Frederick A. Lindley is an adjunct instructor at the University of Dayton. He has worked in higher education for the past seven years, following a 36-year career in Ohio public schools, with 34 years as a school principal. During the past five years, Lindley has served as the coordinator of the Southwest Region of the Ohio Department of Education "Entry-Year Principal" project. This project entails mentoring new principals while guiding them toward the completion of performance-based portfolios that comply with the ISLLC standards. Lindley also serves as the project’s chief writer of curriculum for training principal mentors. Additionally, Lindley is a writer and Web designer for the distance learning Principal Licensure program at the University of Dayton. He received his doctorate from Miami University of Ohio.