Alan J. Daly

Alan J. Daly, Ph. D is a Professor and the Director of Educational Leadership Doctoral Programs, UCSD. Alan’s research and teaching are influenced by his 16 years of public school experience in a variety of instructional and leadership roles.  His research primarily focuses on the role of social networks, leadership, educational policy, and organization structures and the relationship between those elements on the educational attainment of traditionally marginalized student populations.   In support of that effort, Professor Daly has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles with the vast majority drawing on social network theory and analysis, four books (Social Network Theory and Educational Change,  UsingResearch Evidence in Schools, Thinking and Acting Systemically: Improving School Districts Under Pressure, and Leading Holistically.), 25 peer reviewed book chapters, and delivered over 200 peer reviewed papers in US and at international conferences most of which are focused on social networks.  He has raised over $2.5 million in research funds focused on educational network studies and was most recently a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand and South Africa. Beyond his research background in educational social networks he was previously the Chair of the UCSD Department of Education Studies.  You can learn more about Alan’s work here: