About Larry

This website is devoted to the application of educational practices and theories by educators in and outside of the classroom. You you’ll find the monographs of Dr. Lawrence Creedon, Ed.D. and more!

Dr. Lawrence P. Creedon has had a long and varied career in education. He received his academic preparation through Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His area of doctoral concentration is the philosophical foundations of education. His first teaching assignment was as a United States Naval officer assigned to the National Security Agency [NSA], Washington, DC.

After military service, Dr. Creedon began his public school career at the elementary school level in Quincy, MA. USA. Quincy has been identified as the place where progressive education in the USA began under the city’s first superintendent of schools, Colonel Francis W. Parker. Positions as an elementary school and junior high school assistant principal followed. Next Dr. Creedon served in a variety of system-wide administrative posts. In 1969 he was appointment superintendent of the 20, 000 student Quincy Public School System. He also served two one year terms as president of Quincy Junior College [Now Quincy College].

During his fifteen year tenure as superintendent of schools Dr. Creedon received national and international recognition on two separate occasions by two separate organizations: the American School Counselors Association and the National School Boards Association.

Dr. Creedon was been actively involved in community affairs. He served as the first layman appointed to the Roman Catholic Archdiocesan School Board, was instrumental in establishing the first Massachusetts program for high school teenage mothers. He was co-founder of Survival, Inc., a residential self help organization for drug dependent young people. Also, he was co-founder of the Quincy Youth Football League.

Following his tenure as superintendent of schools, Dr. Creedon affiliated with World Trade Center, Boston as its first director of the Institute for International Trade. He experienced his first international teaching experience teaching in two summer institutes in China; introducing emerging Chinese middle managers to Western trade procedures.

In 1989 Dr. Creedon affiliated with New Jersey City University. For ten years he served as a graduate school professor focusing on educational leadership. He introduced the first course on Total Quality Management [TQM] in a New Jersey state sponsored college. He also created and implemented the first graduate student leadership conference. The annual conference was designed by graduate students and all presenters were graduate students.

Since 1998, Dr. Creedon has been affiliated with the C. Louis Cedrone Institute for International Education at Framingham State College, Framingham, MA USA. He has facilitated seven different courses in 25 countries on over 40 teaching assignments.

He is the co-author of one book on church-state relations and the editor of another biographical portrayal of a Massachusetts political figure. Dr. Creedon has written on education matters locally, nationally and internationally. He has authored over 100 monographs. Many, but not all of them, are available on this web site.

Dr. Creedon identifies himself as a constructivist in the progressivist tradition of Colonel Parker and John Dewey. In his course work he practices what he preaches. Among his mantra are:

  • Theory not applied is useless and application not based on theory is reckless.
  • Those who are to be affected by a decision ought to be involved in the process of making, implementing and being held accountable for decisions made.

As for the pursuit of wisdom and excellence in education Dr. Creedon defers to Piet Hein [Swiss mathematician, philosopher and poet]:

The road to wisdom is plain and simple to express,
To err and err and err again
But less and less and less.