A professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University,Todd Whitaker, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written 45 books, including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Shifting The Monkey; Dealing With Difficult Teachers; The Ten-Minute Inservice; The Ball; What Great Principals Do Differently; Motivating & Inspiring Teachers; and Dealing With Difficult Parents.
Prior to moving into higher education, he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.