Shelby Cosner

Professor and Director, University of Illinois, Chicago, Center for Urban Educational Leadership

United States of America

Shelby Cosner, Ph.D. is a Professor and the Director of the Center for Urban Education Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is an expert on leadership for school improvement, the development of organizational capacities that support improvement, the preparation and development of educational leaders, and the use of continuous improvement to transform leadership preparation and development. Cosner’s work has been widely funded by organizations and foundations (e.g. U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, The Broad Foundation). Her work appears in a broad assortment of journals and books. She has designed curriculum and design/led large-scale leader development programs for school districts, regional and state offices of education and professional associations, and nations throughout the globe.