Brendan D. Maxcy

Title

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Chair of Graduate and Professional Program Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis

Education

B.S., Education, University of Maine
M.Ed., Science Education, University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

Educational Politics; Critical Policy Analysis; Critical Leadership Studies

Advisor

Jay D. Scribner

Biography

Brendan D. Maxcy is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Chair of Graduate and Professional Programs, and Director of the Urban Principals Program at IUPUI. He serves as co-principal investigator for two federally funded centers. The Great Lakes Equity Center supports state and local education agencies to ensure student access to and participation in high quality education regardless of race, sex, and national origin. The Community Self-Empowerment Program seeks to enhance the capacity of the Burmese Community Center for Education (BCCE) to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate supports for individuals and families displaced from Burma and resettling in Indiana. His research employs qualitative methods and critical theories to explore educational policies and school leaders' responses to these. In addition to work on US schooling, he has studied leadership in schools contending with national educational reforms and intense regional unrest in the border provinces of southern Thailand. His work is published in Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Policy, Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, The Peabody Journal of Education, Remedial and Special Education and Urban Education. He received the Jack A. Culbertson Award in 2010 and the Outstanding Dissertation in the Politics of Education in 2006.