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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Adoption of the Six Traits Writing Model with Low-Income Population: A Comparative Study of Improvement in Student Writing, Rachel M. B. Collopy and Jackie Marshall Arnold

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Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Problem-Solving Tips for School Business Officials, David Alan Dolph

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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

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The Supreme Court and Education Law, Charles J. Russo

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Update on Student Vaccinations, Charles J. Russo

Submissions from 2016

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Affirmative Action Returns to the Supreme Court, Charles J. Russo

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An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act, Charles J. Russo

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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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Fair Share Fees, Teacher Unions, and the Supreme Court, 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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Meeting the Needs of Student Parents, Charles J. Russo and Rabiah Gul

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

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School Crisis Plans: Are You Prepared?, David Alan Dolph

Search and Seizure in the Electronic Era: An International Perspective -- Part Two, Charles J. Russo and P. T. Clarke

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Sexual Harassment in Schools, Charles J. Russo

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Supreme Court Docket Preview: Are Changes in the Offing?, Charles J. Russo

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Teacher Blogging Redux: Post with Caution, Charles J. Russo and Marcus Heath

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Teacher Unions, the Right-to-Work and Fair Share Agreements, Charles J. Russo

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Tenure Wars: The Litigation Continues, Charles J. Russo

The Every Student Succeeds Act: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?, Charles J. Russo

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Update on School Searches, Charles J. Russo

Submissions from 2015

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An Update on Student Equal Access, Charles J. Russo

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A Primer on Federal Statutes Affecting Education, Charles J. Russo

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CEO Impact on Superintendents, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Developing Lockdown Policies, Charles J. Russo

Education for Gifted Students in the United States: An Area in Need of Improvement, Charles J. Russo and Donna Y. Ford

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Financing Education: An Overview of Public School Funding, Charles J. Russo, William E. Thro, and Frank M. Batz

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"Friending" Students on Social Media, Charles J. Russo

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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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Has Teacher Tenure’s Time Passed?, 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

Reflections on Religious Freedom and Education in the United States: A Status Report, Charles J. Russo

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

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Reporting and Protecting Students from Child Abuse, Charles J. Russo

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SBOs as Leaders of Change, David Alan Dolph

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Selecting Instructional Materials, Charles J. Russo

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Special-Education Law in Mexico and the United States, Charles J. Russo and Ricardo Lozano

The Impact of Brown v. Board of Education on Student Learning in Public Schools, Pamela Cross Young, David Alan Dolph, and Charles J. Russo

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The Importance of Understanding School Law, Charles J. Russo

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The Law of Public Education, Charles J. Russo

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Transportation for Students with Disabilities, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

Submissions from 2014

Another Nail in the Coffin of Affirmative Action or Just a Bump in the Road? Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Charles J. Russo

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A Primer on Charter Schools and the Law, Charles J. Russo

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Beware: Teachers Who Blog, Charles J. Russo

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Google Glass and Education: The Wave of the Future?, Charles J. Russo, Reece Newman, and Chad Brown

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Has Time Expired for Time-Out Rooms?, Charles J. Russo

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Home Schooling and Sports Participation, Charles J. Russo

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IDEA and Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Primer, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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International Perspectives on Education, Religion and Law, Charles J. Russo

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Legal Issues Surrounding Christmas in Public Schools, Charles J. Russo and Ralph D. Mawdsley

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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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Negligence, Student Supervision, and School Business Officials, 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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Race-Based Preferences and the Supreme Court, Charles J. Russo

Related Services, Assistive Technology, and Transition Services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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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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Student Records and Privacy, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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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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Workers’ Compensation and the School Business Official, Charles J. Russo

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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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Access to Facilities by Non-School Religious Groups: An Enduring Issue, Charles J. Russo

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Age Entering the Field, Theodore J. Kowalski

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Assistive Technology and Students with Disabilities, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Attending School Matters: Policies to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism, Charles J. Russo and Carolyn Talbert-Johnson

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Bullying, the Law, and Safe Schools, Charles J. Russo

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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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Due Process and Employee Performance, Charles J. Russo

Effective Policy Formation: A New Challenge, David Alan Dolph and Timothy J. Ilg

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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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Fifth Amendment Rights: Questioning Students, Charles J. Russo

Fisher v. University of Texas: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning of Race Conscious Admissions Plans in Higher Education in the United States?, Charles J. Russo

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Handbook of Comparative Higher Education Law, Charles J. Russo

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Has Time Expired for Zero Tolerance Policies?, 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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Letters of Recommendation: Honesty Remains the Best Policy, 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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Sniff Dogs in Schools: Do the Noses Know?, Charles J. Russo

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Student Newspapers at Public Colleges and Universities: Lessons from the United States, Charles J. Russo and Terry L. Hapney

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Superintendent Ratings of Academic Preparation, Theodore J. Kowalski

Supervision and Evaluation of School Employees, David Alan Dolph and C. Daniel Raisch