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Eckert, Jon

Jon Eckert
Resident Scholar
Professor of Educational Leadership
Baylor University
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Jon Eckert, Ed.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership, and the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair for Christians in School Leadership. With the Center for Christian Education, he is developing academies, institutes, improvement communities, and degree programs that serve Christians in diverse school contexts. Dr. Eckert came to Baylor with over two decades of experience in education. He taught outside of Chicago and Nashville for 12 years. After completing his doctorate at Vanderbilt University in 2008, he was selected as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education where he worked in both the Bush and Obama administrations on teaching quality issues. Prior to Baylor, Dr. Eckert was a professor at Wheaton College for ten years.

His research interests include collective leadership, teaching effectiveness, evaluation, and strategic compensation. Dr. Eckert has conducted research for the U.S. Department of Education, the Carnegie Foundation, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and the Center for Teaching Quality. He has worked with public and independent schools to develop leadership and systems that improve outcomes for students.

He is the author of The novice advantage: Fearless practice for every teacher (Corwin, 2016) and Leading together: Teachers and principals improving student outcomes (Corwin, 2018), book chapters, and numerous peer-reviewed articles. He has written and presented white papers on Capitol Hill and the National Press Club and has been invited to present all over the U.S. and as far away as Muscat, Oman at a G8-Broader Middle East Summit for education ministers.