Dennis Kowalski | Cleveland State University Professional Development Center in Cleveland


Dennis Kowalski


Dennis J. Kowalski, Ed.D.


Dr. Dennis J. Kowalski has enjoyed the last 47 years as a teacher, teacher-leader, facilitator, motivational speaker. He has been an elementary teacher, a university professor, a trainer, meeting facilitator, an elementary and secondary principal and a superintendent. His experiences include the inner city setting, the inner ring suburban environment and a high-end suburb and the corporate environment. He is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University and Concordia University (Chicago). 

His recent facilitations include

- Team Building apply Patrick Lencioni's "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team".

- " Drive "using mastery, autonomy and purpose to grow people - certified trainer - Dan Pink's work.

- Engaging your audience - applying work of Robert Marzano.

- Transformational Leadership

He hosts over 3000 people per in training and facilitation event.


Dr. Kowalski has taught a variety of college courses in learning and leadership at local universities during the last twenty years. He also conducts workshops for teachers, administrators and corporate leaders in the area of learning and leadership. During the last several years, he has conducted 20 plus different workshops in a variety of school settings and corporate environments. Team building, the change process, understanding poverty, refining classroom interactions, and leadership are among his many passions. 


Dr. Kowalski is committed to guide workshop participants and his graduate students to apply content to enrich their understanding of their students and themselves so that they become better teachers and teacher-leaders. He will grow your skill, prompt your reflection and motivate your focus. You will get better together. Dr. Kowalski’s motto is, “I am a teacher; I am a learner. When one teaches, at least .