Danzig, Arnold B

Danzig, Arnold B

Director, EdD Leadership Program
Professor and Director Ed.D. Program Leadership


Preferred: arnold.danzig@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-3722

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, By Appointment


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Education, Univ Of Maryland College Park, 1980
  • Master of Arts, Education, Univ Of Maryland College Park, United States, 1974


Arnold Danzig is professor and founding director of the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University. Prior to that he served as professor and associate director, School of Public Affairs/College of Public Programs at Arizona State University. In 2009-2010, he served as Professor and Director of the Division of Advanced Studies in Policy, Leadership, and Curriculum and Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies in the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. He has served as Associate Dean and Director of the D.E.L.T.A. Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. His research offers a humanistic vision of leadership for schools and democratic institutions, with deep and practical commitment to the betterment of individual and institutional lives. He has extensive international experience related to globalization and education policy, and has led groups for international study in Europe, Mexico, and South America. He has published numerous books and articles on educational leadership and education policy including Learner-Centered Leadership: Research, Policy, and Practice (2007), and School Leadership Internship (3rd edition, 2012). His newest book (edited with Liz Hollingworth) is Research in Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership (2014), a volume in the University Council for Educational Administration Leadership Series. He is also an author and editor of the American Educational Research Association’s Journal Review of Research in Education, which released the 2012 volume “Education, Democracy, and the Public Good, “and the forthcoming 2014 volume on “Language Policy, Diversity, and Politics in Education. His published articles on educational leadership and school administration, professional development, and school-to-work transition, have appeared in multiple journals including International Studies in Educational Administration, Education Policy, Journal of Educational Administration, Educational Leadership and Administration, Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation.