AboutLeader

  • Dr. Russell J. Quaglia

    President/Founder

    quaglia@qisa.org


    Dr. Russell J. Quaglia is a globally recognized pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to fostering voice and aspirations in schools. Dr. Quaglia has been described by news media as America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student voice and aspirations. His innovative work is evidenced by an extensive library of research-based publications, prominent international speaking appearances, and a successfully growing list of aspirations ventures.

    Among these ventures, Dr. Quaglia authored the School Voice suite of surveys. His most recent book, Principal Voice: Listen, Learn, Lead, follows the internationally acclaimed Student Voice: The Instrument of Change, both published by Corwin.

    In addition to founding and leading the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations and the Teacher Voice & Aspirations International Center, Dr. Quaglia also founded and currently chairs the Aspirations Academies Trust (AAT). AAT is a sponsor of primary and secondary academies in England built upon Dr. Quaglia's aspirations research.

    Dr. Quaglia earned his bachelor's degree at Assumption College, a master's degree in economics from Boston College, and master of education and doctorate degrees from Columbia University, specializing in the area of organizational theory and behavior. He has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates in humanitarian services for his dedication to students. Dr. Quaglia's work has also led him to serve on several national and international committees, reflecting his passion for ensuring that student and teacher voices are always heard, honored, and acted upon.

    Twitter: @DrRussQ