Michael F.  DiPaola

Chancellor Professor

Office: 3106
Phone: (757) 221-2344
Email: [[mfdipa]]
Areas of Expertise: Supervision of Instruction, Leadership in Educational Organizations, Social Processes in School Organizations, School and District Climate and Culture
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/mfdipa/home,W&M personal website}}


Michael DiPaola is Chancellor Professor in the William & Mary School of Education. Prior to joining the university faculty in 1998, his career in public education spanned three decades. Professor DiPaola served in public schools as a teacher, assistant principal, high school principal and school district superintendent.

Professor DiPaola is the author or co-author of books, edited volumes, articles, book chapters, and technical reports on the roles and responsibilities of school administrators. His publications include the texts Improving Instruction: Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development (2014) and Leadership and School Quality (2015). His most recent research is focused on the impact of principal support on teachers. Professor DiPaola's teaching and research interests include social processes in school organizations, improving instruction, and educational leadership.


Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
M.Ed. in Educational Administration, William Paterson University
M.A. in Environmental Education, Montclair State University
A.B. in Science Education, College of William and Mary

Activities and Honors

2016 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence (W&M)
2008 Named Chancellor Professor of Education
2004 School of Education: Dean's Award for Collaboration
1986 Kappa Delta Pi - National Honor Society in Education

Selected Publications

DiPaola, M.F. & Hoy, W.K. (2014). Improving instruction through supervision, evaluation, and professional development. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

DiPaola, M. F. & Hoy, W. K. (2015). Leadership and school quality. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

DiPaola, M. F. (2012). Conceptualizing and validating a measure of principal support, in M. DiPaola & P. Forsyth (Eds.), Contemporary Challenges Confronting School Leaders (pp. 111-120). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.