Alan J. Daly

Posted on: July 21, 2014  |  Posted in: Community Blog

Featured Annual Conference Speaker:

Alan J. Daly, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Department of Education Studies, University of California San Diego


Alan J. Daly, Ph.D. is Chair and Professor in the Department of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego.  He graduated from Clark University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, received a Masters of Science in Counseling from San Diego State University, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Prior to coming to the university Alan had over 16 years of public education experience in a variety of positions ranging from classroom teacher to district psychologist to site administrator, providing him with a solid grounding in the world of practice.  Alan has presented at the local, state, national, and international level regarding his practical and research work in organizational learning, policy implementation, social networks, and educational reform.  His research and teaching primarily focuses on social network theory and analysis, leadership, educational policy, and evidence use.  His work has been supported by grants through the WT Grant and Spencer Foundations.  He has over 40 publications and a recent book published by Harvard Press entitled, Social Network Theory and Educational Change and a second under contract with Harvard Press entitled, Networked Systems: Improving Educational Systems in the 21st Century.  You can learn more about his work here: