412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99210-2131
Jeff Walls’ Faculty Page
I am a faculty member in the Educational Leadership program at Washington State University. My focus as a scholar is on understanding the ethical dimensions of organizational life and on producing caring leaders for caring schools.
My research agenda focuses on how leaders and teachers navigate the ethical crosscurrents of life in schools, and particularly on how education professionals experience and seek to shape schools as caring spaces. Links to some of my recent publications are below. If you would like to access a publication but are unable to, please contact me and I will be happy to help!
Walls, J. (2021). Tangles and Glimmers: How African Immigrant Students in an Urban Charter School Describe Congruencies and Disconnections in Caring Between Home and School. Urban Review, Online First, 1-24.
I teach both in the statewide Ed.D program in Educational Leadership and in the principal credential program for students in the Spokane area/Northeast Washington. In the Ed.D program, my teaching focuses on organizational theory and ethics in educational leadership. I teach a variety of courses in the principal credential program, including courses focused on community collaboration, school improvement, and instructional leadership.
In addition to service to the Educational Leadership program, WSU College of Education, and Washington State University, I have sought to serve the broader educational community in Washington. With the help of an American Educational Research Association Educational Research Service Grant, I investigated how school district central offices support caring in schools. The research/practice product of that work is here:
I have also served as a member of the Washington Professional Educator Standard Board Sub-Committee on Social and Emotional Learning. The purpose of this committee was to provide guidance to teacher and administrator preparation programs as they implement Washington’s Social and Emotional Learning standards into their programs. You can view the brief for SEL Implementation in principal programs here.