Virginia Tech’s M. David Alexander has been awarded the 2022 Creighton award, recognizing his contributions to the field of educational leadership.

The International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL) awards the Creighton award to individuals who have an extensive record of publications in major journals in the field, are supporting grad students as they start their publication career, and are actively working to address issues facing PK-12 school administrations.

The Creighton Award is named after former Virginia Tech Professor Theodore “Ted” Creighton, who was instrumental in the development of several programs in the ICPEL to both assist those early in their publication career, and ensure school leadership had access to necessary resources.

“Dr. Alexander is an internationally renowned scholar of school law, finance, and school board policy; I’m delighted to see his accomplishments recognized with this award,” said Kristin Gehsmann, Director of the VT School of Education.

Alexander is a professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program; he has been at Virginia Tech since 1972. 

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Written by Alexandra Krens