Dr. Ibrahim Duyar


Educational Administration and Supervision
Office: DKSN 419D
Office Phone: 501.569.3550
Email: ixduyar@ualr.edu

Dr. Ibrahim Duyar is a tenured full professor of educational leadership. He received his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis with a minor in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Duyar has served as a school principal, superintendent/director of schools, a university professor, and a consultant in local, national, and international organizations. He contributes to the development and assessment of School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and School Superintendents Assessment (SSA) with Education Testing Service (ETS) as a part-time consultant. Dr. Duyar currently teaches principalship, organizational behavior and change, politics and policy analysis in educational administration, school finance, advanced leadership theories, and school business management and facilities planning.

Dr. Duyar’s research focuses on the antecedents, processes, and outcomes of work place behavior and performance in educational organizations, with a special focus on the role and effects of leadership. Dr. Duyar’s recent book Discretionary Behavior and Performance in Educational Organizations: The Missing Link in Educational Leadership and Management is an exemplary representation of this line of research. His research has an interdisciplinary perspective and ties educational research to other disciplines such as industrial psychology, business, psychology, and sociology. In addition to national and local studies, Dr. Duyar also conducts cross-cultural and cross-national research in educational leadership. He publishes in the peer reviewed journals and presents at the national and international conferences regularly. His recent scholarly works have focused on concepts such as creativity and innovation in educational organizations, teacher organizational and professional identity and engagement, task and extra-role performance, uncertainty, psychological contract, psychological safety, organizational support, and self-other agreement. Dr. Duyar has a special interest in the strong methodological applications in educational leadership research. Such methodological applications include multivariate statistics, structural equation modeling, and hierarchical linear modeling.

Dr. Duyar sits on the editorial boards of prestigious peer reviewed journals, including Educational Administration Quarterly. Dr. Duyar continues to stay active with American Educational Research Association (AERA) and American Council of Educational Administration (UCEA). He assumes various roles at the annual conferences of these professional associations by being elected officer, chairing sessions, reviewing proposals, and sitting on the conference planning committees.

Dr. Duyar’s scholarly efforts have been recognized by his university with the Excellence Awards in Research and Service. He also has been recognized by the scholarly communities nationally and internationally. The Outstanding Author Contribution Award for his work on principal influence tactics from a cross-cultural perspective exemplifies his scholarly international recognition.

Research Interests:

  • Creativity and innovation in educational organizations
  • Teacher organizational and professional identity
  • Task and extra-role performance
  • School reform and uncertainty
  • Psychological contract
  • Psychological safety
  • Organizational support
  • Self-other agreement


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. in Educational Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS in Educational Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA in Educational Administration and Planning, Ankara University