John Sikula is Director of Adult Studies & Veteran Services. He was formerly Vice President for Regional Centers and Outreach. He was an Education Dean for 25 years, previously serving in this capacity at Indiana University Northwest (1976-84), California State University, Long Beach (1984-95), National University (1995-97), and Ashland University (1998-2001). Dr. Sikula is former President of the national Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), 1989-90. He was the Founding President of the State of California Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE), 1984-86.
Dr. Sikula has served as a consultant to schools, universities, professional associations, and education-related groups in all 50 states and 27 countries. His writings include some 200 professional publications, including having been Senior Editor of the 1996 award-winning Handbook of Research on Teacher Education, Second Edition, published by Macmillan.
Dr. Sikula has a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Foundations of Education. His honors include five ATE Presidential Awards for Service (1986, 1993, 1995, 1998, & 1999); being recognized by ATE as “Distinguished Educator” (1996) and as “Distinguished Member” (1994); being selected via national competition as one of the 75 “Young Educational Leaders of America” by Phi Delta Kappa (1981); having received an “Outstanding Teaching Award” from the University of Toledo (1971); and having been named Wadsworth Publishing Distinguished Teacher Educator (2001).
Dr. Sikula’s fields of specialization and areas of research include educational leadership, schooling reform, history and philosophy of education, and educational sociology.