|Global EPFP Coordinators|
Robert J. Monson (EPFP 88-89)
Robert Monson holds a B.A. in political science, an M.A. in curriculum and instruction, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from Saint Louis University. In 1977, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Across seven states he has served public school children in the capacities of teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, and three superintendent positions in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. From 1990 to 2000 he taught in Lesley University’s national curriculum and instruction program. He has served as a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Principals Center where he also led dialogues among principals and superintendents. In 1997, he was a visiting faculty member at the Harvard summer institute on standards and accountability.
In recent years he has served as a consultant for ASCD, Public Agenda, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and the Tri-States Standards Consortium. He has co-authored two volumes on performance assessment for Zephyr Press and has published numerous journal articles on curriculum, assessment, and literacy education. His professional interests lie in leadership development, program development, accountability systems, and public engagement.
Dan Schultz is Senior Policy and Program Advisor for the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University. He also provides leadership for the College’s Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding China Program, a faculty and doctoral student study abroad program, and develops and leads MSU-sponsored study tours to the United Kingdom, Botswana and China. His background includes executive leadership and policy roles in state government in Michigan, where he was Assistant State Superintendent and Director of Technology and Grants for the Michigan Department of Education and the State Board of Education. He holds academic degrees in economics and education administration, and for over 30 years has led the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program. His experience includes service as an elected trustee on a community school district’s board of education. Dan is the recipient of the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award, the MSU College of Education Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2014 International Friendship Award from the Faculty of Education at Southwest University in Chongqing China.