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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



Publications

GRANT

Ballenger, J., Templeton, N., & Thompson, R. (2014). Assessing Quality Learning Environment and Experiences in a Higher Education Online Doctoral Program: Perceptions of Faculty and Doctoral students.  Submitted to the Faculty Research Enhancement project, Texas A&M University, Commerce.  Amount: $10,000. Grant was not approved.  According to Dean Timothy Letzring, this grant submission counts for one article.

BOOKS

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., & Mixon, J. (2015, in progress). Standards-Based Leadership: A Case Study Book for the Superintendent. Book proposal was submitted to Roman and Littlefield in December 2015. This book is a second edition. Projected publication date is May 2015. Contract signed and received March 26, 15. Publication Date: October, 2015.

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., & Mix on, J. (2014, in progress). Standards-Based Leadership: A Case Study Book for the Superintendent.  Rowman & Littlefield and the American Association of School Administrators.  This book is a second edition. Projected publication date is July 2015.  Book contract was on 1/30/15.  Target Publication Date is Fall 2015.

Polnick, B., Irby, B., & Ballenger, J. (2014, in progress).  Handbook for Girls and Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Double Bind.  In Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC 28271.  Contract accepted.  Targeted Publication Date is Spring 2015.

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., & Cummings, C. (2014). Standards-Based Leadership: A Case Study Book for the Principalship. Book proposal submitted to Roman and Littlefield was accepted.  This book is a second edition. Book is complete. 

Acker-Hocevar, M., Ballenger, J., Place, W., & Ivory, G. (Eds.). (2012). 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). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.

Harris, S., Alford, B., & Ballenger, J. (Eds.). (2005). Women as school executives - Leadership: A bridge to ourselves. Austin, TX: Texas Council of Women School Executives. 

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., Townes, F. H., Carr, C., & Alford, B. (Eds.). (2004). Winning women: Stories of award-winning educators. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Publishers.

SPECIAL GUEST ISSUE OF THE EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP REVIEW JOURNAL

Russell, D., & Ballenger, J. (Eds.) (2015, in progress).  The Fiery Melting Pot: Immigrant Women and Girls in Pursuit of Social Justice. Research on Women and Education. (Research on Women and Education in collaboration with the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). Targeted publication date is December 2015.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ballenger, J. (2015, in press).  Leadership makes a difference. In J. A. Kornberg & W. D. Hickey, (Eds.). Texas Public School Organization and Administration: A Project of Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration.  Kendall Hunt, Revision Date, September 2015.

Ballenger, J. (2015).  Establishing working relationship with students while working online (bringing the human element into the online environment). In V. Vaughan, G. Miller, & Y. Oliver as-Ortiz (Eds.). (2014). Developing online education for twenty-first century leaders.  National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Academic Press.

Ballenger, J., Rice, D., & Hyun, J. (2015, in press). Comparative analysis of enrollment and degrees awarded in STEM fields among gender, race and ethnicity in doctoral universities in Texas.  In B. J. Irby, B. Polnick, & J. Ballenger (Eds.) Girls and women of color in STEM: Navigating the double bind, RWE Series, Projected publication date: Fall 2015.

Orr, T., Ballenger, J., & Friend, J.  (2015, in press).  Student assessment in educational leadership preparation programsIn M. D. Young, G. M. Crow, J. Murphy, & R. T. Ogawa (Eds.). Handbook of research on the education of school leaders.  Routledge, Taylor, and Francis.  Projected publication date is Fall 2015.

Alford, B., & Ballenger, J. (2015, in progress). Quandaries of Assessment and Accountability. Palgrave Macmillan Publishing.

Ballenger, J., Kemp-Graham, K. (2014).  Assessing the level of cultural competence and mentoring experiences of educational leader and identifying strategies for culturally and globally competent leadership. In S. Harris & J. Mixon (Eds.).  Building cultural community through global educational leadership (pp. 266-282).  NCPEA Publications, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Townsend, T., Acker-Hocevar, M., Ivory, G., M., Place, W. A., Ballenger, J., & Place, W. A., (2012). School leadership challenges under No Child Left Behind: Lessons from UCEA’s project. Voices from the field-Phase 3. In B. Barnett, A. R. Shoho, & A. J. Bowers (Eds.), School and District Leadership in an Era of Accountability, 4, Information Age Publishing Book Series (pp.41-61).  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Alford, B., & Ballenger, J. (2012). Leadership practices and processes that impact personnel, professional development and teacher professionalism and influence school Improvement, (The UCEA Voices from the Field Project). In M. A. Hocevar, J. Ballenger, W. Place, & G. Ivory (Eds.), Snapshots of school leadership in the 21st century: Perils and promises of leading for social justice, school improvement, and democratic community, (pp. 75-95). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers. 

Kersten, T., & Ballenger, J. (2012). School and district relationships (The UCEA Voices from the Field Project). In M. A. Hocevar, J. Ballenger, W. Place, & G. Ivory (Eds.), Snapshots of school leadership in the 21st century:  Perils and promises of leading for social justice, school improvement, and democratic community, (pp. 147-167).  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers. 

Ballenger, J., & Alford, B. (2012, August). Preparing educational leaders in the pursuit of social justice: Practices and Processes for Culturally Proficient Leadership Development. In G. Perreault, L. Zellner, J. Ballenger, B. Thornton, & S. Harris, (Eds.). Social Justice, Competition, and Quality: 21st Century Leadership Challenges. The 2012 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, NCPEA Publications. ISBN 978-1-4675-5(pbk)

Ballenger, J. (2012). Cultural and structural barriers to upper-Level Leadership for women in higher education. In J. E. Kesner (Ed.). Education: Evaluation, Reform and Policy. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece.

Ballenger, J., & Ninness, S. (2009). Using reflection and criticality to address equity and social

justice issues for English language learners. In P. Jenlink (Ed.) Equity issues for today’s educational leaders: Meeting the challenge of creating equitable schools (pp. 117-134) Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education Publishers.

Ballenger, J., & Ninness, S. (2009). Parent involvement: Low-socioeconomic (SES) and ethnic

            minority parents’ struggle for recognition and identity. In P. M. Jenlink & F. H. Townes (Eds.). The struggle for identity in today’s schools: Cultural recognition in a time of increasing diversity (pp. 156-168). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education Publishers.

Shakeshaft, C., Brown, G. Irby, B., Grogan, M., & Ballenger, J. (2007). Increasing gender equity in educational leadership. In S. S. Klein, B. Richardson, D. A. Grayson, L. H. Fox, C Kramarae, D. S. Pollard, & C. A. Dwyer (Eds.) Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education (2nd Ed.) (pp. 103-131). Florence, KY: Taylor & Francis Books. http://www.routledge.com

Ballenger, J. (2004).   The trailblazer: Donnya Stephens. In S. Harris, J. Ballenger, F. H. Townes, C. Carr, & B. Alford (Eds.), (pp. 45-56).  Winning women: Stories of award-winning educators. Lanham, MY: Scarecrow Education.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL (Peer Reviewed)

Ballenger, J. (2007).  How to develop a communications/school-community relations plan. http://cnx.org/content/m14429

  

BOOK REVIEW

Ballenger, J. (2011). Turnaround principals for underperforming schools. Wesleyan Graduate Review, 9(1), 78-79. 

 

PEER REVIEW ARTICLES

Searby, L. J., Ballenger, J., & Tripses, J. (2015). Climbing the ladder, holding the ladder: The mentoring experience in higher education women leaders. Submitted to Advancing Women in Educational Leadership Journal.  Submission date: 2014-08-26 14:04:17. Submission ID: 2014-0555

Ballenger, J., Templeton, N., & Thompson, R. (2014, in progress). Assessing quality elements in a higher education fully online doctoral program: Perceptions of faculty and doctoral students. To be submitted to the Online Journal of Distance Learning. (We plan to publish three articles.)

Kriss, K. G., Ballenger, J., & Arrambide. M. (2014, in progress). Quality versus Quantity in Corporate Marketing of Online Learning.

Ballenger, J. (2014).  Culturally relevant pedagogy: Teacher and administrator’s perceptions.  Journal of Modern Education Review.  Academic Star Publishing Company, 228 East 45t Street, New York, NY 10017 USA. 

Townsend, T., Ivory, G, Acker-Hocevar, M., Ballenger, J., & Place, A. W. (2013, spring). Voices from the Field: What we have learned about instructional leadership. Leadership and Policy in Schools, DOI: 10.1080/15700763.2013.766349

Ballenger, J., & Ninness, S., & McCormick, M. D. (2013). Increasing One’s cultural proficiency. National Forum of Multicultural Issues Journal.

Thompson, R., Templeton, N., & Ballenger, J. (2012). School board presidents and superintendents’ use of transformation leadership to improve student outcomes. National Forum Journal.

Korach, S., Ballenger, J., & Alford, B. (2011). Linking principal preparation to teaching and learning: Lessons learned through a multiple case study. The International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 6(4) ISSN 2155-9635. http://cnx.org/content/m41462/latest/

Ballenger, J. (Summer, 2011). The use of culturally relevant teaching to close the achievement

       gap. INSIGHT Texas Association of School Administrators Professional Journal, 26(10), 19-21.    

Ballenger, J. (2010). Women’s access to higher education Leadership: Cultural and structural barriers.  RWE 36th Annual Fall Conference Proceedings.

Sampson, P., Leonard, J., Ballenger, J., & Coleman, J. C. (2010). Student satisfaction of online courses for educational leadership.  Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 13(3), 1-12.

Bouck, G., Ibarra, H., & Ballenger, J. (2010). Freedom of speech in schools: A basic human right. Learning for Democracy 3(3), 163-183.

Place, A. W., Ballenger, J., Wasonga, T., Piveral, J, & Edmonds, C. (2010). Principals’ perspectives of social justice in public schools. International Journal of Educational Management, 24(6), 531-543.

Ballenger, J., Alford, B., McCune, S., & McCune, D. (2009). Obtaining validation from graduates on a restructured principal preparation program. Journal of School Leadership. 19(5), 533-558. 

Ballenger, J., Harris, S., Tareilo, J., Ninness, S., & Stewart, S. (2009).  Leadership for Social Justice: Voices of Female School Principals. In C. Achilles, B. J. Irby, B. Alford, & G. Perreault (Eds.). Remember our mission: Making education and schools better for students, The 2009 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, (pp. 139-162). Lancaster, PA: Pro Active Publications.

 Ballenger, J., Harris, S., Tareilo, J. Ninness, S., & Stewart, S. (2009). Female principals and their leadership efforts to advance social justice. INSIGHT Texas Association of School Administrators Professional Journal, 24(1) 31-36.

Ballenger, J., Harris, S., Tareilo, J., Ninness, S., & Stewart, S. (2008). Leadership for social justice: Voices of women school principals, (pp. 37-40). Nacogdoches, TX. Faculty Research Academy Publication.

Ballenger, J., Harris, S., Tareilo, J., Ninness, S., & Stewart, S. (2008). Leadership for social justice: Voices of women school principals, (pp. 37-40). Nacogdoches, TX. RWE 35th Annual Fall Conference Proceedings.

Place, A. W., Ballenger, J., Alford, B., Freeman, J., & Blyden, P. (Winter/Spring 2008). Principals’ perceptions of social justice. School Leadership Review, 3(1), 46-56.

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., & Jones, A. (2007, Spring).  Women leaders and spirituality, Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal, 23, 1-11.    

Alford, B., & Ballenger, J. (2006, Fall).  The knowledge base: Actionable research. NCPEA Journal of Educational Leadership, 7(1), 49-55.

Harris, S., Ballenger, J., & Leonard, J. (2004).  Aspiring principal perceptions: Are mentor principals modeling standards-based leadership? Mentoring and Tutoring International Journal, 12(2), 155-172. 

 Ballenger, J. (2003).  Principal’s Use of micro-political strategies to influence teachers’ instructional practices and curriculum content.  A Journal for the Scholar- Practitioner Leader, 1(3), 59-74.

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