Faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership contribute to the knowledge base in school administration through their scholarship and service. Here, you can view a selection of their research.

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Submissions from 2017

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Served Through Service: Undergraduate Students’ Experiences in Community Engaged Learning at a Catholic and Marianist University, Elizabeth M. Fogle, Savio D. Franco, Edel M. Jesse, Brent Kondritz, Lindsay Maxam, Heidi Much-McGrew, Cody McMillen, Carolyn Ridenour, and Daniel J. Trunk

Submissions from 2016

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'Board of Education of Westside Community Schools v. Mergens' at Twenty-Five: An Update on the Equal Access Act, Charles J. Russo

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Girl Talk: A Qualitative Study of Girls Talking About the Meaning of Their Lives in an Urban Single-Sex Elementary School, Carolyn Ridenour and Sheila Hassell Hughes

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Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Educational Institutions in the Wake of 'Obergefell v. Hodges': Believers Beware, Charles J. Russo

Submissions from 2015

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CEO Impact on Superintendents, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Global Interest in Student Behavior: An Examination of International Best Practices, Charles J. Russo, Izak Oosthuizen, and Charl C. Wolhuter

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Gravissimum Educationis: Golden Opportunities in American Catholic Education 50 Years after Vatican II, Gerald M. Cattaro and Charles J. Russo

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Institutional Merit-Based Aid and Student Departure: A Longitudinal Analysis, Jacob P. K. Gross, Don Hossler, Mary B. Ziskin, and Matthew S. Berry

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International Perspectives on Student Behavior: What We Can Learn, Charles J. Russo, Izak Oosthuizen, and Charl C. Wolhuter

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'Mergens v. Westside Community Schools' at Twenty-Five and 'Christian Legal Society v. Martinez': From Live and Let Live to My Way or the Highway?, Charles J. Russo

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Principal Dispositions Regarding the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, Theodore J. Kowalski and David Alan Dolph

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Religious Freedom in Education: A Fundamental Human Right, Charles J. Russo

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The Law of Public Education, Charles J. Russo

Submissions from 2014

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Making Room at the Inn: Implications of 'Christian Legal Society v. Martinez' for Public University Housing Professionals, Michael D. Waggoner and Charles J. Russo

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Perceptions of State Education Agencies, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Professional Qualifications and Gender, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Religious Freedom in a Brave New World: How Leaders in Faith-Based Schools Can Follow their Beliefs in Hiring, Charles J. Russo

Special Education and the Law: A Guide for Practitioners, Allan G. Osborne Jr. and Charles J. Russo

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Student Motives for Taking Online Courses in Educational Administration, Theodore J. Kowalski, David Alan Dolph, and Ila Phillip Young

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Superintendent Mobility, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Superintendent Search Assistance, Theodore J. Kowalski

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The School District Superintendent in the United States of America, Lars G. Björk, Theodore J. Kowalski, and Tricia Browne-Ferrigno

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Value Added Methods: Moving from Univariate to Multivariate Criteria, David Newman, Isadore Newman, Carolyn Ridenour, and Jennifer Morales

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Working Students’ Perceptions of Paying for College: Understanding the Connections between Financial Aid and Work, Mary Ziskin, Mary Ann Fischer, Vasti Torres, Beth Pellicciotti, and Jacquelyn Player-Sanders

Submissions from 2013

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Age Entering the Field, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Detecting Low Incidents Effects: The Value of Mixed Methods Research Design in Low-N Studies, Isadore Newman, Carolyn Ridenour, Carole Newman, Shannon Smith, and Russell C. Brown

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District Diversity and Superintendents of Color, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Examining Variability in Superintendent Community Involvement, Theodore J. Kowalski, Ila Phillip Young, and George J. Petersen

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Female Superintendents by Locale, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Handbook of Comparative Higher Education Law, Charles J. Russo

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Hesitancy About the Job, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Is the School Board Evaluated Formally?, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Job Evaluation, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Key Legal Issues for Schools: The Ultimate Resource for School Business Officials, Charles J. Russo

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Pay by Gender and District Size, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Preferred Professional Development, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Publicizing Job Evaluations, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Rehired after Retired, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Religious Freedom in the United States: ‘When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It', Charles J. Russo

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Superintendent Ratings of Academic Preparation, Theodore J. Kowalski

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The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 2012

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A Cautionary Tale of Collective Bargaining in Public Education: A Teacher's Right or Tail Wagging the Dog?, Charles J. Russo

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Are Alternative School Leader Preparation Programs Really Needed to Prepare Next-Generation School Leaders?, Thomas J. Lasley, Emmy L. Partin, Jamie Davies O'Leary, and Theodore J. Kowalski

Debating Issues in American Education, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Job Satisfaction of Female and Male Superintendents: The Influence of Job Facets and Contextual Variables as Potential Predictors, Ila Phillip Young, Theodore J. Kowalski, Robert S. McCord, and George J. Petersen

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Reflections on the Law and Curricular Values in American Schools, Charles J. Russo and William E. Thro

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Religious Freedom in American Catholic Higher Education, Charles J. Russo and Paul E. McGreal

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Reutter’s The Law of Public Education, Charles J. Russo

Submissions from 2011

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Factors Accounting for Variability in Superintendent Ratings of Academic Preparation, Theodore J. Kowalski, Ila Phillip Young, and Robert S. McCord

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Public Relations in Schools, Theodore J. Kowalski

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The School Superintendent: Roles, Challenges, and Issues, Theodore J. Kowalski and C. Cryss Brunner

Submissions from 2010

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Feminist Perspectives, Carolyn Ridenour

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Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Issues, Carolyn Ridenour

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National Organization for Women (NOW), Carolyn Ridenour

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Public-Private Partnerships, Civic Engagement, and School Reform, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Title IX, Carolyn Ridenour

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Women in Educational Leadership, Carolyn Ridenour

Submissions from 2009

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Novice Superintendents and the Efficacy of Professional Preparation, Theodore J. Kowalski, George J. Petersen, and Lance D. Fusarelli

Submissions from 2008

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Frequency of Principal Turnover in Ohio’s Elementary Schools, Michelle Chaplin Partlow and Carolyn Ridenour

Submissions from 2007

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Status of Women in Higher Education: A Metanalysis of Institutional Reports, Kathleen Brittamart Watters and Carolyn Ridenour

Submissions from 2006

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Gender in Schools: A Qualitative Study of Students in Educational Administration, Mary Lou Andrews and Carolyn Ridenour

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Myths and Poor Policy Affecting the Future of School Superintendents, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 2005

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Academic Generations: Exploring Intellectual Risk Taking in an Educational Leadership Program, Carolyn Ridenour and Darla J. Twale

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Developing Policy for Part-time School Administration Faculty, Theodore J. Kowalski

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'Divertual' Learning in Education Leadership: Implications of Teaching Cultural Diversity Online vs. Face to Face, Carolyn Ridenour, A. Llewellyn Simmons, Timothy J. Ilg, and A. William Place

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Evolution of the School District Superintendent Position, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Facing an Uncertain Future: An Investigation of the Preparation and Readiness of First-Time Superintendents to Lead in a Democratic Society, Theodore J. Kowalski, George J. Peterson, and Lance D. Fusarelli

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Role Expectations of the District Superintendent: Implications for Deregulating Preparation and Licensing, Theodore J. Kowalski and Lars G. Björk

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School Choice: Structured through Markets and Morality, Thomas J. Lasley and Carolyn Ridenour

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School Reform Strategies and Normative Expectations for Democratic Leadership in the Superintendency, George J. Peterson and Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 2004

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Review: 'Women in Catholic Higher Education: Border Work, Living Experiences, and Social Justice', Carolyn Ridenour

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The Ongoing War for the Soul of School Administration, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 2003

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The Sacred and the Secular: Aligning a Marianist Mission with Professional Standards of Practice in an Educational Leadership Doctorial Program, Darla J. Twale and Carolyn Ridenour

Submissions from 2002

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Planning and Managing School Facilities, Theodore J. Kowalski

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School Leadership in a Market Setting: The Influence of Private Scholarships on Educational Leadership in Urban Schools, Edward P. St. John and Carolyn Ridenour

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Today's threats prove to be tomorrow's promise: Higher education in 2027, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 2001

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Higher Order Teacher Questioning of Boys and Girls in Elementary Mathematics Classrooms, Jeffrey W. Wimer, Carolyn Ridenour, Kelli Thomas, and A. William Place

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Issues of Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Diversity in Preparing School Administrators, Carolyn Ridenour, Patricia F. First, Angela Lydon, and Michelle C. Partlow

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Market Forces and Strategic Adaptation: The Influence of Private Scholarships on Planning in Urban School Systems, Edward P. St. John and Carolyn Ridenour

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The Impact of Emerging Market-Based Public Policy on Urban Schools and a Democratic Society, Carolyn Ridenour, Thomas J. Lasley, and William L. Bainbridge

Submissions from 2000

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Cultural Change Paradigms and Administrator Communication, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 1999

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Charters: A Value Added Opportunity for Urban Teachers?, Thomas J. Lasley, Carolyn Ridenour, Carolyn Talbert-Johnson, and Chad Raisch

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Preparedness of Principals to Be Faith Leaders of Their Schools, Theodore J. Wallace, Carolyn Ridenour, and James R. Biddle

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The Experience and Meaning of a Marianist Education Today: A National High School Study of Mission and School Culture, Carolyn Ridenour, Alan Demmitt, and Jill L. Lindsey-North

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The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 1998

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Exemplary Technology Use in Elementary Classrooms, Susan Berg, Carolyn Ridenour, Thomas J. Lasley, and Chad Raisch

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Science Teachers as Change-Ready and Change-Resistant Agents, Thomas J. Lasley, Thomas J. Matczynski, and Carolyn Ridenour

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The Organization and Planning of Adult Education, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 1997

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Review: 'The Contemporary Catholic School: Context, Identity and Diversity', Carolyn Ridenour

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Theses and Dissertations: A Guide to Writing in Social and Physical Sciences, Isadore Newman, Carolyn Ridenour, David M. Weis, and Keith McNeil

Submissions from 1996

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Adolescent Suicide: The Implication of Coping, Family Functioning and Their Interactions for Prevention and Intervention, Ronald F. Bobner, David M. Weis, Carolyn Ridenour, Pam Gulley Smith, Kathy Kormos, and Ben E. Lanpher

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Assessing Study Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities, Carolyn Ridenour, Marilyn P. Fabian, and William R. Nelson

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Meanings Underlying Student Ratings of Faculty, Carolyn Ridenour and Stephen J. Blatt

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Public Relations in Educational Organizations: Practice in an Age of Information and Reform, Theodore J. Kowalski

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School to Work: Beginning the Journey in Middle School, Carolyn Ridenour

Submissions from 1995

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Case Studies on Educational Administration, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Chasing the Wolves from the Schoolhouse Door, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Factors Underlying Effective College Teaching: What Students Tell Us, Carolyn Ridenour and Stephen J. Blatt

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Keepers of the Flame: Contemporary Urban Superintendents, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Preparing Teachers to be Leaders: Barriers in the Workplace, Theodore J. Kowalski