Carol A. Mullen

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Professor of Educational Leadership at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Nominee:  Fenwick W. English

Carol A. Mullen is professor of educational leadership at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and a Fulbright Scholar. She has published on topics of curriculum, leadership, mentoring, and policy across the disciplines of educational leadership, teacher education, and higher education. The focus of her writing is on (1) alternative and empowering forms of traditional mentoring, and (2) social justice and equity approaches to education. She has authored more than 225 journal articles and book chapters, and 15 guest-edited, special issues of high-impact journals. Among her 21 academic books are Creativity and Education in China: Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accountability (2017, Routledge) and Education Policy Perils: Tackling the Tough Issues (with C. Tienken, 2016, Routledge). In 2017, she was honored with the Living Legend Award from the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). Additionally, she received the 2016 Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award and the 2015 Educational Administration Quarterly Service Award for Outstanding Editorial Board Service, both from the University Council for Educational Administration. In 2016, the Virginia Educational Research Association granted her the Charles E. Clear Research Award. She has served as NCPEA’s 67th president and, in the academy, as department chair, school of education director, and associate dean.