Cohort IV Dissertations
On November 15, 2012, our fourth cohort of doctoral candidates presented their individual and group research results.
The Evolving Role of the Superintendent in the First Decade of the 21st Century
- Sarah Stack Feinberg, The role of the superintendent in redefining schools for students to be successful in the 21stc Century.
- Elizabeth Pustolka-Wood, The role of increased accountability on the use of instructional leadership time by New York State superintendents.
- Richard DeMallie, The implementation of smartphones and tablet technologies into the classroom by selected New York State public school leaders.
- Gary Furman, The impact of fiscal limitations for superintendents' role and responsibilities for curriculum, instruction and assessment.
System Leaders’ Administrative Practices and Their Effect on School Climate and Morale
- Thomas Reardon, The examination and analysis of the effects of elementary principals’ specific management practices on teacher morale and willingness to embrace initiative.
- Deborah Fox, New York State public school superintendents’ perceptions of the efficacy of the Taylor law and the effect of impasse on school climate.
- Shawn Hunziker, Principal readiness and professional development to conduct effective teacher evaluations that lead to improved student achievement.
The Effect of Changing Demographics on School Systems
- Vincent Porfirio, Internalization strategies in traditional higher education institutions across the United States.
- Richard Rose, American Indian race and ethnicity data: An historical analysis and comparison of NCES and NYS data for New York State school districts.
- Linda Rudnick, Principal leadership attributes: Implications of beliefs and practices that impact academic success for all English language learners on state accountability measures.