Donald Hackmann

Faculty Profile




343 Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, Director of the Pathways Resource Center

Dr. Hackmann is a professor of educational administration in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a former middle school mathematics teacher, middle level principal, and high school principal, having served in school districts in the states of Missouri and Illinois. His research interests include leadership preparation program characteristics and reforms, educational leadership faculty characteristics, instructional supervision, school improvement, and the role of school leaders in promoting college and career readiness. He has worked closely with several Illinois high schools, assisting school leaders with implementing school improvement reforms and developing teacher leaders. 


  • Ed.D., Educational Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Educational Specialist, Educational Administration, University of Missouri
  • M.A., Secondary School Administration, Truman State University
  • BS/BSE, Mathematics/Mathematics Education, Truman State University
  • Educational Leadership Preparation
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