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Professor Ross Notman

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Dean, University of Otago College of Education
Director of the Centre for Educational Leadership and Administration
BA(Hons), MEdAdmin(Hons), PhD, DipEd, DipTchg, AFNZIM, FNZEALS

Tel 64 3 479 5461
Fax 64 3 479 4295
Email ross.notman@otago.ac.nz

Biography

Since 1999, Ross has been a lecturer in Education at the University of Otago, and became Professor and Dean of the College of Education in 2017.

He has worked extensively in principal appraisal and in leadership support mechanisms through activities, such as coaching and group support networks. He was the foundation Head of Department, Education Studies and Professional Practice, at the new University of Otago College of Education between 2007 and 2008. In 2009, he was a Visiting Fellow to the Teacher and Leadership Research Centre at the University of Nottingham.

Ross has presented at international leadership conferences in the UK, Sweden, Canada, USA, Germany, South Africa and Australia. He is the editor of two significant publications on successful educational leadership in New Zealand.

As part of his sabbatical leave in 2014, Ross was a Visiting Academic at the University of Nottingham and Oxford University. On his return, he was the NZEALS Visiting Scholar and presented a series of educational leadership papers across New Zealand. In 2016 Ross was made a Fellow of the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (FNZEALS).

Research

Ross’s major research interests focus on teacher and school principal development, particularly in the field of the personal dimensions of principalship. He is currently the New Zealand project director of a 25-country international study into the leadership practices of successful school principals, and a 10-country study into the preparation of educators to lead in high-needs schools.

Academic recognition

Editorial Board membership

Ross is a member of the editorial board for both the Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, and Leadership and Policy in Schools (USA). He has been a national council member of the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society since 2003.

Research Fellow

Ross is a Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (APCELP).

Scholarships

  • Minolta Dame Jean Herbison Scholarship (2005)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (2010)
  • NZEALS President’s Research Award (2010)
  • NZEALS Visiting Scholar (2014)

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Publications

Notman, R. (2017). Professional identity, adaptation and the self: Cases of New Zealand school principals during a time of change. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 45(5), 759-773. doi: 10.1177/1741143216670650

Notman, R. (2016, April). Success and challenge in leading for social justice and high need. Keynote presentation at the Biennial New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS) International Leadership Conference: Leading for Social Justice in Education, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Torrance, D., & Notman, R. (2016, April). Pathways to leadership: Perspectives from Scotland and New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Biennial New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS) International Leadership Conference: Leading for Social Justice in Education, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Notman, R. (2015, May-June). Changing principalships: The identity pathways of two New Zealand school leaders. Verbal presentation at the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP) Conference, Seville, Spain.

Notman, R. (2015, December). Educational leadership research in the Asia Pacific region: An overview. Verbal presentation at the Asian Migrations Research Theme Conference: Asia and Education, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Edited Book - Research

Notman, R. (Ed.). (2011). Successful educational leadership in New Zealand: Case studies of schools and an early childhood centre. Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press, 155p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Notman, R. (2014). The interplay of values. In C. M. Branson & S. J. Gross (Eds.), Handbook of ethical educational leadership. (pp. 176-194). New York: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203747582.ch12

Notman, R. (2014). New Zealand: A values-led principalship: The person within the professional. In C. Day & D. Gurr (Eds.), Leading schools successfully: Stories from the field. (pp. 117-128). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Notman, R. (2011). Building leadership success in a New Zealand education context. In R. Notman (Ed.), Successful educational leadership in New Zealand: Case studies of schools and an early childhood centre. (pp. 135-152). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Notman, R. (2011). Personal pathways through the leadership maze: A New Zealand perspective on the sustainable developement of school leaders. In G. I. Lingam (Ed.), Educational leadership: Emerging issues and successful practices. (pp. 12-29). Suva, Fiji: School of Education, University of the South Pacific.

Notman, R. (2011). Leading New Zealand schools and centres: An introduction. In R. Notman (Ed.), Successful educational leadership in New Zealand: Case studies of schools and an early childhood centre. (pp. 9-14). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Notman, R. (2017). Professional identity, adaptation and the self: Cases of New Zealand school principals during a time of change. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 45(5), 759-773. doi: 10.1177/1741143216670650

Notman, R. (2014). Lessons in leadership: What can New Zealand learn from the international successful school principalship project? Education Review, (May), 4.

Robertson, S., & Notman, R. (2013). Leadership factors that influence the development of teacher practice. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 28(2), 57-68.

Notman, R. (2012). Intrapersonal factors in New Zealand school leadership success. International Journal of Educational Management, 26(5), 470-479. doi: 10.1108/09513541211240264

Notman, R. (2012). Implementing values in the New Zealand curriculum: Four years on. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 3, 41-49.

Notman, R., & Henry, D. A. (2011). Building and sustaining successful school leadership in New Zealand. Leadership & Policy in Schools, 10(4), 375-394. doi: 10.1080/15700763.2011.610555

Notman, R. (2010). Who lies within? The personal development of educational leaders. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 25(2), 17-29.

Notman, R., & Henry, A. (2009). The human face of principalship: A synthesis of case study findings. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 24(1), 37-52.

Notman, R. (2009). In pursuit of excellence. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 24(1), 26-31.

Notman, R. (2008). Leading from wthin: A values-based model of principal self-development. Leading & Managing, 14(1), 1-15.

Notman, R. (2006). Values-based leadership: A secondary principal's perspective. New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership, 21(2), 5-16.

Notman, G. R. (1999). Preparing for principalship: To be or not to be? New Zealand Principal, August, 8-11.

Notman, R. (1997). Principal selection by boards of trustees: Perceptions and process. New Zealand Journal of Educational Administration, 12, 50-57.

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Journal - Research Other

Bryant, M., Cheng, A., & Notman, R. (2014). Editors' summary. Management in Education, 28(3), 78-79. doi: 10.1177/0892020614540413

Notman, R. (2010). Joining leadership and classroom pedagogies: A review of the Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration [BES]. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 25(1), 11-21.

Notman, R. (2009). [Review of the book Leadership for exceptional educational outcomes: Findings for students from AESOP]. Journal of Educational Administration & History, 41(3), 303-304. doi: 10.1080/00220620903034568

Notman, R. (2009). The softer skills of leadership: Stories and strategies of six successful New Zealand school principals [Editorial]. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 24(1), 1-3.

Notman, R. (2007). [Review of the book To be a teacher: Journeys towards authenticity]. New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership, 22(2), 57-59.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Notman, R. (2013). Intrapersonal factors in New Zealand school leadership success [translated into traditional Chinese] [Reprint of Notman, R. (2012). Intrapersonal factors in New Zealand school leadership success, International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 26, No. 5, (470-479)]. Journal of Education Research, 227(1), 122-129. doi: 10.3966/168063602013030227009

Notman, R. (2012). Who is the person behind the principal? A case for self development. SPANZ: Journal of the Secondary Principals' Association of New Zealand, (December), 8-10.

Notman, R. (2011). A focus on international programs: CELA. UCEA Review, 52(1), 27.

Notman, R. (2007). Genuine Values [Comment]. Education Review, (April), 8.

Notman, G. R. (2002). Other pathways to principal appraisal. Education Today, 6(4), 19-20.

Notman, R. (2001). School leadership: do we block the ball or play off the front foot? Educational Review, (December).

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Notman, R. (2008). Developing the leadership 'self': International perspectives on the personal development of school principals. Proceedings of the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS) International Educational Leadership Conference. [CD-ROM] NZEALS. [Full Paper]

Notman, R., Henry, A., Latham, D., Potaka, P., Slowley, D., & Ross, P. (2008). Successful school principals: Factors that impact on their success. Proceedings of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management Conference. Retrieved from http://www.emasa.co.za/node/42

Notman, R. (2007). Connecting with the self: How we might assist the personal development of school leaders. Proceedings of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders International Conference. ACEL. Retrieved from http://www.acelconference2007.com/

Notman, R. (2006). Moral agency and dilemma management in the school principalship: A New Zealand case study. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Values and Leadership Conference. [CD-ROM] Pennsylvania State University: D. J. Willower Centre for the Study of Leadership and Ethics. [Full Paper]

Notman, G. R. (2006). Leading a rural secondary school: The personal power of the principal. Proceedings of the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society Biennial Conference. [Full Paper]

Notman, G. R. (2004). Values-based leadership: A qualitative case study of the personal working lives of two New Zealand secondary principals. Proceedings of the Third International Leadership Conference: Realising the Vision and Living the Reality. [CD-ROM] Sydney: Australian National Catholic University. [Full Paper]

Notman, G. R., & Slowley, D. (2004). Principal development: A collaborative model for experienced secondary principals. Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS). (pp. 139-148). Dunedin: NZEALS. [Full Paper]

Notman, R. (1998). Principal appraisal: Another pathway. New Zealand Educational Administration Society Conference. 2, (pp. 396-402). [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Notman, R. (2013). Ground-breaking leadership: Challenges facing New Zealand school leaders in the Christchurch earthquake. Proceedings of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Convention: Seeking New Understandings to Persistent Challenges: A Call to Action to (Re)Unite Research, Policy, and Practice with the Community. Retrieved from http://2013uceaconvention.sched.org/

Notman, R. (2012). ISLDN project on high-needs schools: New Zealand case study findings [Panel discussion: International perspectives on "high need schools": Implications for leadership preparation and development]. Proceedings of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Conference: The Future is Ours: Leadership Matters. Retrieved from http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ucea/ucea12

Notman, R., Henry, A., Latham, D., & Potaka, P. (2012). Case studies in successful school leadership: New Zealand findings from the international successful school principalship project (ISSPP). Proceedings of the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.eenz.com/nzeals12/

Notman, R. (2012). So principals need values too? Implications of New Zealand research findings from the International Successful School Principalship Project. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Values and Leadership Conference: Ethical Leadership: Building Capacity for those Moments of Challenging Choices. Retrieved from http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/education/research/centre_for_creative_and_authentic_leadership/past_events/annual_values_and_leadership

Notman, R. (2012). How does self-reflection actually work? Creating personal capacity among New Zealand school leaders. Proceedings of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Conference: An Inquiry Mindset. Retrieved from http://www.acel.org.au/index.php?id=1621

Notman, R. (2010). Fire in the heart, ice in the brain! Rekindling the human spirit of educational leaders. Proceedings of the New Zealand Educational Administration & Leadership Society (NZEALS) International Educational Leadership Conference: Leadership: A Juggling Act? Retrieved from http://www.nzeals.org.nz/conf10/programme.html

Johansson, O., & Notman, R. (2010). Values [Workshop]. Successful Leadership in Times of Challenge: Report on the ISSPP/National College/University of Nottingham International Seminar. Nottingham, UK: National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Notman, R. (2016, April). Success and challenge in leading for social justice and high need. Keynote presentation at the Biennial New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS) International Leadership Conference: Leading for Social Justice in Education, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Torrance, D., & Notman, R. (2016, April). Pathways to leadership: Perspectives from Scotland and New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Biennial New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS) International Leadership Conference: Leading for Social Justice in Education, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Notman, R. (2015, May-June). Changing principalships: The identity pathways of two New Zealand school leaders. Verbal presentation at the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP) Conference, Seville, Spain.

Notman, R. (2015, December). Educational leadership research in the Asia Pacific region: An overview. Verbal presentation at the Asian Migrations Research Theme Conference: Asia and Education, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Johnson, L., Crow, G., & Notman, R. (2015, May-June). The professional identities of school leaders across international contexts. Verbal presentation at the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP) Conference, Seville, Spain.

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