Ellen Eckman
Ellen Eckman, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 113J

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-1561

Associate Professor and Chair, Educational Policy and Leadership Department

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2000
  • M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1969
  • B.A., Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1968

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society
  • Advance Methods in Secondary Level Social Studies
  • Supervision of Student Teaching
  • Theory and Practice of Educational Leadership
  • The Principalship/ The Superintendency
  • Supervision of Instruction
  • American Law and the Educational Organization
  • Practicum in Educational Leadership
  • Current Issues in Educational Policy and Leadership

Research Interests

  • Women in the High School Principalship
  • The Role of the Principal
  • Leadership in Educational Organizations
  • Professional Development Schools
  • The Co-Principalship

Recent Publications and Presentations

2011

Eckman, E.; Mertz, N.; and Strayhorn, T. (2011). Entering Student Affairs: A Comparative Study of Graduate School Choice. The College Student Affairs Journal, 30 (1).

2009

Eckman, E. & Kelber, S. (2009). Female traditional principals and co-principals:           Experiences of role conflict and job satisfaction. Journal of Educational Change

Eckman, E. & Kelber, S. (2009). The co-principalship: An alternative to the traditional principalship. Planning and Changing

2008

Eckman, E. & Kelber, S.  The co-principalship as a leadership opportunity for women.  Paper  presented at Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA),  March 2008.

2007

Eckman, E. (2007). The co-principalship: It’s not lonely at the top. Journal of School Leadership, 17(3), 313–339.

Eckman, E. (2007). A dynamic duo. American School Board Journal, 194 (4), 47-49.

2006

Eckman, E.W. (2006). Co-principals: Characteristics of dual leadership teams. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 5(2), 1-20.

2005

Whipp, J., Eckman, E.W., and van den Kieboom, L. (in press). Using sociocultural theory to guide teacher use and integration of instructional technology in two professional development schools. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education.

Eckman, E.W. Does Gender make a difference? Voices of male and female high school principals. Planning and Changing 35(3&4), pp 192-208.

2004

Eckman, E.W. (2004). Similarities and differences in role conflict, role commitment, and job satisfaction for female and male high school principals. Educational Administration Quarterly, 40 (3), 366-387.

2003

Eckmkan, E.W. (2003). Voices of women high school principals. Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 1(2), 181-202.

2002

Eckman, E.W. (2002) Women high school principals: Perspectives on role conflict, role commitment and job satisfaction. Journal of School Leadership, 12(1), 57-78.