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 2012

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

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Disciplining Students with Disabilities: An American Perspective, 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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Regulating the Boundaries between the Public and Private Lives of Teachers in Changing Cultural Contexts: An American Perspective, Charles J. Russo

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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

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Teacher Unions, the Right to Work, and Fair Share Agreements, Charles J. Russo and C. Daniel Raisch

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The Status of Teachers Unions: Are Rumors of Their Demise Exaggerated?, Charles J. Russo

Submissions from 2011

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Another Nail in the Coffin of Religious Freedom? Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, Charles J. Russo and William E. Thro

Cell Phones in Schools: Necessary Tools or Needless Distractions, Charles J. Russo

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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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Respect for Me but Not for Thee: Reflections on the Impact of Same-Sex Marriage on Education, Charles J. Russo

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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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Faith-Based Charter Schools: An Idea Whose Time Is Unlikely to Come, Charles J. Russo and Gerald M. Cattaro

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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

The Impact of Pedophile Priests on American Catholic Education: Reflections of a Cradle Catholic, Charles J. Russo

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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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Canon Law, American Law, and Governance of Catholic Schools: A Healthy Partnership, Charles J. Russo

Judges as Umpires or Rule Makers? The Role of the Judiciary in Educational Decision Making in the United States, Charles J. Russo

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

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Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1: An Overview with Reflections for Urban Schools, Charles J. Russo and William E. Thro

Submissions from 2008

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

Judicial 'Hostility to All Things Religious in Public Life' or Healthy Separation of Religion and Public Education?, Charles J. Russo

Submissions from 2007

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Same-Sex Marriage and Public School Curricula: Preserving Parental Rights to Direct the Education of their Children, Charles J. Russo

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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

Religious Neutrality in Public Schools and Elsewhere: An Assessment of the Supreme Court’s Approach to Posting the Ten Commandments in Public Places in the U.S., Charles J. Russo

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

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The Supreme Court and Pledge of Allegiance: Does God Still Have a Place in American Schools?, Charles J. Russo

Submissions from 2003

Religion and Public Schools: A Forty Year Retrospective, Charles J. Russo

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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

An American Perspective on Equal Educational Opportunities, Charles J. Russo

Evolution v. Creation Science in the US: Can the Courts Divine a Solution?, Charles J. Russo

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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

Religion and Education in Bosnia: Integration Not Segregation, Charles J. Russo

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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Prayer at Public School Graduation Ceremonies: Exercise in Futility or a Teachable Moment?, Charles J. Russo

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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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At the Table in Sarajevo: Reflections on Ethnic Segregation in Bosnia, Charles J. Russo

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

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Qualitative-Quantitative Research Methodology: Exploring the Interactive Continuum, Isadore Newman and Carolyn Ridenour

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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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Administrators' Understanding of the Federal Special Education Mandate: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act., William R. Nelson and Carolyn Ridenour

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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

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School District Restructuring: An Evaluation Process to Determine Effectiveness, Carolyn Ridenour, Thomas J. Matczynski, and C. Daniel Raisch

Submissions from 1994

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Case Studies of Beginning Teachers, Theodore J. Kowalski, Roy A. Weaver, and Kenneth T. Henson

Submissions from 1993

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Contemporary School Administration: An Introduction, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 1992

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Personal Teaching Efficacy: Developmental Relationships in Education, Carolyn Ridenour, Larry Bradley, M. Kay Alderman, and Mary Ann Flowers

Submissions from 1991

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New Conceptualizations of Intelligence: An Interview with Robert Sternberg, Carolyn Ridenour

Submissions from 1990

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Case Studies on Teaching, Theodore J. Kowalski, Roy A. Weaver, and Kenneth T. Henson

Submissions from 1989

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Planning and Managing School Facilities, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 1988

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Design for Excellence in Teacher Education: A Developmental Model for Student Assessment, Selection and Retention, Constance C. Cooper, Carolyn Ridenour, and Stephen J. Thompson

Submissions from 1987

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Consultants' Corner: A Response to 'Management of External Evaluation Contracts by Independent Consultants: A Context-Dependent Issue?', Carolyn Ridenour

Submissions from 1986

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Community Education: Processes and Programs, Theodore J. Kowalski

Submissions from 1982

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Behavioral Disorders: A Nutritional Checklist for the Educational Practitioner, Ronald F. Bobner, Louisa M. Marchionda, Carolyn Ridenour, Isadore Newman, and Mary J. Beaubien

Submissions from 1981

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Sex Role Expectations of Classroom Teachers, Grades 1–12, Carolyn Ridenour, Isobel Pfeiffer, and Isadore Newman