A. William Place, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership
Office: Merion Hall
Email: aplace@sju.edu


Prior to coming to Saint Joseph's in 2012, William Place was director of doctoral studies at The University of Dayton, where he taught research, school public relations and personnel courses. Dr. Place is a past member of the executive board of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (2009-2012) and is a past president of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association. Prior to moving to the university level he was a teacher, full-time teacher association representative and administrator for more than 10 years.In 2000-02, Place reconnected with the field working as a high school principal.He has presented more than three dozen papers at national refereed conferences and has more than two dozen publications in some of the most prestigious journals in the field, as well as more than a dozen other publications including the published book Principals Who Dare to Care.

Courses Taught

  • Educational Leadership

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Educational Leadership
  • Expertise: Executive Education, Business Strategy, Organization Development, Port Authority Issues, Ireland and Chile, Photography, Landscape and Travel
  • Expertise: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Collegiate Athletic Management
  • Expertise: Religion in Pop Culture, Religion in Television/Feature Film/Literature, Social Justice
  • Expertise: Fire Management and Prevention, Emergency and Disaster Management, Public Administration Policy, Local Government
  • Expertise: Service Quality, Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Quality Improvement, Team Building, Local Health Care, Customer Service
  • Expertise: France, French Culture, Contemporary French-Speaking World, Literature in French, 19th-Century French History
  • Expertise: Psychology of Religion, Prosocial Behavior, Ethical Behavior, Altruism, Moral Development
  • Expertise: Food Marketing, Consumer food shopping trends, Food company strategy, Supermarket practices
  • Expertise: Mexican History and Politics, Latin American History, U.S. Policy toward Latin America
  • Expertise: American Zoos, American Pop Culture, Environmental History, Animal Studies
  • Expertise: Food Retailing, Hunger and Hunger Relief