Dr. Mungal is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations in the College of Education. He received his PhD at New York University in Educational Leadership, his M. Sc. Ed. from Niagara University, Lewiston, NY and his baccalaureate from York University, Toronto, Canada.
He previously taught at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto in the Department for Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE). He conducted a seminar on change, leadership, policy and social diversity- the culminating course for the Masters program in Educational Administration.
While completing his PhD, he served as qualitative research consultant and lecturer at NYU. He developed an “Introduction to Qualitative Research” seminar for graduate students, faculty and administrators. He worked with a variety of colleges such as Social Work, Nursing, Medicine and Law presenting seminars on qualitative research. This experience has expanded his perspective on the types of research and the connection to education.
Dr. Mungal is a co-author of the chapter “Policy and Equity in Global Context: Educational Leadership after the Welfare State,” in the Routledge’s Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Diversity and Equity (2013). He will be presenting his paper Educational leadership and alternative certification: The Emergence of a Hybrid teacher at UCEA (2013). Dr. Mungal has also organized a symposium at AERA and presented various papers at AERA and UCEA in previous years.
He spent three years as an administrator in Japan. He helped develop education curriculum at the prefectural and national level. He was responsible for new teacher induction and seminars on professional development. He also had the privilege of working with staff and students in a variety of special needs schools.
Dr. Mungal currently teaches and facilitates courses in Qualitative Research, and Policy Analysis in Education. His research focuses are alternative teacher and leadership preparation, advocacy leadership, issues of social justice and educational policy. His objective is to bring together various departments within the College of Education. As alternative preparation programs expand, they will have a significant influence on colleges of education. Therefore it becomes more important to connect educational leadership with teacher preparation and higher education.