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Dr. Julia Ballenger

Professor

Masters Degree/Principal Program Coordinator

Educational Leadership

Office Location: Frank Young Education North, #120

Phone: 903-886-5583

Email: julia.ballenger@tamuc.edu



Presentations

(2002 – 2004)

PRESENTATIONS

(Peer Reviewed)

INTERNATIONAL

Ballenger, J., Stephens, D., & Petrie, G. (2002). Micropolitical behaviors a principal uses to influence teachers instructional and curriculum- related behaviors at the organizational level.  Paper presented at the AASA’s Conference Within-A-Conference, San Diego, California, February 15-17, 2002.

Hicks-Townes, F., Ballenger, J., Hooper, M., & Leonard, J. (2003). Recognition in the structure of schooling and the formation of identity.  Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Mexico City, Mexico.  October 29- November 2, 2003.

Hooper, M., Ballenger, J., & Hicks-Townes, F.  (2003). Opening the dialogue on racial diversity.  Paper presented at the Phi Delta Kappa International Conference and Exhibit.  November 20-23, 2003, St. Louis, Missouri.

NATIONAL

Hicks-Townes, F., Ballenger, J., & Harris, S. (2003).  Women leaders in education: A view from the mountaintop.  Symposium presented at the Annual Research on Women and Education Conference.  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. October 23-25, 2003. 

Ballenger, J., Ross, S.F., Crocker, C., & Harris, S. (2003).  Voices of African American women principals in promoting student success.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference Within-A-Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 22, 2003.

Ballenger, J., Harris, S., & Leonard, J. (2004). Modeling standards- based leadership:  Enablers and barriers for principals.  Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 58th Annual Conference.  Branson, Missouri.  August 2-6, 2004.

Leonard, J., Harris, S., & Ballenger, J. (2004).  How can universities prepare standards-based leaders?  Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administrators Annual Conference, August 3-6, 2004, Branson, Missouri.

Klein, S., Ballenger, et al. (2004). Gender equity handbook.  Session presented at the Annual Conference of AERA- Research on Women and Education- Special Interest Group- Annual Fall Conference, October 28-30, 2004

Harris, S., & Ballenger, J. (2004).  Women leaders and spirituality.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of AERA- Research on Women and Education- Special Interest Group- Annual Fall Conference, October 28-30, 2004.

Ballenger, J., Harris, S., & Crocker, C. (2003).  Instructional leadership: Are principals meeting the Texas standards?  Student principal perceptions of mentor teachers.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of American Association of School Administrators, February 21, 2003, New Orleans, LA.

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., Hicks-Townes, F., Carr, C., & Alford, B.  (2004). Women in leadership: Their stories.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association.  San Diego, CA. April 13-16, 2004.

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., & Leonard, J.  (2004). Mentoring aspiring principals.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference Within-A-Conference.  American Association of School Administrators.  San Francisco, CA.  February 19-22.

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., Leonard, J., & Runnels, S.  (2004). Best practices in mentoring for school success:  Mentoring aspiring principals.  Paper presented at the American Association of School Administrators.  San Francisco, CA.  February 21, 2004. Ballenger, J. (2003).  Principal’s Use of Micropolitical strategies to influence teachers’ instructional practices and curriculum content Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 57th Annual Conference.  Branson, Missouri, August 
 2-6, 2004.

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., Crocker, C., Leonard, J., Runnels, S., & Lowery, S. (2003).  Aspiring principal perceptions of mentor principal’s modeling Texas instructional leadership standards.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, August 5-8, 2003, Sedona, Arizona.

STATE

Ballenger, J., Stephens, D., & Ross, S.F. (2003).  Instructional leadership: What do African American women principals bring to school leadership to ensure success of all students? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas, February 13, 2003, The St. Anthony Hotel.

Ballenger, J., & Ross, S.F. (2003). African American women principals: Barriers to climbing the educational administrative ladder.  Paper presented at the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, 18th Annual Conference, February 21, 2003.

Ballenger, J. (2003).  The principal’s use of power.  Paper presented at the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, 18th Annual Conference, February 20, 2003, Austin, Texas. Ballenger, J. (2003).  Administrator to parent recognition: Treat me with respect and dignity.  Paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association Annual Meeting, October 29-November 2, 2003.

Crocker, C., Ballenger, J., & Harris, S. (2003). Instructional leadership:  Are Texas principals meeting the standards?  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas, February 14, 2003. Harris, S., Ballenger, J., & Leonard, J.  (2004). Mentor principals, aspiring principals, and mandated Texas standards. Paper presented at SERA. Dallas, TX.  February 5-7, 2004. 

Regional (Non-Peer Reviewed)

Ballenger, J. (October 2003).  Principal’s use of power.  Paper presented in the Department of Educational Leadership, Doctoral Class, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.         

Ballenger, J.  (March 2003).  Racial identity.  Paper presented in the Secondary Education Department, Dr. Michelle C. Hooper’s Class, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

Ballenger, J. & Hooper, M.C.  (December 2003).  Racial identity development for professional educators.  Paper presented in the Department of Distance Education via ITV, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

Ballenger, J.  (September 2003).  Micropolitics in democratic schools.  Paper presented in the Department of Educational Leadership, Doctoral Class, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

Ballenger, J. (March 2003).  Micropolitics.  Paper presented in the Department of Educational Leadership, Doctoral Class, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.           

(2005 – 2006)

PRESENTATIONS

(Peer Reviewed)

INTERNATIONAL

Ballenger, J., Alford, B., Carpenter, G. et al (Spring, 2005).  Are principals prepared to lead?  Ask those who just finished their preparation program.  Paper presented at the AASA Conference Within-A- Conference Program, February 18-20, 2005, San Antonio, Texas.

Leonard, J., Ballenger, J., Trautman, D., Coleman, J.C., Stewart, L., & Carpenter, G. (2005).  Student perceptions of self-selected principal preparation program mentors.  Paper presented at the AASA Within-A-Conference, February 17-20, 2005, San Antonio, Texas.

Place, W. A. Blyden, P., Ballenger, J., & Alford, B. (2005). Principals’ Perceptions of Social Justice. Paper presented at the UCEA Conference, Democracy Educational Leadership; The Unfinished Journey toward Justice. Nashville, Tennessee November 10-13, 2005.

Ballenger, J., & Alford, B., (2006). What works in Administration Preparation Programs: Listening to the Field. AASA Conference within a Conference San Diego February 24-26, 2006. 

Carpenter, G., Ballenger, J., & Alford, B., (2006). Successful Principal Preparation Programs: From the Professors Perspective. AASA Conference within a Conference San Diego February 24-26, 2006.

NATIONAL

Alford, B., & Ballenger, J. (2005).  Action research:  A tool to inform practice and challenge the Status Quo.  Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Summer Conference, Washington, D.C., July 2005.

Carpenter, G., Ballenger, J., Alford, B., & et al. (Summer, 2005).  Bridging the gap between classroom and campus instructional leaders.  Paper presented at the 59th Annual National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) Conference, July 26-29, 2005, Washington, D.C.

Carpenter, G., Ballenger, J., Alford, B., & Coleman, C. (2006) Best Practices in Teaching Online Education Administration Courses National Council of Professors of Educational Administration National Convention Lexington, Kentucky August 1-4 2006.

Carpenter, G., Ballenger, J., & Coleman, C. (2006). Effective Teaching Practices and Online Courses National Council of Professors of Educational Administration National Convention Lexington, Kentucky August 1-4 2006.

Ballenger, J., & Simmons J.C. (2005). Life Notes and the Dual Careers of Two African American Women: Race and Gender before and within the Academy. Research on Women in Education 31st Annual Fall Conference Dayton, Ohio, October 20-22, 2005

Alford, B., & Ballenger, J. (2005). Action Research: A tool to inform Practice and Challenge the Status Quo. Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Summer Conference, Washington D.C. July 2005.

Ninness, S., & Ballenger, J. (2006).  You get what you expect: School leaders as change agents in implementing inclusive practices.  Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Marble Falls, TX.

STATE

Ballenger, J., Bailey, S., Childers, Langseth, L, Mooney, D., Regan, T., Wallis, T., & Comeaux, L. (Spring, 2005).  Are schools addressing the achievement gap for economically disadvantaged students? From the perspective of school administrators.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, February 10-12, 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ballenger, J., Chretien, K., Fussell, C., Lovett, D., Newman, T., & Thompson, R. (Spring, 2005).  Influences on the success of African American males.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, February 10-12, 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ballenger, J., & Ninness, S. (Spring, 2005). You get what you expect: School leaders as change agent in implementing inclusive practices. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, February 10-12, 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ballenger, J., Alford, B., Leonard, J., Carpenter, G., Stewart, L., Trautman, D., & Coleman, C. (2006). Real-time Action Research: A new Scholarship. Texas Association of School Administrator Midwinter Conference, Austin, Texas, January 29-February 1, 2006.

Stewart, L., Ballenger, J., Carpenter, G., Coleman, J.C., Leonard, J.C., Trautman, D., & Wallace, T. (2006). Teacher Perceptions of Advisor (Mentor) Programs in Public Education TCPEA –TASA Mid-Winter Conference-Within-a Conference January 30- February 1, 2006 Austin, Texas.

Ballenger, J., Ninness, S.K., & Patrick, S. (February, 2005).  Some 

social justice issues. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

Ballenger, J., Armwood, J., Blount, M., Davenport, M., Giaconna, W., Hampton, K., Nation, T., Sims, J., & Vaughn, D. (2006). Math Self-Efficacy of Priority Middle School Students and its Impact on Math Performance.  Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, Austin, Texas. February 8-10, 2005.

Ballenger, J., & Carpenter, G. (2006). No Better Time: Leadership for Social Justice. Southwest Educational Research Association 29th Annual Meeting February 8-11, 2006.

Ballenger, J., Barr III, G., Candler, K., Dean, B., Huffhines, T., Jones, B., Ladine, A., Lowery, C., Pyle, C., Robbins, D., Smith, T., Hampton, K. & McAvory, C. (2006). Assessing the School’s Culture for Sustained Improvement: A Model. Paper presented at the Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association, Austin, Texas. June 7-9 2006.

Ballenger, J., Bourgeois, N., Brumley, C., Cravey, I., Jolly, D., King, G. McAvoy, C. McCullough, J., & Oden, P. (2006). What Impact Does Parental Involvement Have on the Reading Performance of Third Grade Students? Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, Austin, Texas. 

REGIONAL        

Ballenger, J., & Alford, B. (2005). Action research projects that make a difference in school improvement.  Paper presented at the PDK Spring Conference – Region C, Dallas, Texas. 

Ballenger, J. (2005).  Role alike leadership session for Presidents.  Session presented at the PDK Spring Conference – Region C, Dallas, Texas.

(2006-2007)

PRESENTATIONS

 (Peer reviewed)

INTERNATIONAL

Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Alford, B. J. (Presenter & Author), Ninness, S. (Presenter & Author), PDK Region B & C, "Making possibilities real through Quality Professional Development: A chapter Reports on Collaborative Practices that Work," Phi Delta Kappa International, Denver, Colorado. (March 2, 2007).

NATIONAL

Ballenger, J., National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA), "The Importance of Culturally Responsive Teaching: Voices of Rural Secondary School Principals," NCPEA, Chicago, Illinois. (August 2, 2007).

 Coleman, C. (Presenter & Author), Tareilo, J. (Presenter & Author), Stewart, L. (Presenter & Author), Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), NCPEA Conference within a Conference at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) conference, "Superintendent Hiring Practices:  What Superintendents Look for when Hiring Principals," National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Las Vegas, NV. (February 2007).

Carpenter, G. (Presenter & Author), Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), NASSP 91st Convention, "Do the Data to Walk the Walk," National Association of Secondary School Principals, Las Vegas, Nevada. (February 23, 2007).

Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Carpenter, G. (Presenter Only), National Council of Professors of Educational Administration CWC (NCPEA), "The Importance of Culturally Relevant Teaching: Voices of Rural Secondary School Principals," NASSP 91st Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada. (February 23, 2007).

Coleman, C. (Presenter & Author), Tareilo, J. (Presenter & Author), Stewart, L. (Presenter & Author), Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), NCPEA, "Preparing and Hiring Quality Principals," National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Las Vegas, Nevada. (February 23, 2007).

Alford, B., Ballenger, J., & Coleman, C. (August, 2006).  Key Aspects of a School-University Partnership in Fostering Best Practices in Leadership Preparation.  Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, National Convention, Lexington, Kentucky.

Carpenter, G., & Ballenger, J. (August, 2006).  Best Practices in Teaching Online Education Administration Courses. Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration National Convention, Lexington, Kentucky. Place, A.  W. (Presenter & Author), Ballenger, J., Wasonga, T. A.  (Presenter & Author), Piveral, J. (Presenter & Author), Edmonds, C. (Presenter & Author), University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), "Voices III: Some Prinicipals' Discussion of Social Justice," UCEA, San Antonio, Texas. (November 11, 2006).

Acker-Hocevar, M. (Presenter & Author), Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Alford, B. J. (Presenter & Author), Exploring Contested Intersections of Democracy, Social Justice and Globalization, "Interstices for Democracy within Social justice, building Community, and Working on School Improvement - Principals' Voices from Different School Types," University Council for Educational Administration, San Antonio, Texas. (November 9, 2006).

Ballenger, J. (Presenter Only), University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), "Taskforce to Evaluate Educational Leadership Preparation Effectiveness, planning and data analysis session," UCEA, San Antonio, Texas. (November 9, 2006).

Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Research on Women and Education, "Handbook for Gender Equity," AERA, Detroit, Michigan. (October 26, 2006).

Ninness, S. (Presenter & Author), Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Seventh Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, "You Get What You Expect; School Leaders as Change Agents in Implementing Inclusive Practices," Marble Falls, Texas. (October 25, 2006).

STATE

Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Jacobs, G. (Presenter & Author), Nino, M. (Presenter & Author), Rascoe, C. (Presenter & Author), Shrout, B. (Presenter & Author), Slaton, J. (Presenter & Author), Walker, D. (Presenter & Author), Woods, Q. (Presenter & Author), SERA, "The Impact of a Science Methods Course on Elementary School Pre-service Science Teachers' Self-Efficacy," Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas. (February 8, 2007).

Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Anderson, M. (Presenter & Author), Bishop, R. (Presenter & Author), Campbell, T. (Presenter & Author), Caraway, C. (Presenter & Author), Fredrickson, R. (Presenter & Author), Green, B. (Presenter & Author), Ponder, L. (Presenter & Author), Woodworth, C. (Presenter & Author), SERA, "Teachers' Beliefs Regarding the importance of Culturally Relevant Teaching to Improved Academic Achievement of Students of Color," Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas. (February 7, 2007).

Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Carpenter, G. (Presenter & Author), TASA Mid-Winter Conference 07, "Culturally Responsive Teaching: Teacher Beliefs," Texas Association of School Administrators. (January 31, 2007).

Ballenger, J., Hopkins, K. (Presenter Only), Jones, B. (Presenter Only), Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP), "The Importance of Culturally Responsive Teaching: Voices of Rural Secondary School Principals," TASSP, Austin, Texas. (June 2007).

Ninness, S.K., Ballenger, J., & Sampson, P. (February, 2006).  A School District’s Efforts to Reduce the Number of ELL Referrals to Special Education.  Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association. Austin, Texas. 

Stewart, L., Ballenger, J., Carpenter, G., Coleman, J.C, Leonard, J., & Trautman, D. (2006).  Teachers’ Perceptions of Mentor Programs in Public Education.  Paper presented at the Texas Association of School Administrators, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas. 

REGIONAL                                     

Ninness, S.K., Ballenger, J., & Sampson, P. (April, 2006). A referral process to special education for LEP students.  Educational Region Center VII, Educational Diagnostician Cluster Meeting.  Kilgore, TX.

 

(2007-2008)   

PRESENTATIONS

(Peer reviewed)

INTERNATIONAL

Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), University Council for Educational Administration, "Evaluating Principal Preparation Programs in Texas," UCEA, Alexandria, Virginia. (November 2007). Abstract: I presented the status of the Texas Study to the UCEA/LTEL -SIG Taskforce on Evaluation Leadership Preparation Program

Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Alford, B. J. (Presenter & Author), Jo, M. B. (Presenter Only), B. D. (Presenter & Author), University Council for Educational Administration, "Texas Study on Evaluating Leadership Preparation," UCEA, Alexandria, Virginia. (November 2007). 

NATIONAL

Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Harris, S. (Presenter & Author), Tareilo, J. (Presenter & Author), Ninness, S. (Presenter & Author), Research on Women and Education, "Leadership for Social Justice: Voices of Women School Principals," San Antonio, Texas. (October 18, 2007).

Ninness, S. (Presenter & Author), Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Sheppard, V. (Presenter & Author), Democratizing Educational Experience: Envisioning, Embodying, Enacting, "The Democratic Practices of Texas Superintendents," Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Marble Falls, Texas. (October 3, 2007).

STATE

Ballenger, J. (June, 2007).  Culturally relevant teaching and instructional perceptions of rural secondary school principals.  Paper presented at the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Summer Workshop, Austin, Texas.

Ballenger, J., Shrout, B., Rascoe, C., Neito, M.C., Jacobs, G., Walker, D., Jones, Q., & Slaton, J. (February, 2007).  Population patterns for teachers of color in Region VII ESC, Southwest Educational Research Association, 30th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Ballenger, J., Anderson, M., Bishop, R., Campbell, T., Caraway, C., Fredrickson, R. Green, B., Ponder, L. & Woodworth, C. (2007). Teachers’Beliefs Regarding the Importance of Culturally Relevant Teaching to Improve Academic Achievement of Students of Color.  Paper presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational           Research Association, The St. Anthony, San Antonio, Texas.

Ballenger, J., Tareilo, J., & Stewart, L. (2007).  So You Want to Be a Principal? What Superintendents Look for When Hiring School Principals. Paper presented at the TASSP Conference, June 2007, Austin, Texas.

Ballenger, J., Hopkins, K., & Jones, B. (2007).  The importance of culturally responsive teaching:  Voices of rural secondary school principals.  Paper presented at the TASSP 2007 Summer Workshop, June 13-15, 2007, Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Street, Austin, Texas.

REGIONAL      

 Ballenger, J., Ninness, S.K., & Alford, B. (March, 2007).  Making Possibilities Real Through Quality Professional Development.  A Phi Delta Kappa International Chapter Reports on Collaborative Practices that Work. Paper presented at the Phi Delta Kappa Regions B and C Leadership Conference, Denver, CO.

 Coleman, J. C., Ballenger, J., Tareilo, J., & Stewart, L. (2007).  So You Want to be a Principal? What Superintendents Look for When Hiring School Principals. Paper presented at the NASSP Conference, March, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

 Ballenger, J., & Carpenter, G. (2007).  Culturally Responsive Teaching: Teacher Beliefs.  Paper presented at the TASA/TCPEA Conference-Within-a-Conference, Austin, Texas.

 (2008-2009)   

PRESENTATIONS

(Peer reviewed)

NATIONAL

Ballenger, J., (Presenter & Author), Timothy B. J., (Presenter & Author), Lloyd, G., (Presenter & Author), Stacey, E., (Presenter & Author), National             Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA), "Correspondence Based Delivery of Graduate Education; A Discussion Paper," NCPEA, Kona Kai Resort, San Diego, CA. (August 1, 2008).           

Tareilo, J., Ballenger, J., Stewart, L., 62nd Annual Summer Conference, "The Role of the 
     Supervising Principal in Fostering Administrative Leadership
," National Council of 
      Professors of Educational Administration, San Diego, CA. (July 29, 2008).

Betty, A. (Presenter & Author), Pauline, S. (Presenter & Author), Ballenger, J. (Presenter & Author), Ralph, M. (Presenter & Author), Lee, S. (Presenter & Author), Janet, T. (Presenter & Author), National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, "The Assistant Principal's Role in Impacting School Improvement: Critical Elements of Preparation and Practice," NCPEA, San Diego, CA. (July 27, 2008).

STATE

Zhao, J., & Ballenger, J. (2009). Chinese Mainland Students’ Adaptation to Learning, Lifestyle, and Culture at a Texas Regional University. Paper presented at the TASA Midwinter Conference, Austin Convention Center, January 25-28, 2009.

McCormick, D., & Ballenger, J. (2009). Perceptions of Undergraduate Students of Color on the Career Choice of Teaching as a Profession. Paper presented at the TASA Midwinter Conference, Austin Convention Center, January 25-28, 2009.

Ballenger, J., Justin, J. (Presenter & Author), Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, "Controllable Factors that Influence Teacher Turnover," TASSP, Austin, Texas. (June 12, 2008).

Ballenger, J., Shelly, B. (Presenter & Author), Micah, D. (Presenter & Author), Jerry, H.

            (Presenter & Author), Mid, J. (Presenter & Author), Donna, W. (Presenter & Author), Craig, W. (Presenter & Author), David, W. (Presenter & Author), Michelle, W. (Presenter & Author), Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), "Perceptions of Professional Learning Communities," SERA, New Orleans, LA (February 8, 2008)

 Ballenger, J. (Presenter Only), James, H. (Presenter & Author), Heather, C. (Presenter & Author), Michael, D. (Presenter & Author), Shiela, N. (Presenter & Author), Daya, H. (Presenter & Author), Pauline, S., Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), "The Role of Self-Efficacy in Culturally Responsive Teaching," SERA, New Orleans, Louisiana. (February 8, 2008)

Ballenger, J. (Presenter Only), & Kevin, S. (Presenter & Author), TASA Midwinter Conference, "Helping African American Students Who Are in At-Risk Situations," TASA, Austin, Texas. (January 28, 2008).

(2009 – 2010)

PRESENTATIONS

(Peer Reviewed)

INTERNATIONAL

Ballenger, J. (2010). (Presenter and Author.)Women and Social Justice: A persistent Dilemma. Indivisible Ceilings and Barriers in Higher Education  Leadership. Oxford Round Table, Oxford, England.  July 16-20, 2010.

NATIONAL

Ballenger, J., Ninness, S., & McCormick-Myers, D. (2010). Is Culturally Relevant Teaching Important? Voices of Administrators and Teachers in Rural East Texas. Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Summit 2010: Promoting “Capitol” Ideas of Leadership, Culture, and Diversity, Washington, DC, August 3-6, 2010.

Allen, A., Ballenger, J., & Rutledge, S. A. (2009). Innovative Session: PEA Framing the Field of Education Politics: Themes and Readings as Helpful Resources. UCEA Convention, 2009, November 19-22, 2009, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California. 

Ballenger, J. (2009). Voices of Female Principals: Leadership for Social Justice. Paper presented at the 2009 NASSP Annual Convention and Exposition, March 12-14, Phoenix, Arizona. 

Regional 

Bevers, W., McCormick, M., Nichols, B., & Ballenger, J. (February, 2010).  Paper presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association 33rd Annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 17-20, 2010.

Black, F., Bush, S., Session, N., Ballenger, J., & Sampson, P.  M. (2010). Closing the Achievement Gap: Texas Teacher Perceptions of Differentiated   Instruction and Its Impact on Student Learning.  Paper presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association 33rd Annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 17-20, 2010.

Amonett, C., Lindley, C., Vargas, O., Ballenger, J., & Sampson, P.  M. (2010).  Principal’s Dispositions and their Influence on a Positive School Climate. Paper presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association 33rd Annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February17-20, 2010.

Roger, L., Wells, S.,& Ballenger, J. (2010). Online Instructor Certification  Program:  Perceptions and Analysis. Paper presented at the Southwest  Educational Research Association 33rd Annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 17-20, 2010.

Pickens, T., Porter, D., Wright, A., Sampson, P. M., & Ballenger, J.. (2010). Teachers’ Perceptions of At-risk Students and the Impact on  Instructional Practices and Interactions. Paper presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association 33rd Annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 17-20, 2010.

Ninness, S., Ballenger, J., & Sheppard, V. (2009). The Pedagogical Possibilities of Hope: Addressing Issues of Diversity, Inclusiveness, and entitlement  Through Cultural Activities. Paper presented10th Anniversary Meeting of The Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, October 7-10, 2009, Decatur, Georgia.

(2010 – 2011)

PRESENTATIONS

(Peer Reviewed)

INTERNATIONAL

Ballenger, J. (2011). Cultural and Structural Barriers to Women in Upper-Level Leadership in Higher Education. Paper to be presented at the Athens Institute for Education and Research, 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece, May 21- 27, 2011.

Kersten, T., & Ballenger, J. (2011). School and District Relationships. Paper to be presented at the Athens Institute for Education and Research, 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece, May 21- 27, 2011.

NATIONAL

Ballenger, J., Ninness, S., & McCormick-Myers, D. (2010). Is Culturally Relevant Teaching Important: Voices of Administrators and Teachers in Rural East Texas? National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Summit 2010, Washington, D. C., August 3-6, 2010.

Ballenger, J., & Alford, B. (2010). The Impact of a University Principal Preparation Program on School Improvement Practices: Surveys of Principals and Teachers in Four Rural Schools. UCEA Convention, October 28-31, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana

Ballenger, J. (2011), Women’s Access to Higher Education Leadership: Cultural and Structural Barriers, Annual Meeting, AERA, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 8-12, 2011.

Korach, S., Ballenger, J., & Alford, B. (2011) Linking Principal Preparation to Teaching and Learning: Lessons Learned through a Mixed Method Multiple Case Evaluation Study. AERA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 8-12, 2011.

Regional

Curry, P., Griffin, P. B., Lofton, S., Luce, L., & Ballenger, J. (2011). Teacher’s Perceptions of Public All-Girl Middle Schools in Texas. 34th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas, February 2-5, 2011.

State

Ballenger, J. (2011). Creating a culturally diverse classroom.  Paper presented at the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, The Power of Change II: Celebrating the progress.  Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, March 2011, Austin, Texas.

Ballenger, J., Gooden, M., Groth, C., & Korach, S. (2011) Harnessing data for educational leadership:  A UCEA webinar panel and presenter.  May 17, 2011, 12:15 CST.  Sponsored by the Wallace Foundation.

(2011 – 2012)

PRESENTATIONS

(Peer Reviewed)

INTERNATIONAL

Ballenger, J., Searby, L., & Tripses, J., (2012).  Mentoring experiences of higher education women, paper presented at the AERA Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Ballenger, J., & Alford, B. (2011).  Snapshots of School Leadership in the 21st

           Century:  Perils and Promises of Leading for Social Justice, School Improvement, and Democratic Community, (The UCEA Voices from the Field Project). Symposium presented at the UCEA Convention, Pittsburg, PA., November 16-20, 2011.

STATE

 Tripses, J., Searby, L., & Ballenger, J. (2011). Mentoring relationships and career advancement opportunities of women administrators in higher education.  Paper presented at the 37th RWE Annual Fall Conference, Houston, Texas, October 27-29, 2011.

(2012 – 2013)

PRESENTATIONS

INTERNATIONAL

Ballenger, J., Tripses, J., & Searby, L. (2013). Leveraging Social Capital Through Mentoring Women Administrators in Higher Education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, RWE SIG, San Francisco, CA. April 2013.

Tripses, J., Ballenger, J., & Searby, L. (2012). Mentoring Advice from Women Higher Education Leaders. Paper presented at the UCEA Convention 2012, Denver, CO. November, 2012.

Tripses, J., Searby, L., & Ballenger, J. (2012). Creating Mentoring Cultures in Professional Organizations.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, RWE SIG, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, October 18-20, 2012 

Townsend, T., Ivory, G., Acker-Hocevar, M. A., Ballenger, J., & Place, A. W. (2013, January). School Leadership Challenges Under No Child Left Behind: Lessons from UCEA’s Project, “Voices from the Field: Phase 3.” Paper presented at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Santiago, Chile.

Ballenger, J., Tripses, J., & Searby, L. (2013). Levering Social Capital Through Mentoring: Perceptions of Women University Administrators. Paper presented at the Research on Women and Education 39th Annual Fall Conference, October 3-5, 1013, Las Cruses, New Mexico. 

Non-Peer Reviewed

Ballenger, J., & Sosa, T. (2012). Submitting quality proposals for AERA. Workshop conducted at American Educational Research Association, RWE SIG, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, October 18-20, 2012.

Ballenger, J., & Polnick, B. (2013). Submitting quality proposals for AERA. Workshop conducted at American Educational Research Association, RWE SIG, Las Cruces, New Mexico, October 3-5, 2013 

NATIONAL 

Searby, L., Ballenger, J., & Tripses, J. (2012).  Climbing the Ladder, Holding the Ladder: The Mentoring Perspectives of Women University Administrators.  National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 66th Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, August 7-10, 2012.

STATE

Ballenger, J., & Lovett, B. (2012). Principal practices in ameliorating oppressive social and structural conditions of culturally minority students in public school: A critical theorist perspective. Paper presented at the Collaborative Educational Programs for the Americas (CEPA). Co-sponsored by CEPA and Texas M&M University - Commerce, October 18-20, 2012. The Radisson Beach Hotel, Corpus Christi, TX.

Ballenger, J. (2013). Teacher and administrator perceptions of culturally relevant teaching. Paper presented at the Collaborative Educational Programs for the Americas (CEPA). Co-sponsored by CEPA and Texas A&M University-Commerce, October 17-19, 2013. El Tropicana Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, TX.

2014 Peer Reviewed Presentations

NATIONAL

Ballenger, J., & Kemp-Graham, K. (2014). Assessing the level of cultural competence and mentoring experiences of educational leadership and identifying strategies to prepare them for culturally competent leadership in a global society. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Summer Conference, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, California, August 5-9, 2014.

Kemp-Graham, K., Ballenger, J., & Arrambide, M. (2014). Quality vs. quantity: The impact of university use of corporate recruiters on student learning outcomes.  Paper presented at the 68th Annual Summer Conference, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, California, August 5-9, 2014.

Ballenger, J., Templeton, N., Thompson, R., & Clark, J. (2014). Assessing learning environment and experiences in a higher education online doctoral program: Perceptions of Faculty and Students. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Summer Conference, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, California, August 5-9, 2014. 

STATE (Peer reviewed)

Thompson, R., Templeton, N., & Ballenger, J. (2014). Engaging transformational leadership to improve student learning outcomes.  Paper presented at the TASA Midwinter Conference; Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration CWC, January 2014.

Regional (Non-peer reviewed)

Terrill, F. S., Trepinski, T. M., Parker, K., Jacobs, L., McAlister-Shields, L., & Ballenger, J. (2014).  Finish what you start: An overview of important facets in the doctoral education path. Workshop presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, February 10-13, 2014, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA.

Carr, S. C., Ballenger, J., & Natesan, P. (2014). Mentoring early career faculty: Opportunities for professional development and networking. Workshop presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, February 10-13, 2014, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA.

International

Peer Reviewed

2014

Place, A. W., Ballenger, J., Ivory, G., Young, M., Rodriguez, M., McClellan, R., & Ruff, W. (2014).  Is it Time for Voices 4, and if so What Should it Look Like?  University Council of Educational Administrators Convention, Washington, DC, November 20-13, 2014.

STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY – Thesis Committee Member

Lacee’ C. Caromon (2010). Factors in Career Development of Black women Head Coaches in Division I Athletics.  Master of Education – Kinesiology. Stephen F. Austin State University Thesis completed.

 

STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY - Dissertation Committee member for:

 

Jo Lynn Corley (2011). A Grounded Theory Study of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Involving Eight Caucasian High School Teachers in East Texas. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University. Dissertation completed.

Kimberly Ann Morrison (2011). Superintendent Perceptions on the Transition from Texas Knowledge and Skills to State of Texas Academic Assessment Readiness. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University. Dissertation completed.

Craig Wilcox (2011).  Correlational Analysis of Teacher   Turnover and Selected Characteristics in Texas Public Schools. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University. Dissertation completed.

Micah A. Dyer (2010). First-year Campus Administrators’ Perception of the Texas State-Mandated Mentoring Program. Department of Education and Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University. Dissertation completed.

Charli Caraway (2010). A Phenomenological Inquiry of Pre-service Teachers and Their Cultural Immersions. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University. Dissertation completed.

Major N. Templeton (2009). Closing the Gap: The Relationship between Instructional Behavior Management Tools and the Academic Performance of African American Students. Liberty University.  Dissertation completed.

Jacquelyn L. Armwood (2009).Opportunity and Achievement through Change: A Biographical Study of Carzetta Snell. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University. Dissertation completed.

Gary Clark (April 2006) Even The Books Were Separate: Court-Mandated Desegregation and Educators Professional Lives During the Caddo Crossover of 1969-70. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University. Dissertation completed.

Donna R. Thompson. (2005). Invitational Education within an Ethic of Care: Creating an Inviting School Culture. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Dissertation completed. Stephen F. Austin State University.

Frank Dykes (2005). Reducing Overrepresentation of African Americans in Special Education Programs in East Texas Elementary Schools: A Multi-case Study. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Dissertation completed. Stephen F. Austin State University

Vance Lee Vaughn (2002). The Underrepresentation of African American Males in Teacher Education: Voices of Those Certified But Choosing Not To Teach. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Dissertation completed. Stephen F. Austin State University

Lynn Hancock (2002). Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS): Preparation Techniques from a Select Group of High School Principals. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Dissertation completed. Stephen F. Austin State University 

Cathy Gabro (2002). Portraits of Caring Elementary Administrators: A Qualitative Study of the Caring Behaviors of Three Elementary School Administrators. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Dissertation completed. Stephen F. Austin State University.

Sheron Darragh – (August 2004). Voices from the Shadow: Personal Narratives of Women Superintendents about Their Experiences with Power. Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Dissertation completed. Stephen F. Austin State University.

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