Faculty Profile

Mark A Gooden

Mark A Gooden
Professor, Director of Principalship Program and PSEL Coordinator, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education

Phone: +1 512 475 8574
Email: gooden@austin.utexas.edu
Office: SZB 310 H
Office Hours: Thursdays 12 PM - 1 PM or by appointment
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Mark Anthony Gooden, Ph.D., is the Margie Gurley Seay Centennial Professor in Education. Within the Department of Educational Administration, he is also Director of The University of Texas at Austin Principalship Program (UTAPP) and Public School Executive Leadership (PSEL) Coordinator. His research interests include the principalship, anti-racist leadership, urban educational leadership and legal issues in education. His research has appeared in a range of outlets including Educational Administration Quarterly, Teachers College Record, Review of Educational Research, Journal of School Leadership, Urban Education, Journal of Research on Leadership in Education, The Journal of Negro Education, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, Education and Urban Society, The Sage Handbook of African-American Education and The Principal's Legal Handbook and others. He currently serves as a member of Executive Committee and is Immediate Past President of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), a consortium of 99 higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. Mark has served on various committees for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and is a member of the Educational Law Association (ELA).

Before entering higher education, Mark served as a secondary mathematics teacher and department chairperson who facilitated professional development workshops for and with teachers and educational leaders in Columbus Public Schools. He has spent 15 years in higher education developing and teaching courses in leadership, diversity, law, and research methods. During that time he has also developed, designed, and facilitated professional development courses in diversity, leadership, and law. Mark co-developed with Ann O'Doherty a teaching module for UCEA that helps leaders understand how examining their beliefs, attitudes, and racial awareness can improve their ability to support diverse learners. The module is entitled Building a Community of Trust Through Racial Awareness of Self and is available gratis. Mark also serves as Associate Editor of Urban Education and on the boards of the Journal of Cases of Educational Leadership and the Journal of Research on Leadership in Education. Mark earned his PhD in Policy and Leadership from The Ohio State University.