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Bradley Balch


Bradley Balch, PhD, is a professor and dean emeritus at Indiana State University. He is currently a graduate faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Business Education.

Dr. Balch is a former superintendent, principal, assistant principal, and teacher. His experiences range from working in rural settings to urban schools with varying socioeconomic statuses and academic performances, including the North Montgomery School Corporation in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and the Vigo County School Corporation in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was also a two-term board member and president for the Covington Community School Corporation in Covington, Indiana.

He served on the board of directors for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) from 2012 through 2015. He also served on the board of directors for the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (TECSCU) from 2008 through 2016 and was president from 2011 through 2012. He is a member of the Indiana Association of School Principals and, in 2012, won its President’s Award. Dr. Balch focused on continuous school improvement and the power of strong leadership and governance at the district level to restore trust and confidence in local control.

Dr. Balch has given more than 140 presentations throughout the United States and internationally on topics ranging from accreditation and continuous improvement to leadership and governance imperatives. He has more than 50 publications, including three books.

He received a bachelor of science degree in education from Ball State University in Indiana, a master of arts degree in education from Ball State, and a doctor of philosophy degree in educational administration from Indiana State University.