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Jacqueline Stefkovich

Jacqueline Stefkovich

Professor of Education in the Education Policy Studies Department

207C Rackley
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-3779


  1. Ed.D., Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education
  2. J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School
  3. M.A. in Counseling from The University of Connecticut


Jacqueline Stefkovich is a Professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University where she teaches courses in ethical decision making, law and ethics, and teachers and the law. She has written three books on ethical decision making which are used widely in the U.S. and abroad.  They include: Best Interests of the Student (2nd edition);  Ethical Decision Making for School Business Officials (co-authored with William Hartman); and Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education (4th ed.), co-authored with Joan Shapiro.

She has worked collaboratively with the Rock since 2004, attending and co-sponsoring ethics conferences, participating in the annual Moral Literacy Colloquium, and sending students to these events every year. Along with Rock representatives, she serves on the Board of the University Council for Educational Administration’s (UCEA) Center for the Study of Leadership & Ethics (CSLE).

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