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Mette L. Baran

Chair of Graduate Business

Faculty - Leadership Doctorate


Leadership Education


(414) 410-4685


BH Bonaventure Hall 2004


Box 103


Dr. Mette Baran is a professor of leadership in Cardinal Stritch University’s Graduate School teaching leadership, learning, research methodology and higher education administration courses. Her research focus is looping, classroom organization, student attitudes and motivation towards school, teacher preparedness and training, educational leadership, higher educational topics, international family politics and school leadership in general utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She conducts research in school leadership with an international research think tank (International School Leadership Network for High Needs Schools) comparing best practices of school leadership training across the globe.

Baran is the author and editor of four books and numerous book chapters and peer reviewed articles. In addition, she is a frequent presenter at both national and international conferences. Prior to joining Stritch, she was an dministrator and faculty member in higher education with Robert Morris University (RMU) of Illinois. She is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for RMU. 


  • B.S., De Paul University
  • M.B.A., De Paul University
  • Ed.D., De Paul University


Higher Education administration and leadership
Adult Teaching and Learning
Mixed Methods Research
Looping in Schools

Why Stritch?

"Stritch is family! "

- Mette L. Baran