Episode 17: Neal Nickerson, Co-founder of the Ed. Ad Programs at U of MN

by Jane Sigford Year Published: October 30, 2018

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Dr. Neal Nickerson has been a professor at the University of Minnesota since 1964. He is a "founding father" of the Educational Administration Program which has been replicated in surrounding states and provinces. In addition, he is known for his concerted effort to bring and support under-represented groups, such as women and people of color, into the programs. His influence has contributed greatly to the high quality of administrators in the state of Minnesota. Plus, he lets all of us share his wisdom, dedication, and, most of all, his sense of humor. His focus on creating high quality principals has led to the creation of high quality superintendents.
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In addition, we are pleased to announce that our podcast convener, Dr. Jane Sigford, has recently published a book about Neal. I’d Do It All Again is Neal’s story, describing his work developing leaders, and how he and his peers created a culture at the University that worked to recruit, train, and retain women and students of color into the profession of educational administration when this was not a widely accepted focus. He is one of the top three professors in the United States for the sheer numbers of advisees who completed their doctorates successfully. Plus, he taught and advised hundreds more. This wonderful book is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LlzIsO