six Ways of Knowing through the Realms of Meaning. National FORUM of
Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)

Miller-Williams, S. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) A Systems Approach to Comprehensive School
Reform: Using the Realms of Meaning and the Baldridge Model as a Systems
Framework. National FORUM of Applied Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED506957)

Gardiner, S.A., & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) The Virtues of Postmodernism Electrified with the
Use of Six Realms of Meaning in Strategic Planning. National FORUM of Applied
Educational Research Journal, 23 (1&2)
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No.ED507070)

Diggs, D. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Strategic Excellence Thorugh the Empowerment of
Postmodernism and the Realms of Meaning. National FORUM of Applied Educational
Research Journal, 23 (1&2)

Blackbourn, J. M. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) The Question Every Teacher Educator Must Ask.
National FORUM of Teacher Education Journal, 20 (1&2)

Doctor, T.L. & Kritsonis, W.A. (2010) Postmodernism and Ways of Knowing through the
Realms of Meaning: New Answers to Lingering Problems. National FORUM of
Teacher Education Journal, 20 (1&2)

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About William Allan Kritsonis

WILLIAM ALLAN KRITSONIS was recognized as the Central Washington University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Education and Professional Studies. He was honored by the Texas National Association for Multicultural Education as Professor, Scholar, and Pioneer Publisher for Distinguished Service to Multicultural Research Publishing. The ceremony was held at Texas A&M University-College Station. He was inducted into the prestigious William H. Parker Leadership Academy Hall of Honor. He was an Invited Visiting Lecturer at the Oxford Round Table at Oriel College in the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Dr. Kritsonis was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Teacher College in New York, and Visiting Scholar in the School of Education at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
In 2015, Dr. Kritsonis participated in the Think Tank on Global Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The think tank focused on how to help students develop intercultural awareness, knowledge of global issues, and multilingualism.
He served on a national think tank appointed by the Secretary of Education in 2012-15 for Providence Rhode Island Schools with sessions conducted at Brown University in the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. In 2013, he was a nominee for the Outstanding Texas Educator Award exemplifying the leadership of John Ben Shepperd for public leadership education, ethics, and public service.
He is Founder of National FORUM Journals (Since 1982). Professor Kritsonis is the author of numerous articles as well as author or coauthor of several books.
He has served as an elementary school teacher, elementary and middle school principal, superintendent of schools, director of student teaching and field experiences, professor, author, consultant, and journal editor. Dr. Kritsonis has considerable experience in chairing PhD dissertations and master thesis and supervised practicums for teacher candidates, curriculum supervisors, central office personnel, principals, and superintendents. He also has experience in teaching in doctoral and masters programs in elementary and secondary education as well as educational leadership and supervision. He has earned the rank as professor at three universities in two states, including successful post-tenure reviews.
Dr. Kritsonis has traveled and lectured extensively throughout the United States and world-wide. Some international travels include Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Monte Carlo, England, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Germany, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Switzerland, Grand Cayman, Haiti, St. Maarten, St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Nassau, Freeport, Jamaica, Barbados, Martinique, Canada, Curacao, Costa Rico, Aruba, Venezuela, Panama, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Latvia, Spain, Honduras, and many more. He has been invited to lecture and serve as a guest professor at many universities across the nation and abroad.
Dr. William Allan Kritsonis is presently Professor of Educational Leadership at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in the College of Education within The University of Texas System. He teaches in the MA Principal and Superintendent Certification and preparation programs along with assisting to develop a new doctoral program. He earned his PhD from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, MEd from Seattle Pacific University, and BA from Central Washington University.

Contact Information Contact Dr. Kritsonis’ home
William Allan Kritsonis, PhD Professor of Educational Leadership 17603 Bending Post Drive
College of Education – MB 3108 Houston, Texas 77095
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 832-483-7889 Cell
4901 E. University 281-550-5700
Odessa, Texas 79762 williamkritsonis@yahoo.com

kritsonis_w@utpb.edu – The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Personal: williamkritsonis@yahoo.com – Cell: 832.439.2296; 281.550-5700; 832.439.2296

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Dr. William Allan Kritsonis is presently Professor of Educational Leadership at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in the College of Education within The University of Texas System. He teaches in the MA Principal and Superintendent Certification and preparation programs along with assisting to develop a new doctoral program. He earned his PhD from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, MEd from Seattle Pacific University, and BA from Central Washington University.

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WILLIAM ALLAN KRITSONIS was recognized as the Central Washington University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Education and Professional Studies. He was honored by the Texas National Association for Multicultural Education as Professor, Scholar, and Pioneer Publisher for Distinguished Service to Multicultural Research Publishing. The ceremony was held at Texas A&M University-College Station. He was inducted into the prestigious William H. Parker Leadership Academy Hall of Honor. He was an Invited Visiting Lecturer at the Oxford Round Table at Oriel College in the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Dr. Kritsonis was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Teacher College in New York, and Visiting Scholar in the School of Education at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

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About Dr. William Allan Kritsonis

WILLIAM ALLAN KRITSONIS was recognized as the Central Washington University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Education and Professional Studies. He was honored by the Texas National Association for Multicultural Education as Professor, Scholar, and Pioneer Publisher for Distinguished Service to Multicultural Research Publishing. The ceremony was held at Texas A&M University-College Station. He was inducted into the prestigious William H. Parker Leadership Academy Hall of Honor. He was an Invited Visiting Lecturer at the Oxford Round Table at Oriel College in the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Dr. Kritsonis was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Teacher College in New York, and Visiting Scholar in the School of Education at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
In May 2015, Dr. Kritsonis participated in the Think Tank on Global Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The think tank focused on how to help students develop intercultural awareness, knowledge of global issues, and multilingualism.
He served on a national think tank appointed by the Secretary of Education in 2012-15 for Providence Rhode Island Schools with sessions conducted at Brown University in the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. In 2013, he was a nominee for the Outstanding Texas Educator Award exemplifying the leadership of John Ben Shepperd for public leadership education, ethics, and public service.
He is Founder of National FORUM Journals (Since 1982). Professor Kritsonis is the author of numerous articles as well as author or coauthor of several books.
He has served as a teacher, principal, superintendent of schools, director of student teaching and field experiences, professor, author, consultant, editor-in-chief, and publisher. Dr. Kritsonis has considerable experience in chairing PhD dissertations and teaching in doctoral and masters programs in educational leadership and supervision. He has earned the rank as professor at three universities in two states, including successful post-tenure reviews.
Dr. Kritsonis has traveled and lectured extensively throughout the United States and world-wide. Some international travels include Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Monte Carlo, England, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Germany, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Switzerland, Grand Cayman, Haiti, St. Maarten, St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Nassau, Freeport, Jamaica, Barbados, Martinique, Canada, Curacao, Costa Rico, Aruba, Venezuela, Panama, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Latvia, Spain, Honduras, and many more. He has been invited to lecture and serve as a guest professor at many universities across the nation and abroad.
Dr. William Allan Kritsonis is presently Professor of Educational Leadership at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in the College of Education within The University of Texas System. He teaches in the MA Principal and Superintendent Certification and preparation programs along with assisting to develop a new doctoral program. He earned his PhD from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, MEd from Seattle Pacific University, and BA from Central Washington University.

David E. Herrington, PhD
Professor
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Summer 2015