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John A. Oliver
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Gayle E. de'Sousa Warner and John A. Oliver are now friends
Aug 23, 2013
Karma Ruder left a comment for John A. Oliver
"Hey John, Miss you - hope you are having a great time at the CLE. Karma"
Jan 8, 2012
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On Jan. 5 - 8, 2012, the CLE will convene in San Marcos, Texas, to engage in conversation about the politics of education and community development. This CLE will revisit the historical context of Central Texas, its contribution to the national consciousness and political ethos through its most recognizable citizen, President Lyndon B. Johnson. Within this context, participants will discuss how their own stories are connected to building sustainable and healthy communities. Those personal…See More
Dec 30, 2011
John A. Oliver is now friends with S. Kwesi Rollins, steve stapleton and Lee Francis
Nov 30, 2011
John A. Oliver and Shital C. Shah are now friends
Sep 28, 2011
John A. Oliver is now a member of Community Learning Exchange
Sep 27, 2011

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Texas State University
Brief bio--What are you passionate about?
John A. Oliver, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Educational and Community Leadership at Texas State University–San Marcos. His research interests include the intersection of adult and youth partnerships for community change, and effective partnerships between higher education, schools, and communities. John’s grant work currently includes Promoting College Going Culture for Historically Underrepresented Students, and an Ethnographic Approach to Policy as Practice. His teaching specialties include understanding the self as an educational leader, the role of school leaders in facilitating school improvement, and the praxis of principal preparation. John earned is doctorate from Michigan State University in the area of Educational Administration with a focus in School Leadership; received his M.Ed. from Marygrove College and B.A. from Morehouse College. John was a public school teacher and Assistant Principal in Michigan for over 8 years. John was also a member of the national evaluation team for the W.K.Kellogg Foundation Leadership For Community Change Project, chair and secretary/historian of the Graduate Student Council for the American Educational Research Association and member of the Social Justice Action Committee for the American Educational Research Association.

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At 3:56pm on January 8, 2012, Karma Ruder said…

Hey John,

Miss you - hope you are having a great time at the CLE.


At 9:39am on September 28, 2011, steve stapleton said…

Hi John,

Welcome to the Community Learning Exchange network site, and thank you for all you do in your community.  I hope you enjoyed the meeting at Highlander last week. I'm bummed I was there to hang out with you in person, I always enjoy your company.

When you have a moment please go to the tab "My Page" and then click on the generic default photo to "change or edit profile and photo." From there you can upload a photo of yourself so other members can more easily recognize you, it also helps make the site feel more welcoming.

Please explore the site and add your voice to any conversations you feel called, or spend some time listening to pod casts of our radio show, CLEonair! which can be found in the Media tab. We also have some great articles and tools in the Resource tab.

I am one of the site administrators, so let me know if you have any comments or questions about the site.


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