Steven Jay Gross
Steven Jay Gross, Ed.D.
Professor of School Leadership
Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Ritter Hall 246
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
phone/fax: (215) 204-8064 / (215)204-2743
steven.jay.gross@temple.edu

Education
  • Ed.D. University of Pennsylvania, Educational Leadership
  • M. S. University of Wisconsin, Asian History 
  • B. A. Temple University, History
Areas of Professional Interest

My teaching, scholarship, and service center on this question: How can schools initiate and sustain deep democratic reform in a turbulent era such as ours? Through my books (Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times (2008)(co-authored with Joan P. Shapiro), Leadership Mentoring: (2006), Staying Centered: Curriculum Leadership in a Turbulent Era (1998) and Promises Kept: Sustaining School and District Leadership in a Turbulent Era (2004) and articles, I have explored this question in the US and abroad. I have also developed Turbulence Theory to help explain how and why organizational conditions become volatile.  I have served as Editor of ASCD’s Curriculum Handbook series and am a Senior Fellow at the Vermont Society for the Study of Education. Because I think we need to act on our beliefs, I have joined with scholars and practitioners around the world in forming a movement called the New DEEL (Democratic-Ethical Educational Leadership). The New DEEL promotes the values of democracy, social justice and authentic learning in schools through conferences, graduate course work, and writing.

Recent Scholarship

Books:

Shapiro, Joan Poliner & Gross, Steven Jay (2007) Ethical educational leadership in turbulent times: (Re)solving moral dilemmas. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Gross, Steven Jay. (2006) Leadership mentoring: Maintaining school reform in turbulent times. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). 

Anfara, V., Roney, K., Smarkola, C., DuCette, J., Gross, Steven Jay. (2006) The Developmentally responsive middle level principal: A leadership model and measurement instrument. Middle Level Leadership Series: The National Middle School Association. 

Gross, Steven Jay. Leadership Mentoring: Maintaining School Reform in Turbulent Times (In Press). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield and the American Association of School Administrators

Gross, Steven Jay. Promises Kept: Sustaining Innovative Curriculum Leadership. (2004) Alexandria, Virginia: The Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Gross, Steven Jay: (2000-2002) - Series Editor. The Curriculum Handbook. Alexandria, Virginia: The Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Gross, Steven Jay.(1998) Staying Centered: Curriculum Leadership in a Turbulent Era. Alexandria, Virginia:Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Recent Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals and Book Chapters:

Gross, Steven Jay. (in press) Establishing meaningful leadership mentoring in school settings: Transcending simplistic rhetoric, self-congratulation, and claims of a panacea . In M.D. Young, G. Crow, R. Ogawa, and J. Murphy (Eds.). The Handbook on Research in Educational Leadership. Austin, TX: University Council of Educational Leadership.

Caldwell, C, Shapiro, J.P. , Gross, S.J. (2007). Ethical leadership in higher education admissions: Equality vs. equity. Journal of College Admissions. 195, 14-19. 

Gross, Steven Jay. (2006) (Re-) Constructing a movement for social justice in our profession. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning 10 (30). Gross, Steven Jay & Shapiro, Joan Poliner (2005). Our new era requires a new deel: Towards democratic-ethical educational leadership. UCEA Review. Vol XLVII (3) pp 1-4.

Gross, Steven Jay & Shapiro, Joan Poliner. (2004) Using Multiple Ethical Paradigms and Turbulence Theory in Response to Administrative Dilemmas. International Studies in Educational Leadership.

Gross, Steven Jay. (2004) Civic Hands Upon the Land: Diverse Patterns of Social Education and Curriculum Leadership in the Civilian Conservation Corps and its Analogues 1933-1942 . In C. Woyshner, J. Watras, & M. Smith Crocco (Eds.) Social Education in the Twentieth Century: Curriculum and Context for Citizenship. NY: Peter Lang Press .

Gross, Steven Jay (2003) Leadership Standards or Leaving Standardization for Leadership? In V. Anfara, and S. Stacki (Eds.) Middle Level Handbook Series, Greenwich, CT.:Informationage

Gross, Steven Jay. (2003). Uncovering New Acres of Diamonds: Educational Leadership in a Time of Turbulence and Opportunity at Temple University. National Forum of Educational Leadership and Supervision Journal v. 20 pp. 46-62.

Gross, Steven Jay, Shaw, Katherine, Shapiro, Joan . (2003) Deconstructing Accountability Through the Lens of Democr atic Philosophies: Toward a New Analytic Framework. The Journal of Research for Educational Leadership v.1 n 3 pp 5-27.

Publication
Recent Publications:
 
Gross, S.J. , Shapiro, J.P. (2016) Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership: Reclaiming School Reform. New York: Routledge
 
Branson, C.M., Gross, S.J. (Eds.) (2014) Handbook on Ethical Educational Leadership. New York: Routledge.
 
Shapiro, Joan Poliner & Gross, Steven Jay (2013) Ethical educational leadership in turbulent times: (Re)solving moral dilemmas 2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge.
 
Gross, S.J., Shapiro, J.P. (2015) The New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadersip) and the Work of Reclaiming a Progressive Alternative in Educational Leadership from Pre-K-20. In M.Y. Eryaman and B. Bruce (Eds.) Handbook of Progressive Education.
 
Gross, S.J. (2014) Where’s Houdini When You Need Him? Breaking Out of the U.S. Educational Reform Straightjacket to Reclaim Our Democracy. The Journal of School Leadership. Volume 24 Pp. 1099-1124
 
 
Gross, S.J. (2015) An Inevitable Dichotomy…Really? Harmonizing Public Intellectual Work with Academic Work. In C. Gerstl-Pepin and C. Reyes (Eds.)
Reclaiming the Public Dialogue in Education: Putting the Public in Public Intellectual. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. Pp 127-136.
 
 
Gross, S.J., Shapiro, J.P. (2014) At the crossroads: Venture philanthropy or a democratic ethical vision for educational leadership? Values and Ethics in Educational Administration. Volume 11, Number 2 Pp. 1-8.
 
 
Gross, S.J. (2014) Sociopolitical awareness.  In Branson, C.M., Gross, S.J. (Eds.) Handbook on Ethical Educational Leadership. New York: Routledge. Pp. 62-80.
 
Gross, S.J. (2014) Using turbulence theory to guide actions. In Branson, C.M., Gross, S.J. (Eds.) Handbook on Ethical Educational Leadership. New York: Routledge. Pp. 246-262.
 
Gross, S.J. , Shapiro, J.P. (2014) Ethical responses to educational policies. In Branson, C.M., Gross, S.J. (Eds.) Handbook on Ethical Educational Leadership. New York: Routledge. Pp. 352-369.
 
Recent Awards and Recognition:
Gross, S.J. (2014) The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Master Professor Award.
 
 
Gross, S.J. (2014) The Willower Award of Excellence.

 
Gross, S.J. (2014) Routledge Press Author of the Month (May).