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Dale W. Lick

Dr. Lick, a past president of Georgia Southern University, University of Maine, and Florida State University and presently University Professor and Associate Director of the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University, teaches in the Department of Educational Leadership and works on educational (K-12 and Higher Education) and organizational projects involving transformational leadership, change creation (leading and managing change), learning organizations, distance and distributed learning, new learning systems, strategic planning, and visioning.

A mathematician by academic training, Dr. Lick previously held administrative and faculty positions at Port Huron Junior College, University of Tennessee, Drexel University, Russell Sage College, and Old Dominion University. He also served as a visiting research mathematician at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, an adjunct professor of bio-mathematics at Temple University, and a scientific consultant to the United States Atomic Energy Commission.

Included in 40 national and international biographical listings, Dr. Lick is the author of over 50 professional books, articles and proceedings, and 285 original newspaper columns. His recent books are Whole-Faculty Study Groups: A Powerful Way to Change Schools and Enhance Learning (with Carlene Murphy), Corwin Press, 1998, and New Directions in Mentoring: Creating a Culture of Synergy (co-editor with Carol Mullen), Falmer Press (London), 1999. Dr. Lick's recent other publications are: "Mega-Level Strategic Planning: Beyond Conventional Wisdom" (with Kaufman) and "Change Creation: The Rest of the Planning Story" (with Kaufman), two chapters in the book Technology-Driven Planning: Principles to Practice, published by the Society for College and University Planning, 2000, and "Whole-Faculty Study Groups: Facilitating Mentoring for School-Wide Change," Theory Into Practice, Winter 2000.

Dr. Lick received bachelor and master's degrees from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Riverside. Further, Dr. Lick holds all three levels of formal training and certification for Leading and Managing Organizational Change: Change Knowledge, Instructor/Trainer, and Consultation Skills, from the international change research and development organization, ODR, Inc., Atlanta, GA, and has completed formal "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" (Stephen Covey) and "Learning Organizations" (Peter Senge) programs.

Dr. Lick began his collaboration with Carlene Murphy in 1996 after reading an article she had written on Whole-Faculty Study Groups. Thinking that the WFSG approach was one of the most effective strategies he had seen for transforming public schools, he contacted Murphy. The two decided that Murphy's public school experience and Lick's organizational and change experience could be integrated. One major result of the collaboration was the book Whole-Faculty Study Groups: A Powerful Way to Change Schools and Enhance Learning.

Dale W. Lick
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