Michael Fullan, PhD, is former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Recognized as an international authority on educational reform, Dr. Fullan is engaged in training, consulting, and evaluating change projects around the world. His ideas for managing change are used in many countries, and his books have been published in many languages.
Dr. Fullan led the evaluation team that conducted the assessment of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy in England from 1998 to 2003. Later, he was appointed special adviser to the Premier and Minister of Education in Ontario.
In December 2012, Dr. Fullan received the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honors. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community, and service to the nation.
Dr. Fullan bases his work on the moral purpose of education as it is applied in schools and school systems to bring about major improvements. He has written several best sellers that have been translated into many languages. His latest books include The New Meaning of Educational Change and The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive.