Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Prior to coming to Boston College, he taught primary school and lectured in several English universities, including Oxford. In addition, he was cofounder and director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto. He has held numerous prestigious visiting professorships in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Sweden, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Currently, he is the elected Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education in London. He has received the Whitworth Award for outstanding contributions to educational research in Canada and was awarded a writing residency at the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy, by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Andy is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Educational Change. He is leading editor of the first and second International Handbooks of Educational Change. His books have achieved outstanding writing awards from the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. His books have been translated into many languages. His most recent books are Sustainable Leadership (with Dean Fink, 2006), and Change Wars (with Michael Fullan, 2008). Andy presents to and consults widely with governments, foundations, teacher unions, administrator associations, and other groups across the world. His current research is on organizations that perform above expectations in education, health, business, and sport.