Andy Hargreaves, PhD, is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Previously, he founded and was co director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Before moving to North America in 1987, Dr. Hargreaves taught primary school and lectured in several English universities, including Oxford. He has held visiting professorships and fellowships in England, Australia, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Hong Kong, and Japan. His current research interests include the emotions of teaching and leading and the sustainability of change and leadership in education, business, sports, and health.


Andy has consulted with the OECD, the World Bank, governments, universities and professional associations worldwide. He has given keynote addresses in 50 countries, 47 US states and all Australian states and Canadian provinces. Andy’s more than 30 books have attracted multiple Outstanding Writing Awards. Andy is ranked in the top 20 scholars with most influence on the US education policy debate. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

Andy’s Outstanding Writing Awards include the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education for Professional Capital (with Michael Fullan) in relation to an idea that has potential to change the world. He also has awards from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association and the International Leadership Association.

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