Gary L. Anderson is a professor of Educational Leadership in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. A former high school teacher and principal, he has published on topics such as the Privatization of Public Education, Participatory Action Research, and school reform and leadership. With Kathryn Herr, he has co-authored two books on action research: The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty (2015, Sage Pub.), and Studying your own school: An educator's guide to practitioner action research (2nd ed. 2007, Corwin Press). He has also written several books on educational leadership, including, Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda (2009, Routledge).