Meet the Dean

Dr. Dean KelehearEducation

  • EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina State University
  • MA in Education, BA in Latin & History, Furman University


Instructional leadership, organizational change, personnel


For more than 30 years, Zach Kelehear has been engaged in public education. He has served as a college administrator, professor, a personnel director, staff development director, and a teacher in high school and middle school. Currently he is the Dean for the College of Education.

Dr. Kelehear has written articles and books that investigate ideas around artful leadership practice in public schools and business. Among his books on leadership are The Art of Leadership: A Choreography of Human Understanding, Instructional Leadership as Art: Connecting ISLLC and Aesthetic Inspiration & Leading without Being Stung: The Instructional Leader Meets the Apiarist, all of which were published by Rowman and Littlefield.

Dr. Kelehear continues to be engaged in professional organizations and publications. He has been President of the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision (COPIS), Chair of both the Arts and Learning SIG and Supervision and Instructional Leadership SIGs at AERA. Along with his peer reviewed work, Kelehear has published in the Journal of Staff Development, American School Board Journal, The School Administrator, Principal Leadership, Principal, and others. He also serves as editor and/or reviewer for four journals and publications.

Kelehear enjoys outdoor activities and tending to his beehives. A native of north Georgia, he also was a college athlete at Furman University where he played football while completing a double major in Latin and History.

Contact Dean Kelehear

   Summerville Campus (University Hall 345)
   2500 Walton Way 
Augusta, GA  30904