Marilyn  L. Grady portrait picture

Marilyn Grady

Professor

Ph.D., Educational Administration, Ohio State University, 1980
M.S., Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1972
B.A., History, Saint Mary’s College, 1971

Dr. Marilyn L. Grady, professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the founder of the annual Women in Educational Leadership Conference (1987) and the founding editor of the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership (2003).  She is author, coauthor, or editor of 24 books as well as more than 100 articles and book chapters.

She is recipient of the Stanley Brzezinski Research Award, the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration's Living Legend Award and The Corwin One Million Dollar Author Award.  At UNL, she is the recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women Award, Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the College of Education and Human Sciences' Faculty-Student Mentoring Award.  She is the mother of five.

Areas of Expertise

  • Women in educational leadership
  • Superintendent and school board relations
  • Student doctoral dissertation completion

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
Donna Elder Inspired Leader Award, Women in Leadership ConferenceBravo Award, The Texas Council of Women School ExecutivesLiving Legends Award, National Council of Professors of Educational AdministrationUNL Women's Week AwardBig 12 Faculty Exchange in the School of Educational Studies—Leadership in Higher Education, Oklahoma State UniversityBrookside High School Distinguished Alumni AwardFellow, Leadership Lincoln V1999, 2000, Nominee, UNL Outstanding Contribution to the Status of Women Award1995, Nominee, UNL Outstanding Contribution to the Status of Women Award1994, Recipient, YWCA Tribute to Women Award1994, Nominee, UNL Outstanding Contribution to the Status of Women Award1994, Nominee, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration President’s Award1992, Nebraska Schoolmasters1992, Admiral, Nebraska Navy1991, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Experience
Editor: Journal of Women in Educational LeadershipEditor: Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership1986 to present, Full/Associate/Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, Teachers College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1985-1986, Acting Assistant Chairperson, Department of Education, Washburn University1985-1986, Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Student Teaching, Education Department, Washburn University1982-1985, Director of Continuing Medical Education and Coordinator of Instructional Development, College of Medicine, University of Illinois1978-1980, Principal and Eighth Grade Teacher, St. Mary School1976-1978, Staff Development Intern, Perry Middle School1977-1978 Graduate Research Associate, College of Dentistry, Ohio State University1976-1977, Graduate Research Associate, College of Education, Ohio State University1972-1976, Department Chairperson and Teacher, Notre Dame High School1971-1972, Teacher, Community Unit District #2, Mattoon, Illinois
Memberships
American Association of School Administrators (AASA)American Educational Research Association (AERA)International Academy of Educational Leaders Midwest Educational Research Association (MWERA)National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA)National Rural Education Association (NREA)Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA)Phi Delta KappaFounding Member, International Academy of Educational LeadersResearch Representative, UNL Chapter 15, Phi Delta Kappa