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John C. Pijanowski

John C. Pijanowski

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College of Education and Health Professions

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John Pijanowski, Ph.D., is a professor and former dean with 20 years of experience as an educator. As a professor and Co-Director of the Wally Cordes Center for Teaching and Faculty Support Services at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Pijanowski created several ethics courses including The Moral Mind in Action, Moral Courage, Teaching Character, and Leadership Ethics. In 2010 he was honored with the college's top faculty award for outstanding service, teaching, advising and research and in 2011 honored by the university with the Charles and Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Pijanowksi earned his B.A. in psychology from Brown University and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.

Dr. Pijanowski’s research focuses on how people translate moral thinking into moral action. He is currently leading a National Science Foundation funded effort to develop ethics curriculum and teaching guides for future scientist across the United States. He has consulted with several national agencies and universities on developing ethics curriculum. Professor Pijanowski has led workshops and given talks on ethics at sites across the country and internationally, including the University of Notre Dame, The Wadsworth Center in New York, the Council on Undergraduate Research in Washington DC and Walmart Corporate Headquarters.

Leadership development and the transition from ethical thinking to ethical action

Topics in Educational Research                     
Public School Law
Effective Leadership                                     
School Finance
Leadership Ethics                                          
Psychology of Learning for Leaders
Research for School Leaders                         
Advanced Legal and Fiscal Leadership

Education Finance, School Based Management, Educational Leadership, Personnel Appraisal, Education Policy and the Law, Issues in Education Policy, Political Economy of Education, Administrative Decision Making, Internship in Administration, The Moral Mind in Action, Leadership Ethics, Topics in Educational Research, Effective Leadership, Psychology of Learning for Leaders, Research for School Leaders         

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999
M.S., Cornell University, 1997
B.A., Brown University, 1991

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS

 

 

24. Pijanowski, J. C. (2015). Reconciling Educational Adequacy and Equity Arguments Through a Rawlsian Lens. eJournal of Education Policy.

 

23. Range, B. G., Pijanowski, J. C., Duncan, H. E., Scherz, S. D., & Hvidston, D. (2014). An analysis of instructional facilitators’ relationships with teachers and principals. Journal of School Leadership, 24(2), pp 253-285.

                                    

22. Hewitt, P., Pijanowski, J. C., Tavano, J., & Denny, G. S. (2012). Baby boomers, generation x, and generation y: Who will lead our schools? International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3(1), 232-240.

                                                           

21. Hewitt, P., Denny, G. S., & Pijanowski, J. C. (2012). Teacher preferences for alternative school site administrative models. Administrative Issues Journal, 1(2), 80-88.

 

20. Range, B. G., Pijanowski, J. C., Holt, C. R., & Young, S. (2012). The perceptions of primary grade teachers and elementary principals on the effectiveness of grade level retention. The Professional Educator.

 

19. Dougan, K. & Pijanowski, J. C. (2012). Long-term Benefits of Kindergarten Redshirting. University Council for Educational Administration Conference Paper Collection.

 

18. Pijanowski, J. C. (2012). Special Education Funding and the Economy of Influence in Public Schools. Journal of Education Policy. Spring, 2012.

 

17. Range, B., Dougan, K., & Pijanowski, J. C. (2011). Rethinking Grade Retention and Academic Redshirting: Helping School Administrators Make Sense of What Works. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. 6(2).

 

16. Hewitt, P., Denny, G., & Pijanowski, J. C. (2011). Why teacher leaders don’t want to be principals. Journal of Scholarship and Practice. 8(1).

 

15. Brady, K.P. & Pijanowski, J. (2011).  Disciplinary actions against educators for postings on social networking websites: Are they legally justified? West’s Education Law Reporter.

 

14. Dougan, K. & Pijanowski, J.C. (2011). The effects of academic redshirting and relative age on student achievement. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. 6(2).

 

13. Pijanowski, J. C. (2010). Teaching and Enforcing Ethics for Educators. Seventh Annual University Council for Educational Administration Conference Proceedings.

 

12. Brady, K. P. & Pijanowski, J. C. (2010). Protecting academic programs in times of fiscal distress: Evidence from California’s public school districts. Journal of Education Policy. Spring, 2010.

 

11. Pijanowski, J. C., Hewitt, P. M., & Brady, K. P. (2009). Superintendents Perceptions of the Principal Shortage. NASSP Bulletin 93(2).

 

10.  Pijanowski, J. C. & Brady, K. P. (2009). The Influence of Salary in Attracting and Retaining School Leaders. Education and Urban Society. 41(6).

 

 9.  Pijanowski, J. C. (2009). Analysis of barriers to effective moral decision making. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation (4)2.

 

 8.  Pijanowski, J. C., (2009). Assessing the Moral Domain in Educational Leadership. In F. Crampton & D. Thompson (Ed.) Fifth Annual UCEA Conference Proceedings: Convention 2008 Preparing Democratic Leaders for Quality Teaching and Student Success: A Time For Action

 

 7.  Pijanowski, J. C., (2009). The Role of Learning Theory in Building Effective College Ethics Curricula. Journal of College and Character. 10(3).

 

 6.  Range, B., Pijanowski, J. C., & Holt, C. (2009). A review of longitudinal studies on the effects of grade level retention. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 4(2).

 

 5.  Hewitt, P. M., Pijanowski, J. C., & Denny, G. S. (2009, March). Why Teacher Leaders Don’t Want to Be Principals: Evidence from Arkansas. Education Working Papers Archives.

 

 4.  Pijanowski, J. C. (2008). Implications of Micro-level School Finance Data for the Right to Education. Journal of Education Policy. Winter, 2008.

 

 3.  Brady, K. & Pijanowski, J. C.  (2007). Maximizing State Lottery Dollars for Public Education: An Analysis of Current State Lottery Models. Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 7(2).

 

 2.  Pijanowski, J. C. (2007). Defining Moral Leadership in Graduate Schools of Education. Journal of Leadership Education, 6(1).

 

 1.  Monk, D. H., Pijanowski, J. C., & Hussain, S. (1997). How and Where the Education Dollar is Spent. The Future of Children, 7(3).

 

 

BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS

 

5.   Pijanowski, J. C. & Lasater, K. (in progress). Teaching for Learning and Transfer

 

4.   Pijanowski, J. C. (in progress). The Moral Mind in Action.

 

3.  Pijanowski, J. C. & Blacker, D. (2010). Professional Responsibility and Ethics for Educators. San Antonio, TX: Omni Press.

 

2.  Carnine, L. V., Denny, G., Hewitt, P. & Pijanowski, J. C. (2008). The Status of School Leadership in Arkansas. Research and Advocacy Network and the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators.

 

1.  Pijanowski, J. C. (1999). Adequacy and the Right to Education: A Sliding Scale Approach to Equal Protection Litigation. Available from ProQuest Database, (ISBN:  9780599271098).

 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS

 

11. Pijanowski, J. C. (2010). Busing and Curriculum Case Law. In C. Kridel (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

 

 10.  Pijanowski, J. C. (2010). Legal Decisions and Curriculum Practices. In C. Kridel (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

 

 9.  Pijanowski, J. C. (2010). Commercialization of Schooling. In C. Kridel (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

 

 8.  Pijanowski, J. C. (2010). Compulsory Schooling and Socialization: Case Law. In C. Kridel (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

 

 7.  Pijanowski, J. C. (2010). Home Independent Study Programs. In C. Kridel (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

 

 6.  Pijanowski, J. C. (2010). School Prayer in the Curriculum: Case Law. In C. Kridel (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

 

 5.  Pijanowski, J. C. (2010). Secular Values in the Curriculum: Case Law. In C. Kridel (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

 

 4.  Carnine, L., Denny, G., Hewitt, P., & Pijanowski, J. (2008). The Status of School Leadership in Arkansas. Education Daily. LRP Publications.

3.   Brent, B. O. and Pijanowski, J. C. (2006). Securing the Future with District Education Foundations. SAANYS Journal, Spring, 2006.

 

 2.  Brent, B. O. & Pijanowski, J. C. (2003). Shaking the Tree: The Benefits (and Costs) of District Education Foundations. School Business Affairs, 69(5).

 

 1.  Pijanowski, J. C. & Monk, D. H. (1996).  Alternative School Revenue Sources. School Business Affairs, 62(7).

 

EDITED PUBLICATIONS

 

Hewitt, P., & Pijanowski, J.C. (Eds.) (2008-2010). Research and Policy Briefs for School Leaders. 8(1) to 10(1). Six issues total

Dr. Pijanowski has authored or co-authored more than 35 publications, made 40 presentations at international and national conferences and directed grants and gifts totaling more than $4 million. Currently, he is directing a project for the National Science Foundation to develop ethics curriculum and pedagogical tools for training emerging scientists. Prior to joining the University of Arkansas faculty in 2007, Pijanowski worked with K-12 students as a teacher, school principal and regional summer school superintendent serving 21 school districts. He has also worked in higher education as an associate academic dean and a faculty member at both North Carolina State University and Cornell University. As associate dean, his primary charge was to build partnerships and leverage resources to aid economic development and build educational capacity in New York’s Southern Tier Region: a predominantly rural area covering seven counties in the northernmost section of Appalachia. In addition to leading numerous work-force development initiatives and grant-funded projects, Pijanowski created and launched a partnership with 31 high schools to design and deliver teacher and staff development, dual credit programming, college transition activities and more than 100 online courses for high school students. During his tenure, this public school partnership program grew to become the largest and most comprehensive effort of its kind in the state of New York and was recognized nationally as an exemplary program.

 

University Honors:      Elected Vice-President of Arkansas Teaching Academy, 2014

Inducted into the University Teaching Academy, 2012

The Charles and Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award, 2011

Arkansas Student Government Outstanding Faculty, 2011

 

College Honors:          STAR Award for Outstanding Faculty Member, 2010

                                    Rising STAR Award for Outstanding Jr. Faculty Member, 2009

                    

Department Honors:   Faculty Career Achievement Award, 2013

STAR Award for Outstanding Faculty Member, 2010

                     Rising STAR Award for Outstanding Jr. Faculty Member, 2009

 

External Honors:         University Council for Educational Administration Clark Scholar,  1996

 

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