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  • Harvey Alvy, Professor Emeritus, Retired
    Harvey Alvy, Professor Emeritus, Retired
    Educational Leadership / Curriculum & Instruction / Foundations of Education
    Williamson Hall 311C
    Phone: 509.359.6091

    Biographical Sketch

    Harvey Alvy served in the principalship for more than a decade in both elementary and secondary schools. Harvey's international experiences have taken him from the American School in Kinshasa, Zaire, to the American International School in Israel, the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India and Singapore American School. He was selected as an NAESP National Distinguished Principal for American Overseas Schools and is a founding member of the Principals' Training Center for International Schools.  In 2004 Harvey received the Eastern Washington University (EWU) CenturyTel Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence.  He has co-authored, with Pam Robbins, Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success, The New Principal's Fieldbook: Strategies for Success, The Principal's Companion and If I Only Knew: Success Strategies for Navigating the Principalship.  With Dr. Jane Liu, Harvey co-authored a Mandarin only book for Chinese school leaders, The Principal Management Handbook: The American Principal's Approach to Successful Administration. He has conducted seminars, workshops, and presentations, both nationally and internationally on the newcomer to the principalship, educational trends, instructional leadership, moral leadership, characteristics of great teachers, and the leadership of Abraham Lincoln. Harvey holds the William C. Shreeve Endowed Professorship in Educational Leadership at EWU.

    We invite you to visit Dr. Alvy's blog where you will find research links, excellent books on school leadership, course syllabi, as well as his latest blog posts, books he has co-authored, and the latest information on his newly released book Learning from Lincoln.

    Dr. Alvy retired in 2012 as Professor Emeritus of Education.  He is currently working with Pam Robbins on the next edition of The Principal's Companion and has speaking engagements around the country.     

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