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Celebrating 30 Years

Home of the National FORUM of Multicultural Issues Journal
The Texas National Association for Multicultural Education

Dr. William Allan Kritsonis
Professor, Scholar, & Pioneer Publisher
For Distinguished Service to Multicultural Research Publishing
The 11th Annual 2012 Region 6 Texas NAME Conference

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

April 28, 2012
About William Allan Kritsonis, PhD
Currently, Dr. Kritsonis is Professor of Educational Leadership at Prairie View A&M University
Member of the Texas A&M University System. He teaches in the PhD Program in Educational
Leadership. Dr. Kritsonis taught the Inaugural class session in the doctoral program at the start of the fall
2004 academic year. In October 2006, Dr. Kritsonis chaired the first doctoral student to earn a PhD in
Educational Leadership at Prairie View A&M University. Since 2006 he has chaired 23 PhD dissertations
wherein students have graduated. He lives in Houston, Texas.
William H. Parker Leadership Academy Hall of Honor
In 2008, Dr. Kritsonis was inducted into the William H. Parker Leadership Academy Hall of
Honor, Graduate School, Prairie View A&M University The Texas A&M University System. He was
nominated by doctoral and masters degree students.
Lectures at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England
In 2005, Dr. Kritsonis was an Invited Visiting Lecturer at the Oxford Round Table at Oriel
College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. His lecture was entitled the Ways of Knowing
through the Realms of Meaning.
Recognized as Distinguished Alumnus
In 2004, Dr. William Allan Kritsonis was recognized as the Central Washington University
Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Education and Professional Studies. Dr.
Kritsonis was nominated by alumni, former students, friends, faculty, and staff. Final selection was made
by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Recipients are CWU graduates of 20 years or more and
are recognized for achievement in their professional field and have made a positive contribution to
society. For the second consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report placed Central Washington
University among the top elite public institutions in the west. CWU was 12th on the list in the 2006 OnLine Education of Americas Best Colleges.


Educational Background
Dr. William Allan Kritsonis earned his BA in 1969 from Central Washington University,
Ellensburg, Washington. In 1971, he earned his M.Ed. from Seattle Pacific University. In 1976, he
earned his PhD from the University of Iowa. In 1981, he was a Visiting Scholar at Teachers College,
Columbia University, New York. In 1987, Dr. Kritsonis was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University in
the School of Education, Palo Alto, California.
Doctor of Humane Letters
In June 2008, Dr. Kritsonis received the Doctor of Humane Letters, School of Graduate Studies
from Southern Christian University. The ceremony was held at the Hilton Hotel in New Orleans,
Professional Experience
Dr. Kritsonis began his career as a teacher. He has served education as a principal,
superintendent of schools, director of student teaching and field experiences, invited guest professor,
author, consultant, editor-in-chief, and publisher. Dr. Kritsonis has earned tenure and post-tenure as a
professor at the highest academic rank at two major universities.
Dr. Kritsonis has traveled and lectured throughout the United States and world-wide. Some
recent international tours include Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Monte Carlo,
England, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Germany, and many more.
Founder of National FORUM Journals Over 5,200 Professors Published
Dr. Kritsonis is founder of NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS (since 1983). These publications
represent a group of highly respected scholarly academic periodicals. Over 5,000 writers have been
published in these refereed, peer-reviewed periodicals. In 1982, he founded the National FORUM of
Educational Administration and Supervision now acclaimed by many as the United States leading
recognized scholarly academic refereed journal in educational administration, leadership, and supervision.
Professorial Roles
Dr. Kritsonis has served in professorial roles at Central Washington University, Washington;
Salisbury State University, Maryland; Northwestern State University of Louisiana; McNeese State
University, and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in the Department of Administrative and
Foundational Services in the Peabody College of Education.
In 2006, Dr. Kritsonis published two articles in the Two-Volume Set of the Encyclopedia of
Educational Leadership and Administration published by SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks,
California. He is a National Reviewer for the Journal of Research on Leadership, University Council for
Educational Administration (UCEA).
In 2007, Dr. Kritsonis was invited to write a history and philosophy of education for the ABCCLIO Encyclopedia of World History.


William Allan Kritsonis, PhD

Dissertation Chair for 23 PhD Graduates at Prairie View A&M University

The Texas A&M University System

Teresa Ann Hughes ~ December 2006
Roselia Alaniz Salinas ~ October 2007
Yolanda E. Smith ~ February 2008
Clarence Johnson ~ September 2008
Frances Craig Worthey ~ October 2008
Nasrin Nazemzadeh ~ November 2008
Grace Thomas Nickerson ~ December 2008
Rhodena Townsell ~ January 2009
Robert Marcel Branch ~ March 2009
Jennifer T. Butcher ~ March 2009
Michelle Annette Cloud ~ March 2009
Janetta Carolyn Gilliam ~ March 2009
Eunetra Ellison Simpson ~ March 2009
Desiree Adair Skinner ~ March 2010
Rebecca Hoa Duong ~ May 2009
Donald Ray Brown, Jr. ~ July 2009
Debra Denise Watkins ~ July 2009
Monica Georgette Williams ~ July 2009
Steven Norfleet ~ April 2010
Alex Elias Torrez ~ April 2011
Mary Ann Springs ~ July 2011
Sheri L. Miller-Williams ~ September 2011
Simone Alicia Gardiner ~ March 2012