Dr. Rob Furman
Dr. Rob: Elementary Principal. Best Selling Author. National Keynote Speaker. Huffington Post Education Blogger. 20 to Watch Honoree.
Personal Mission Statement
“Inspiring the passions of today’s educators and students by encouraging progressive thought and innovative approaches to learning, leadership and parental involvement to develop thriving, empowered, future-ready scholars”
Furman, L.R. (2017). The Future Ready Challenge. Arlington, VA: International Society of Technology Education.
Furman, L.R. (2015). Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy. Arlington, VA: International Society of Technology Education.
Furman, L.R. (2012). Instructional Technology Tools: A Professional Development Plan. Bloomington: iUniverse.
Are You Future Ready?
Motivating the Reluctant Reader Through Technology
Techie Tidbits That Won’t Break the Bank
Don’t Worry, Be Appy!
The 18 Week Challenge of Change
Presentations Around the USA
17 US States
National Groups including ASCD, ISTE, NAESP, Scholastic, AMLE
Various State Affiliates including VSTE, KySTE, VAASL, PASCD
Service to the Profession
Producer, The Seditionists Video Blog 2015- Present
Producer, The Parent Academy Video Blog 2016-Present
Associate Producer, Open Mic on Education 2015-Present
Magazine Editor and Contributor, Leading and Learning Quarterly, Department of Educational Administration and Supervision, Duquesne University, 2012 – 2014.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Administration and Supervision, Duquesne University, 2014-Present
Developer, Scholastic Reading Summit, Duquesne University, 2012, 2013.
Developer, A Day in the Life of a Principal, a virtual simulation, Educational Administration Graduate Program Duquesne University, 2010.
Developer, A Virtual Classroom, a virtual simulation using Second Life Application, Educational Administration Graduate Program, Duquesne University, 2008.
Developer, Virtual Internet Coach (VIC), a web-based principal support environment, Duquesne University, 2006.
1990 Arion Award National Award for Outstanding Achievement for High School Musicians
1999 Disney’s Teacher of the Year Nominee
2000 Award for Excellence in Music Education Charles Gray Foundation
2011 Editor’s Choice Award and Rising Star Award Instruction Technology Tools: A Professional Development Plan by L. Robert Furman 2011 iUniverse
2013 National 20 to Watch Award in Instructional Technology National School Board Association’s Technology Leadership Network
2014 Pittsburgh Tribune Review Total Media Newsmaker of the Year
2015 PASCD Outstanding Research and Publication Award
1995 Bachelor of Science West Virginia University Music Education
2000 Master of Science Duquesne University Comprehensive Principal Certification
2006 Doctorate Duquesne University Instructional Leadership
2009 Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility Duquesne University Educational Administration