Dr. Ann O’Doherty, EdD, serves as Associate Dean of Professional Studies and Director of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington where she develops equity driven, learning focused, collaborative educational leaders to serve as principals and program administrators. Along with her colleague, Dr. Mark Gooden, she co-developed, the leadership module Building a Community of Trust through Racial Awareness for the University Council for Educational Administration and has presented at the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Conferences held in Munich, Germany and Athens, Greece.
Ann previously co-designed the Collaborative Urban Leadership Program at the University of Texas in Austin, which developed effective secondary school leaders for Dallas, Houston and Austin-area school districts. Before joining higher education, Ann devoted eighteen years to PreK-12 public schools as a principal at elementary, middle, and high school levels and served as a special education and general education teacher. Her ongoing research interests include program evaluation, culturally responsive leadership development and district-level influence on school success.
Ed.D. University of Texas-Austin, 2007
M.Ed.. University of Texas-Austin, 1992
B.A. Illinois State University, 1981
Refereed Journal Publications
Gooden, M. A. & O’Doherty, A. (2015). Do you see what I see: Fostering aspiring leaders racial awareness. Urban Education, 50(2), 225-255.
O’Doherty, A. & Ovando, M. N. (2013). Looking at the past, visualizing the future: First-year principals’ reflections of instructional leadership. Journal of School Leadership, 23(3), 533-561.
Young, M. D., O'Doherty, A., Gooden, M. A., & Goodnow, E. J. (2011). Measuring change in leadership identify and problem-framing. Journal of School Leadership, 21(5), 704-734.
O'Doherty, A., & Ovando, M. N. (2009). Drivers of success: One district’s process for closing achievement gaps in a post–No Child Left Behind context. Journal of School Leadership, 19 (1), 6-32.
Young, M. D., Gooden, M. A., & O’Doherty, A., (2015) Preparing leaders to support the education of diverse learners. In M. Khalifa, C. Grant, N. Witherspoon Arnold & A. F. Osanloo (Eds.), Handbook of Urban Educational Leaders. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield.
O'Doherty, A., & Orr, M. T. (2013). A case study on leadership preparation program evaluation. In K. L. Sanzo, S. Myran & A. H. Noremore (Eds.), Successful School Leadership Preparation and Development: Lessons Learned from US DoE School Leadership Program Grants. London: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Orr, M. T., O’Doherty, A., Barber, M. (2012). Designing purposeful and coherent leadership preparation curriculum: A curriculum mapping guide. University Council for Educational Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
O’Doherty, A. (2011). Incorporating coaching into a principal preparation program. UCEA Review, University Council for Educational Administration, Austin, TX. Winter, 18-22.
O'Doherty, A. (2009). District-driven success: Research and implications for large-scale reform. In University Council for Educational Administration (Ed.), Implications from UCEA (Vol. October). Austin, TX.
O'Doherty, A. (2007). District-level success: A case study to determine how a Recognized Texas school district made progress in closing achievement gaps with all students. Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin.