Dr. Scott Sturgeon as EDAD's newest faculty member
15 Apr 2020
The Department of Educational Administration is excited to announce that Dr. Scott Sturgeon will be joining the department as an associate professor of practice in P-12 school leadership next fall.
“I am quite excited about the team I will be working with, the vast and varied opportunities to support future and current educational leaders across Nebraska, and to continue to learn and grow in my own understanding about supporting student success,” Sturgeon said.
Born and raised in Omaha, Sturgeon is a true Nebraska native.
He earned his bachelor’s in elementary education and his master’s in elementary education with a specialization in comprehensive arts education, a graduate certificate in Instruction in Urban Schools and a doctorate in educational leadership all from the University of Nebraska Omaha. He also earned his master’s in Educational Leadership from Doane University.
As a doctoral student, his research focused on mentoring novice principals for instructional leadership. He published a book called “Yeah, But What About This Kid?” which offers teachers and administrators support for working with the most challenging students.
As a new faculty member, he said his interests include school improvement, school climate, and culture, urban education, instructional leadership, systems-level leadership
“We’re excited for Dr. Sturgeon to join our team,” said Dr. Nick Pace, chair of the department. “His extensive experience in mentoring principals in a variety of settings is a great asset to our team. We’re excited to introduce him to our Husker School Leaders!”
Sturgeon said he admires the variety of connections, research, and opportunities that EDAD is engaged in and offering to future and current leaders across the state.
“It’s an exciting leap into a different realm of educational leadership,” he said. “ I’ll become part of a great university and hope to be able to contribute to its growth and achievement.”