Matthew Militello is the Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor in Educational Leadership at East Carolina University. He has held faculty positions at North Carolina State University (2008-2014) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2005-2008). Prior to his academic career, Militello was a middle and high public school teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Michigan (1992-2003). Militello has more than 60 publications including six books: “Principals avoiding lawsuites: How teachers can be partners in practicing preventative law” (2017, Rowman & Littlefield), “Reframing community partnerships in education: Uniting the power of place and wisdom of people (Fall 2015, Routledge), “How to prevent special education litigation: Eight legal lesson plans” (Fall 2015, Teachers College Press), “Principal 2.0: Technology and educational leadership” (2013, Information Age), “Principals teaching the law: 10 legal lessons your teachers must know” (2010, Corwin Press), and “Leading with inquiry and action: How principals improve teaching and learning” (2009, Corwin Press).
Militello has received funding to conduct research from the College Board, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Xian Normal University, and a multi-million dollar Race to the Top grant to train school leaders in Northeast North Carolina. He has also evaluated projects for the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education and is currently implementing an innovative EdD degree for ECU in Bangkok, Thailand (see http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/leed/edd-int.cfm/)