CEHD and U of M Word Marks


330 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-3377

Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:



C Brunner

Professor; Coordinator of education policy and leadership program

Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.S., University of Kansas

Org Leadership, Policy/Dev
310G Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St S E
Tel: 612/624-8527

Download Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Areas of Interest

Power, the superintendency
Women in administration
School management and policy
Collaborative decision-making

Certificates and Licensure

  • Public Schools Building Level and District Level Administrators Certificate and License, University of Kansas and the Kansas Department of Education, first granted 1979 and 1992


My interests center on ontologically-held conceptions of power, constructions of identity, and the dynamics they create during decision making. Through ethnographic and other qualitative methods, both traditional and non-traditional, I study superintendents and other administrators through a lens informed by various theoretical perspectives including ones advancing social justice.

Revised October 2013