Jeffrey S. Brooks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership & Counseling at the University of Idaho. He is a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar alumnus who has conducted studies in the United States and the Philippines. His research focuses broadly on educational leadership, and he examines the way leaders influence (and are influenced by) dynamics such as racism, globalization, distributed leadership, social justice and school reform.
Dr. Brooks is author of two full-length books based on his research: The Dark Side of School Reform: Teaching in the Space between Reality and Utopia and Black School, White School: Racism and Educational (Mis)leadership.
He is also co-editor of five other volumes, including What Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent and Bigotry and Isolation and Anti-Racist School Leadership: Toward Equity in Education for America’s Students.
Dr. Brooks has written many peer-reviewed articles in leading educational research journals such as Teachers College Record, Journal of School Leadership, Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Policy
, and the Journal of Educational Administration
. He has also contributed chapters and entries to several scholarly edited volumes and reference works. Dr. Brooks is Series Editor for the Educational Leadership for Social Justice book series and has served in several leadership positions in universities and educational research organizations. For more information, see his web site