Douglas Christensen

Dr. Christensen is Emeritus Commissioner of Education. He is now was Professor of Leadership in Education College of Education of Doane University. He serves as Director and Lead Professor in the Education Specialist Degree. He is the immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Phi Delta Kappa International. He serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Children’s and Families Foundation. Dr. Christensen has been recognized for his leadership as Administrator of the Year (Kansas), Superintendent of the Year (Nebraska) and Public Official of the Year (Governing Magazine).

About PDK International

Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career.

We honor educators as professionals who learn daily from their work and want to share their knowledge with others to transform the lives of their students and their own specialized work.

As a social sector organization, we elevate the discourse around teaching and learning with the goal of transforming the student experience to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.