SOURCE: American College of Education

American College of Education

September 28, 2011 14:29 ET

Linetta Durand Joins American College of Education as Chair of Educational Leadership Department

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Linetta Durand, Ed. D., has been named chair of the Educational Leadership Department at American College of Education.

Durand, who earned her doctorate in urban educational leadership and master's degree in educational administration from the University of Cincinnati, also holds a bachelor's degree in health science from Ohio State University.

"We are very fortunate to have Dr. Durand join our faculty with her strong background in leadership and service in both education and community endeavors," said Mary Bold, Ph.D., CFLE, academic dean of American College of Education. "Her many talents are reflected in the 2010 Distinguished Leadership Award in Research and Service granted by the city of Cincinnati. We are delighted to have those talents now in our College."

Previous positions held by Durand include adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. She has served as a principal of A.B. Miree Academy and superintendent of M. Booth Academies, both in Cincinnati.

The mayor of Cincinnati appointed Durand to serve for seven years as a member of the city's board of health. She was elected by her peers to serve as vice chair for one year and chair for two consecutive years.

Recognized for her expertise in curriculum development, Durand participated in science and education curriculum development at learning centers and academic institutions.

The educator began her professional career as the director of HIV/AIDS Programs and Youth Specialist for the American Red Cross in Cincinnati. Durand has performed extensive research in morality-based leadership, ethics in leadership, equity in leadership, and HIV/AIDS infected students and administrators' and teachers' attitudes toward them.

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