University at Buffalo

Corrie Stone-Johnson

Corrie Stone-Johnson



Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Administration/Management; Global Issues; Educator Preparation; Leadership; Leadership Training; Organizational Change; Urban Education; School and District Reform

Contact Information
473 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-2471

Professional Summary:

Corrie Stone-Johnson is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration at UB and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Educational Change, published by Springer. Previously, she was the Associate Editor of the journal Leadership and Policy in Schools published by Taylor & Francis. Her research in educational change and leadership examines the social and cultural aspects of change, highlighting the ways in which people interact to foster or impede reform in a context of accountability. She is particularly concerned with understanding the social contexts and organizational cultures within which teachers, leaders, and school support staff experience change. She is the author of the book Generational Identity, Educational Change, and School Leadership published in 2016 by Routledge. She holds degrees from Boston College Lynch School and Tufts University.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Boston College
Recent Publications:
  • Gorlewski, J., Winkelsas, A., Rosenblith, S. N., Stone-Johnson, C., Etopio, E., Gorlewski, D., Karalis Noel, T., Finocchio, B., Seccia, A., Zhai, L., Kearney, E., Liu, X., Shafaei, N. & Shedrick, T. (2021). A case for change in teacher preparation: Developing community-based residency programs. Routledge.
Journal Article:
  • Steilen, K., Stone-Johnson, C., & Hubbard, L. (2024). The politics of organisational sensemaking: a theory of sensesplitting. School Leadership & Management, 1-26.
  • Steilen K and Stone-Johnson C (2023) “There wasn’t a guidebook for this”: caring leadership during crisis. Front. Educ. 8:1183134. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2023.1183134
  • Stone-Johnson, C., Hubbard, L., Steilen, K., & Resultan, B. (2023). Responsible school leadership: Exploring role expansion in crisis and beyond. Journal of School Leadership, online first.
  • Stone-Johnson, C., & Weiner, J. (2022). Theorizing school leadership as a profession: A qualitative exploration of the work of school leaders
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Reviewer, UCEA proposals
  • Reviewer, Routledge Resource
Professional Service:
  • Mentor, Educational Change SIG
  • Board Member, Journal of Educational Change
  • Executive Committee, CADEA
Recent Editorships:
  • Editor in Chief; Journal of Educational Change
  • Associate Editor; Leadership and Policy in Schools

Contact Information

473 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-2471