Professor Ellie Drago-Severson

Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University

Ellie Drago-Severson, Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, is a developmental psychologist and internationally certified immunity to change coach who teaches, researches, and consults with schools, districts, leaders, coaches, and teachers on teaming, self-growth, lifting leadership, and leadership development domestically and internationally. Ellie is the author of prizewinning, bestselling books Helping Teachers Learn (Corwin/Sage, 2004), Leading Adult Learning (Corwin/Sage, 2009), Becoming Adult Learners (Teachers College Press, 2004), and Helping Educators Grow (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and coauthor of Learning for Leadership (Corwin/Sage, 2013), Learning Designs (Corwin/Sage, 2015), Tell Me So I Can Hear You (Harvard Education Press, 2016), and Leading Change Together (ASCD, 2018). Currently she is co-authoring two books about how leaders lead on behalf of social justice and how they manage challenges. Ellie’s work has earned awards from the Spencer Foundation, the Klingenstein Foundation, and Harvard, where she served on faculty for eight years and was given the Morningstar award for Excellence in Teaching. Recently, Ellie received three outstanding teaching awards from Columbia University, where she serves as the director of the PhD program in Education Leadership and the faculty director and co-facilitator of the Leadership Institutes for School Change.