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 2005

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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