Co-Coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program
608 Poe Hall
Matthew Militello is an associate professor in the Leadership, Policy, and Adult and Higher Education Department at North Carolina State University. He held a similar position at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he was also the educational administration program coordinator. Militello was recently named a Research Fellow at the NSCU Friday Institute for educational Innovation. Prior to his academic career, Militello was a middle and high public school teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree and teaching certification from the University of Michigan and his MEd (with principal certification) and PhD from Michigan State University. His research focuses on developing principals’ knowledge and skills in the areas of school law, school data, and collective leadership. Militello can be reached at email@example.com.
Militello has more than 30 publications including articles in Education Policy, Education and Urban Society, Harvard Educational Review, Journal of School Leadership, Leadership Quarterly, Principal Leadership, Journal of Research on Leadership Education, and Teachers College Record. Militello also co-authored two books: “Leading with inquiry and action: How principals improve teaching and learning” (2009, Corwin Press) and “Principals teaching the law: 10 legal lessons your teachers must know” (2010, Corwin Press).
Militello has received funding to conduct research from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (leadership for community change), College Board (national study of effective high poverty high schools), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (statewide study on school data use), Xian Normal University (study of school principals in Northwest China), and was recently awarded more than $4 million to train rural principals in NE North Carolina (Race to the Top funds). He is currently an evaluator on a National Science Foundation (GK-12) grant and a United States Department of Education Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education grant.
His research focuses on developing principals’ knowledge and skills in the areas of school law, school data, and collective leadership. Militello has received funding to conduct research from the College Board (national study of effective high poverty high schools), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (statewide study on school data use), the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (community leadership initiative) and Xian Normal University (study of school principals in Northwest China). Current funding includes a Race to the Top grant (Bonnie Fusarelli, PI) for more than $3.5 million grant to train school leaders in Northeast North Carolina (http://go.ncsu.edu/nela), a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to evaluate community leadership efforts (www.communitylearningexchange.org), and a Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate grant to revision the professional doctoral degree (http://ncsucped.wikispaces.com/). Militello is also an evaluator on two National Science Foundation grants (GK-12; Worcester Polytechnic Institute and ITEST: Teachers College) and two Department of Education grants (teacher training: Texas State University and FIPSE: University of Texas).