Fellowship, Grants and Contracts
LEADERSHIP PREPARATION FOR COLLABORATIVE SERVICE DELIVERY (2003-2007)
Co-Principal Investigator with Brenda Williams in a Personnel Preparation Grant funded by the Office of Special Education Projects at the United States Department of Education for $799,024 over four years. This grant supports full and part-time doctoral students studying special education administration.
SOCIAL PROCESSES IN SCHOOLS STUDY III ( 2001 – 2002)
Principal Investigator for a study of 85 middle schools in Virginia. This study examined the relationships between a number of variables (including faculty and principal trust, teacher and principal efficacy, collective efficacy, organizational citizenship, social capital, transformational and instructional leadership) and the relationship of these constructs to student achievement.
A STUDY OF VIRGINIA PRINCIPALS ( 2000 – 2001)
Collaboration with Michael DiPaola and the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals and the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals to conduct an extensive study of K-12 principals and assistant principals in Virginia. The study was funded by a $50,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Education.
DUPONT STUDY OF RURAL VIRGINIA SCHOOLS (2000 – 2003)
Participated in the analysis of baseline and annual survey data of five rural school divisions in Virginia. Constructs under include school climate, organizational citizenship, trust, collaboration, collective efficacy and school effectiveness.
SOCIAL PROCESSES IN SCHOOLS STUDY II (2000)
Spearheaded instrument development and supervision of data collection in a study of 100 high schools in Ohio. The constructs under study included: faculty and principal trust, teacher and principal efficacy, collective efficacy, organizational citizenship, social capital, formalization, standardization, enabling bureaucracy, coercive bureaucracy, principal spin, teacher spin, and powerlessness. The relationship of these constructs to student achievement was also examined. This principal investigator was Wayne Hoy and was funded through the Fawcett Chair in Educational Administration at The Ohio State University.
OHIO COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS (1999 – 2000)
Conducted a study of 12 schools affiliated with the Coalition of Essential Schools in Ohio toward the development of The Ohio Success Document, documenting the progress made in schools affiliated with the Coalition of Essential Schools in Ohio. The Coalition of Essential Schools is a school reform movement centered on ten common principles that encourage school personnel to reconceptualize their work and create structures that foster positive interpersonal relationships.
PRODUCTIVE AND INFLUENTIAL SCHOLARS PROJECT (1999)
Co-Principal Investigator of Productive and Influential Scholars Project of the Task Force on Research and Inquiry, Division A of the American Educational Research Association with funding from the Spencer Foundation. This study was conducted under the guidance of a sub-group consisting of Susan Moore Johnson, William Firestone, and Wayne Hoy. The study involved a survey of a sample of 50 highly productive and influential scholars, as well as a random sample of Division A members. This was followed by an examination of information gleaned from scholars’ vitae and in-depth interviews with 18 of the influential scholars.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAMS IN THE STATE OF OHIO (1999)
An evaluation of conflict resolution programs in 50 high schools funded by The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management in 1996 and 1997.