Faculty Profile

Paul E. Heckman


Portrait of Paul Heckman (left) and Jamal Abedi (right)

Research Interests

Curriculum theory and change; Educational Ecology of communities; Educational Leadership; School, curriculum and community change; School restructuring: Organizational arrangements and structures; School culture: change and cognition


Ph.D., Curriculum and the Study of Schooling – University of California, Los Angeles – 1982

Awards and Honors

  • Member, Professors of Curriculum. 1988.
  • Who’s Who in American Education. 1988.
  • Who’s Who in the West. 1985.

Current Activities and Service

  • Member, Advisory Board of Project Life Lab
  • Member, Board of Directors of the National Center for Community Education (Flint, MI)
  • Governing Council Member. SOAR (United Way of King County). 2003-2004.
  • Keynote Speaker. Learning across the Hours Conference. Vancouver, WA. 2003.
  • Panel Discussant. Center for Community Partnerships, 10th Anniversary International Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 2003.
  • Keynote Speaker. Annual School’s Out Washington Training of Trainer Events. Seattle, WA. 2003.
  • Member. Advisory Group – Indicators Project on Education Organizing – Cross City Campaign for School Reform. Chicago, IL. 2000-2003.
  • Member. Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Families and Education Levy, City of Seattle. 2003-2004.
  • Participant. Afterschool for All: Project 2010 (Afterschool Alliance). 2003-present.
  • Presenter. August Symposium: Classroom Transformation to Eliminate the Achievement Gap. Seattle, WA. 2002.
  • Discussant. After-School Programs & Supplementary Education Conference. New York, NY. 2002.
  • Panel Discussant. National School-Age Care Alliance Annual Conference. Memphis, TN. 2002
  • Roundtable Participant. The Civil Rights Project, Harvard University, and National Institute for Urban School Improvement, University of Colorado, Denver. Cambridge, MA 2001.
  • Member. Editorial Board Consultants: Journal of Research and Development in Education. 1990-1995.
  • Member. Board of Directors. National Center for Community Education. 1987-present.
  • Member. American Educational Research Program. 1981-present.

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