Steven E. Tozer


  • Leadership
  • Principals
  • Urban education

Steve Tozer is professor and university scholar in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and director of the Center for Urban Education Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is founding coordinator of the university’s Doctor of Education program in urban education leadership, which has received awards for school leader development from leading academic and policy organizations and has been featured in a national PBS broadcast and in national publications. Tozer received degrees from Dartmouth College, Loyola University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served as head of curriculum and instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; chair of policy studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago; president of the American Educational Studies Association; and president of the Council for Social Foundations of Education.  Author or co-author of over 45 journal articles and book chapters, Tozer is lead editor of “The Handbook of Research in Social Foundations of Education,” published by Routledge in 2011, and author or editor of five other books.