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Visiting Assistant Professor


Sansbury Hall, Room 131

  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • M.Ed., University of Toledo
  • B.Ed., University of Toledo

Dr. Ted A. Zigler received his doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1992. Ted received a Bachelor of Education in science education and a Masters of Education in guidance and counseling from the University of Toledo.

Dr. Zigler brings 30 years of educational experiences from five school districts around Ohio, as a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, athletic director, assistant principal in a middle school and high school, high school principal, and assistant superintendent.

He was named the Ohio Principal of the Year in 2001, received UCEA's Excellence in Educational Leadership Award in 2000, served on the state board of directors for the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators and the North Central Association, a national accrediting organization, as well as being the 2001-2002 chairman of the national committee on Student Activities for the NASSP.

In 2007, he was the Coordinator of the Online Masters of Education at Ohio Dominican University. In 2008-2009, Ted was Director of Professional Development for the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA), before moving back to Ohio Dominican to head up the state Teacher Leader grant.

While at Ohio Dominican University, he led the Teacher Leader grant for Ohio, aiding in the development of both the Ohio Teacher Leader Standards and the Teacher Leader Endorsement. 

He is a member of the study/advisory group in Ohio, called the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council, formed to advise ODE, BASA, OSBA, and other state organizations, from which the Ohio Improvement Process was developed.

He also served on the initial Core Propositions Committee for the development of the National Board Certified Principal License, similar to the National Board Certified Teacher program.

Dr. Zigler is active in professional organizations, as well, being the current Executive Director for the Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration.