Alan Shoho
Dean and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education

Alan Shoho

Dr. Alan R. Shoho is the dean and professor emeritus of School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He led the School of Education through a turbulent period of fiscal challenges, including declining enrollments for 10 years, a structural deficit of $1M/year, and a carry-forward deficit of $2.4M. The structural deficit and debt were eliminated within two years. Despite grappling with the budget challenges, the School of Education’s fundraising efforts increased significantly during his tenure. Through his leadership, he secured a $2.5M endowed chair position, a $1.5M faculty director, and $1M urban professorship, as well as scholarship funds more than $13M. 

Prior to UWM, he worked at the University of Texas at San Antonio as a professor and associate vice provost for academic and faculty support for 21 years. He was an American Council of Education (ACE) fellow during 2012/2013 academic year at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

His research focuses on aspiring principals and assistant principals. In 2010, he served as the president for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), the premier scholarly organization for educational leadership. Shoho earned his Ed.D. at Arizona State University, M.Ed. at the University of Hawaii, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at California State University at Fullerton.