Name: Hans Klar
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Leadership, Counselor Education, and Human and Organizational Development, Eugene T. Moore School of Education
Hometown: Hollis, Maine
What colleges did you attend?
University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine (B.S.); University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia (M.S.); University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.)
At which schools/colleges/universities have you taught?
Shanghai University; University of Technology, Sydney; Clemson University
What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing is being able to work with colleagues at Clemson and across the world, while helping current and future school leaders meet the challenges of educating children in South Carolina.
Briefly describe some of your current research projects.
I am working on three main projects. The South Carolina Successful School Principals’ Project is focused on identifying the practices of successful principals in high-poverty schools in South Carolina. Leadership 2.0 and 3.0 are two programs developed in partnership with a consortium of South Carolina school districts to support mid-career principals and their mentors. Fostering Leadership Capacity is a project focused on understanding how high school principals help other adults in their buildings grow as leaders. I have been very fortunate to work with great faculty and graduate students from Clemson on all of these projects.
What type of influence do you hope to have on your students?
I hope to inspire them to make a difference in their schools and communities that will ultimately help children become successful in their own lives.
Tell us about your family.
My wife, two children and I live in Clemson. We enjoy sports and exploring the Upstate in our free time.