Joe C. Novak Ed.D

Senior Lecturer
Director, Professional Development School Program Coordinator of Hybrid and Online ELPS Master's program in Building Level Leadership.
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 404
University of Kansas
1122 W. Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101

Teaching Interests

  • Leadership, staff evaluation, staff development, cultural competency, social justice, educator wellness


Serving PDS schools with training and resources in areas requested by the schools.

Serving local school districts and schools in meeting their academic and social goals for teachers and students.

Selected Publications

DeLuca, T. A, Novak, J. C, & Cocolis, A. (in press). Retaliatory Teacher Transfer or Meeting a District Need?. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

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