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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, Education Policy and Leadership Programs

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

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

Certificate 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 August 2015