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Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Michael D. Richardson

Michael D. Richardson is Director of the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Leadership and holds the Fuller E. Callaway Chair in Educational Leadership at Columbus State University. He previously held faculty and administrative appointments at Western Kentucky University, Clemson University, Georgia Southern University, Mercer University, and Southeastern Louisiana University. He completed a BS and MA in Education at Tennessee Technological University and was awarded the EdD in Educational Administration from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Richardson served as Founding Editor of the Journal of School Leadership an internationally refereed journal of educational leadership, Founding Editor of Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership, and as Editor of The Journal of At-Risk Issues. He has authored or edited 17 books, published more than 150 articles in professional journals, published more than 50 book chapters and made more than 250 presentations to state, regional, national and international professional organizations. He has chaired more than 90 dissertations and continues to actively collaborate and conduct research and write for publications. His current research areas are organizational theory, particularly resiliency of leaders, phenomenology, and the implications of technology for administrators. Dr. Richardson served as a secondary and elementary principal, Personnel Director, Director of Special Projects, Coordinator of Federal Programs, and Assistant Superintendent before entering higher education.
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