Les Stein, EdD
Assistant Teaching Professor
- EdD (Educational Administration), United States International University
- MS (Systems Management), University of Southern California
- MA (National Security and Strategic Studies), Naval War College
Les Stein is a member of the faculty and Assistant Teaching Professor in the Master of Science in Leadership program. His research interests include the role of leadership in turning around failing schools, the value of leadership in improving organizational effectiveness, and the role of institutional and instructional leadership in improving our public-school systems. He has published numerous articles in professional journals on these and other leadership subjects.
Dr. Stein retired as a colonel in the United States Marine Corps, after almost 27 years on active duty. As a Marine, he commanded units ranging from platoon to regimental size.
Upon retirement from the Marine Corps, Dr. Stein worked as the principal of two K-8 charter schools, one in Raleigh and the other in Durham, NC. He also served as the interim head of a private high school and as a consultant for North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction.
In 2012 Dr. Stein collaborated with two college professors from Temple University on a book titled, The Value Frontier: An Introduction to Competitive Business Strategies. His second book, Education Disrupted: Strategies for Saving Our Failing Schools was published in November 2013. Dr. Stein and his wife, Marcia, have been married for 42 years and they have one daughter, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren.