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William Larson

Assistant Professor
Educational Studies
Lindley Hall S202

William Larson, an instructor of educational administration program courses, holds the B.A. in Sociology from Heidelberg College and the M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Bowling Green State University. He then earned the Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Communications Theory from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Larson is the Coordinator of the Educational Administration Program. He also serves regularly as an advisor to educational administration program cohorts. Dr. Larson is the director of the Ohio University Leadership Project, a professional development initiative for practicing school administrators. Dr. Larson's research focuses on the preparation of aspiring and current school leaders.

Recent publications

Larson, W. (2013). A professional development project for school leaders: Including investigations of the value of the project to the participants. Association for Regional Campuses of Ohio (AURCO) Journal,(Annual Edition) 139-155.

Larson, W., Hostiuck, K., & Johnson, J. (2011). Using physiological metaphors to understand and lead organizations. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 6(4). Retrieved from

Johnson, J., Hess, M., Larson, W., & Wise, J. (2010). Capital ideas: Understanding various forms of capital and their implications for the work of educational leaders.International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 5(4). Retrieved from

Howley, A., Larson, W., Andrianaivo, S., Rhodes, M., & Howley, M. (2007).Standards-based reform of mathematics education in rural high schools. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 22(2).Retrieved from www.jrre.psu.ed

Howley, A, Howley, C. & Larson, W. (2007). Principals approach planning: The influence of gender and experience. Educational Planning, 16(1), 31-47.

Larson, W., Howley, A., & Burgess, L. (2007). Preparing school leaders to support rural communities of the future. In L. Lemasters & R. Papa (Eds.). The 2007 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (380-390). Lancaster, PA: Pro>Active Publications.

Larson, W., Howley, A., Andrianaivo, S., Boyd, B., Brown, V., Hayes, R., Howley, M., Lado, L., Nichols, S., Smith, R., & Rhodes, M.  (2006). Leadership of mathematics reform: The role of high school principals in rural schools (Monograph No. 3).  Athens, OH:  Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics.