William Leary, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ed.D.
William Leary has been a professor in the College of Education since 1998. Prior to coming to Lynn, Leary served as superintendent of schools in Boston, MA; Rockville Centre, NY; North Babylon, NY; Broward County, FL; and Gloucester, MA. He has held the positions of director of curriculum development for Boston Public Schools; executive director for the Metropolitan Planning Center in Newton, MA; associate professor and chair for the Department of Educational Leadership and Psychology at the University of Mississippi; visiting professor for Suffolk University in Boston, MA; producer and director of The Superintendent’s Forum for New England Cable Television; regular columnist for the Boston Herald, Long Island News and Gloucester Times; member of the Governor’s Task Force on Alternative Education for the State of Florida and of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Public Education in Massachusetts; member of the National Commission on Educational Supervision for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and of the National Education Evaluation Task Force for the American Association of School Administrators; presenter on Multiple Intelligences at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library at the University of Texas; trustee of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; and member of the Long Island, NY, Regional Planning Board. Leary has doctorates in Education from Boston University and Harvard. He was recently named to "Who’s Who in America" for the year 2011 and has been named to "Who’s Who" since 1977.
- B.S., Boston College
- M.Ed., Boston State College (UMASS - Boston)
- Ed.D., Boston University
- Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Fulbright Fellow, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
- 30 Graduate credits, Government, Boston University
- National Defense Education Grant, Oregon State University
- Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) , Harvard
- Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University, Co –author: “The Police: Fact and Fiction”. Clinical Teacher Consultant.
- National Superintendents Academy (2 years), Vanderbilt University
- Human resources
- Leadership and management
- Budget and finance
- Curriculum development
- Strategic planning
- Adolescent development
- Freedom Award for lifelong service for freedom and civil rights, Oxford-Lafayette County, Mississippi Chapter of the NAACP
- National Leadership Award, National School Boards Association
- Ida M. Johnston Award as an Outstanding Alumnus, Boston University School of Education