Dr. Begley was a Professor in the Masters of Education Program at Nipissing University from July 2009 through June 2011. Prior to that he was a Professor at Penn State University for six years (2003 – 2009), and a Professor at the University of Toronto for 13 years (1991 – 2003). He also served as the Executive Director of the UCEA Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics from the time it was established in 1996 until his retirement in 2011. His teaching and research interests focus on all aspects of school leadership including: the influence of values and ethics on school leadership practices, socializing influences experienced by aspiring principals, international images of effective school leadership, the ethics and procedures of performance appraisal, the administrator's role in school improvement, and state of the art pre service and in service practices for school leadership development (including on-line education). Because of his extensive field development experience, his work reflects a strong practitioner orientation.