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Autumn Tooms Cypres, Ed.D.

Professor
Administrative and Instructional Leadership
EdD, Educational Leadership, Arizona State University
MEd, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
BA, Secondary Education, Arizona State University
Autumn currently serves the School of Education as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. She is a former biology teacher and school principal whose line of inquiry focuses on the politics of education, change, and building bridges between those who prepare school leaders and those leading school systems. She has served in the role of department chair (Virginia Commonwealth University), and founding director of the Leadership Academy at The University of Tennessee. In terms of national leadership, Autumn served as a program evaluator for school leadership preparation programs and as president of both The University Council for Educational Administration and The National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Autumn’s research has been recognized nationally via the Paula Silver Case Award and the William J. Davis Award. Her published work is focused for audiences of academics as well as educational leaders and can be found in journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Leadership, and Teacher’s College Record. Her most recent books examine the politics of leadership within the professoriate and include Ferocious resolve: Politics, courage, and what it’s like to be a professor and Leadership: Learning, teaching, and practice.

Teaching Interests

Everyday leadership and change in schools. The politics of change, discourse and politics.

Research Interests

Politics of educational leadership, organizational toxicity and reform, of change in the professoriate, higher education leadership, qualitative research methodology.

Courses Taught

EDU
5743
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING
EDU
5990
DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
EDU
7900
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN CURRIC
EDU
7901
ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH