Dr. Leithwood is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at OISE/University of Toronto. His research and writing concerns school leadership, educational policy and organizational change. Dr. Leithwood has published more than 70 referred journal articles, and authored or edited more than thirty books. For example, he is the senior editor of both the first and second" International Handbooks on Educational Leadership and Administration "(Kluwer Publishers, 1996, 2003). His most recent books (all with Corwin Press) include "Leadership With Teachers' Emotions In Mind "(in press), "Making Schools Smarter" (3rd edition, 2006) and "Teaching for Deep Understanding "(2006). Among his current research projects is a large, five-year, Wallace Foundation study, with colleagues, aimed at determining how state, district and school-level leadership influences student learning. Dr. Leithwood is the recent recipient of the University of Toronto's "Impact on Public Policy" award.