Jane A. McDonald

Title: Associate Professor
Company: 1) George Washington University
2) George Mason University
Location: Vienna, Virginia, United States


  • American Association of School Administrators (board of tellers, 1993-1995)
  • American Education Research Association
  • American Heart Association (area chairperson, 2001-2002)
  • eSchool News (editorial advisory board, 2006-2007)
  • Greater Reston Art Center (executive board, 1976-1978)
  • International Journal of Education Reform (editorial review board, consultant, author)
  • National Center for Indian Policy Development (advisory panel, 1991-1993)
  • National Coalition of Women School Executives (editorial advisory board, 2006)
  • National Council of Professors of Education Administration
  • National Women’s Caucus (executive board, 1989-2006)
  • Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (member, 2012-present, board member)
  • Phi Delta Kappa International Honorary Society (member, chapter advisor, 2000-2006)
  • University Seminar on Leadership (appointed by GWU president, 1991-1993)
  • Virginia Professors of Education Leadership (president, 2004-2006)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Featured Member, Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Teacher Award, George Mason University (2006)
  • Featured Member, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2005)
  • Featured Member, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2005)
  • Director, National Superintendents’ Academy (1990-1999)
  • Co-Director, National Assistant Principals’ Academy (1995-1998)
  • Fellow, University Center for Excellence in Municipal Management (1998)
  • Nominee, 100 Top Education Leaders in the U.S., National School Boards Association (1984)
  • Recipient, Presidential Fitness Award for Fencing, White House (1976)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Fencing, Washington Metropolitan Fencing Association
  • Team Member, National Curriculum Auditors, American Association of School Administrators


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