Michael Fanning, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Educational Leadership, CSU East Bay. He teaches courses to prepare educators who will become bold, courageous, socially responsible leaders who will use collaborative methods to support schools which will provide equity and access to learning for all students.
Dr. Fanning served in public schools for over eleven years as a teacher, five years as a school principal, and at the district office he served as a director. He has taught at the university level as an education professor for five years, prior to beginning his service at CSU East Bay.
Michael and his wife have three children and they enjoy hiking, visiting gardens, and travel.
Dr. Fanning has conducted research to explore the communication methods used by the effective school leaders, portfolios for teachers and school leaders, teacher stress, and the strategies used by school leaders in closing the Achievement Gap. He has presented his research at state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Fanning has also served as an accreditation reviewer and a consultant.
Not teaching this quarter.
Fanning, Michael C (2008 accepted). The School Leaderï¿½s Portfolio: Perspectives of Professors and Prospective Employers. Journal of Educational Leadership and Administration.
Fanning, Michael C (2007). Developing a Perspective on the Global Achievement Gap: School Leaders as International Collaborators. Journal of Educational Leadership and Administration. (27-44).
Fanning, Michael C (2004). The Relationship Between Stress in Public School Elementary Teachers and Conditions in the Classroom. ACSA EdCal. (6-7).
Workshop Facilitator: Formation Meeting for a New Professional Society: The International Association for the Study of the Global Achievement Gap, January 7, 2008, Hawaii, .
International and Interdisciplinary Forum on Collaboration, Equity, and Innovation: Strategies to Improve Schools and Develop Teacher/Community Leadership., January 10, 2007, Honolulu, HI, Hawaii International Conference on Education
Equity and Collaboration and High Stakes Accountability: Leadership Strategies which Support Grass Root Initiatives to Close the Achievement Gap, January 10, 2007, Honolulu, HI, Hawaii International Conference on Education
Getting Hired: Do School Employers Believe Portfolios Are Worthwhile When Selecting New Teachers and Administrators?, January 15, 2006, Honolulu, HI, Hawaii International Conference on Education
Developing and Receiving Accreditation from the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing, October 15, 2005, San Diego, CA, California Association of Professors of Educational Administration state conference
The Relationship Between Teacher Stress and Four Conditions in the Classroom., February 15, 2005, Mary's College, CA, Mary's College of Californiaï¿½s Faculty Forum
Training International Educational Leaders: A Workshop to Examine the Challenges and Opportunities for Universities in the Pacific Rim Which May Consider Offering Joint or Cooperative Graduation Degree Programs., January 10, 2005, Honolulu, HI, Hawaii International Conference on Education
From the Heart to the Mind: Effective Practices Used By Educational Leaders Elementary and Secondary Schools to Communicate Their Core Values, January 10, 2005, Honolulu, HI, Hawaii International Conference on Education
Now Hear This: How to Communicate Your Core Values., November 5, 2004, San Diego, CA, Association of California School Administrators, 34th Annual Conference
Common Goals and Uncommon Methods: How School Leaders in Barbados and the United States Communicate to Build Successful Learning Communities., October 21, 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phi Delta Kappa International Conference
Strategies Effective Charter Schools Use to Reduce Teacher and Staff Stress., March 24, 2004, Sacramento, CA, California Charter School Annual Conference
The Relationship Between Stress in Public School Teachers in the USA and Two Conditions in Their Classrooms: Class Size and The Number of Students Who Have Been Identified As Disruptive., January 3, 2004, Honolulu, HI, 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education
Editorial Review Board Member for Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development: the journal of the California Association of Professors of Education (CAPEA). 2005 to present.
Grant Review Evaluator: City of San Francisco, Department of Children Youth and their Families, RFP Grant Review Panel for the 2007-2010.
Document Accreditation Reviewer, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Tier I Administrative Services Credential Accreditation Reviewer. 12/04 to present.
On-Site Accreditation Reviewer, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Program Accreditation Reviewer. (Participated in three and half days of training in Sacramento-Sept. 2007.) 9/07 to present.