Michael Fullan is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto . nbsp; He is recognized as an international authority on education reform. nbsp; He is engaged in training in, consulting for, and evaluating change projects around the world. nbsp; His ideas for managing change are used in many countries, and his books have been published in several languages. nbsp; His books, which are widely acclaimed, include Whats Worth Fighting For trilogy (with Andy Hargreaves), Change Forces trilogy, The New Meaning of Educational Change, and Leading in a Culture of Change that was awarded the 2002 Book of the Year Award by the National Staff Development Council. nbsp; His latest books are Change Forces With a Vengeance, completing the Change Forces trilogy, and The Moral Imperative of School Leadership. nbsp; In April 2004, he was appointed Special Adviser on Education to the Premier, and Minister of Education in Ontario .