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Denver J. Fowler

Dr. Denver J. Fowler is an internationally acclaimed higher education leader, professor, author, speaker, researcher, and former practitioner in the field of K-12 educational leadership. Based in the United States, Dr. Fowler currently serves as the Chair of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program and Professor of PK-12 Educational Leadership at Franklin University.Prior to his appointment at Franklin University, spanning a decade, Dr. Fowler held appointments at The Ohio State University, The University of Mississippi, Bowling Green State University, California State University-Sacramento, and University of West Florida, respectively. In addition, he served for over a decade in the PK-12 educational setting as a coach, teacher, athletic director, technology coordinator, and school administrator.

Dr. Fowler has numerous publications in the form of peer-reviewed journals and chapters, articles in top practitioner magazines, and books on the topic of educational leadership. His most recent book titled The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today’s World consistently remains a best-seller amongst both practitioners in the field and colleges/universities preparing aspiring school leaders, including principals and superintendents. Dr. Fowler also serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning, and continuously serves a peer-reviewer for numerous journals and conferences.

A renowned researcher on the topic of ethics and school leadership, he has presented his research both nationally and internationally, including presentations in China, Greece, Japan, Italy, Turkey, England, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Africa. A proud scholar-practitioner, Dr. Fowler is an award-winning school administrator, and was once named the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators and National Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year (APOY) in the state of Ohio, and nominated for the APOY in the United States. He received this award and nomination for successfully leading a school turn-around initiative in which his school received all A’s on their state report card.

Dr. Fowler has also received Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives for his dedication and service to the PK-12 educational setting. A strong advocate for educational policy reform, Dr. Fowler has spoken on Capitol Hill representing our nation’s school leaders, educators and students, advocating for Bills that would benefit our nation’s lowest performing schools. Dr. Fowler completed his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) at Ohio University, Master of Arts in Education (M.A.) at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.) at The Ohio State University, and completed a School Leadership Institute at Harvard University. A lifelong learner, he is currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Law program at Indiana University. To this day, he remains a licensed Superintendent, Principal, and Teacher (in numerous U.S. states), and also holds a private school Administrative and Teaching license.

Books authored or co-authored by Denver J. Fowler:

The 21st Century School Leader: