A. William Place, Ph.D.

A. William Place, Ph.D.



  • B.S. The University of Dayton
  • M.S. The University of Dayton, Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Educational Administration
Ohio 5 Year Professional Teaching License with the following endorsements:
  • Secondary Education: High School (7-12) History and Physical Education
  • Superintendent
  • High School Principal (7-12)
  • Supervisor

Research/Academic Interests

  • The principalship
  • Bias in selection or recruitment of employees, specifically: selection and recruitment of teachers, arbitration awards in the educational sector, relationship between age and teaching performance


Dr. Place’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Educational Administration Quarterly, [EAQ]
  • Journal of School Leadership
He has also co-authored books and book chapters including:
  • Acker-Hocevar, M., Ballenger, J., Place, A.W., & Ivory, G. (Eds.). (2012). Snapshots of school leadership in the 21st century: Perils and promises of leading for social justice, school improvement, and democratic community (The UCEA voices from the field project). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Place, A.W. (2011). Principals Who Dare to Care. Larchmont, NY: Eye On Education.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • American Educational Research Association
  • National Council of Professors of Educational Administration/International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership
  • Mid-Western Educational Research Association
  • National Association of Secondary School Administrators
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Department Chair, 2017—present
  • Saint Joseph's University, 2012-2017
  • The University of Dayton, 1994-2012
  • Principal of Jefferson Township High School in Ohio, 2000-2002
  • Ball State University, 1990-1994


  • Elected to be one of three members to serve on the Executive Board of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) for a three year term (2009-2012).
  • Selected to serve on the Ohio Board of Regents Principal Clinical Practice Blue Ribbon Panel 2010-2012.
  • Appointed the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) Barbara Jackson Scholars Advisory Board. November, 2009 to 2014.