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William C. Frick

William Frick

Department: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Program Area: Educational Administration, Curriculum & Supervision
Phone: 405-325-2447

William C. Frick, Ph.D. is the Rainbolt Family Endowed Presidential Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. He is the founding director of the Center for Leadership Ethics and Change, ( an affiliate body of the international Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education (CSLEE) of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of School Leadership and the IAFOR Journal of Education and is currently the editor of Values and Ethics in Educational Administration. Dr. Frick has approximately 14 years of experience as a practitioner in the public schools including building and district-level administration. He is a former 2016-17 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar to the Republic of Georgia. A doctoral graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, his research interests include the philosophy of administrative leadership, school system reform within urban municipality revitalization efforts, and broader cultural studies exploring the intersection of identity formation and schooling. He has served in multiple officer and representative roles for national professional associations such as AERA, UCEA, and CSLEE. Currently, he is a board member of the Santa Fe South Charter School System, Inc. and Odyssey Leadership Academy.

Research interests:

  • ethics in educational administration
  • linkages between school system reform and broader community revitalization efforts
  • cultural studies in education addressing the intersection of identity and schooling