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Dr. James Vornberg

Professor Emeritus

Educational Leadership

Office Location: Frank Young Education North #113B

Phone: 903-886-5962

Email: james.vornberg@tamuc.edu



Publications and Research

Books:

Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2014. Fourteenth Edition, James A. Vornberg and Wes Hickey (eds.) Kendall/Hunt Publishers. (This edition included electronic edition and associated webpages which supplemented the book.)

Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2012. Thirteenth Edition, James A. Vornberg, Wes Hickey, and Art Borgemenke (eds.) Kendall/Hunt Publishers. (This edition included electronic edition and associated webpages which supplemented the book.)

Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2010. Twelfth Edition, James A. Vornberg (ed.) Kendall/Hunt Publishers. Also 1st edition 1989. Second edition 1991. Third edition 1994. Fourth edition 1995, Fifth edition 1996. Sixth edition, 1998, Seventh edition, 2000. Eighth edition, 2002.Ninth edition, 2004. Tenth, 2006. Eleventh, 2008. (This activity that Jim Vornberg originated and continues to lead has offered 80 different Texas colleagues the opportunity to participate in authoring a significant textbook, used by 30 educational leadership programs throughout the state. This book enables these professionals to make a meaningful contribution to the learning of thousands of students in Texas administration, to increase their confidence in writing professionally, and to promote their professorial career—usually in the early stages.

The New School Leader for the 21st Century: the Principal co-author with Edward Seifert. Boston: Scarecrow Press of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group (2002) 598 pp. Third printing 2007. Now is printed on demand.

(This textbook develops the principal’s leadership functions using the Educational Leadership Constituent Council standards that were established nationally to guide the preparation of school administrators in all states. This textbook is used nationally in preparing school principals.) I

nstructors Manual for The New School Leader for the 21st Century: the Principal. co-author with Edward Seifert. Boston: Scarecrow Press of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group (2002) 73 pp.

National and Major State Journals

“Instructional Leaders Bridge the Communication Gap” Instructional Leader, July 2010, 23 (4) pp.6-9. (first author with Shelley Garrett).

“From Walking the Walk to Talking the Talk: A School Superintendent Turns Assistant Professor” AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, Fall 2005, 2 (3) American Association of School Administrators. (co-author with Casey G. Brown).

“Implementing Distance Education: Policies and Procedures” Catalyst for Change, National School Development Council Journal, Fall 2003. (coauthored with Cindy Maris).

“Accountability and High Stakes Testing: Vantage Point of Texas High School Principals and Teachers” Educational Leadership Review, Vol 1. Winter 2001. (co-authored with Robert Hart).

“Establishing Charter Schools: A Policy Study of Texas’s First Year Charter Schools,” Planning and Changing, published 1999, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Senior author with Beverly Rider).

“ESL Programs: Making Them Work,” TEPSA Journal, Summer 1999, No. 59 (co-author with Caroline Alexander). “Trimester Scheduling: A Policy Study of a Restructuring Response,” submitted to The Clearing House. (co-author with Susan Fegraeus).

“How to Administer Student Activities Program,” Tips for Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, October 1998.

Boyter, G., Gates, G., Schroth, G., Vornberg, J., & Thompson, D. (1999). Partnerships for an educational administration department: Questions on which to build. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning [Online], 3 (7), 12 pages. Available: http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~iejll/volume3/boyter.html [1999, February 8].

“State Response to Cultural Diversity: Multi-Cultural Policy and Programs,” Planning and Changing, published 1995, Vol. 25, No. 1 and 2 (co-author with Alane Malone).

“School Reform Movement: Directions in Principal Preparation,” International Journal of Educational Reform (1996). (co-author Whitaker, et al.) 10 10

"Evaluating Principals: New Requirements, Direction for the 90s," NASSP Bulletin, December 1991 (co-author with Cornell Thomas)

"Mentor-Assisted Growth for Principals," Instructional Leader, 1989 (coauthor with Gayle Owen).

"Who's at Risk? There Are Differences in Urban and Suburban School Dropouts," Texas Study of Secondary Education Research Journal, Fall 1989 (co-author).

"Evaluating the Evaluation Process," NASSP Bulletin, May, 1988.

"Meadows Principal Improvement Program," part of a series entitled, "The Internship Revisited" in PSSAS Notes, Vol. 3, No. 2, May, l987, Professors of Secondary School Administration, NASSP.

"The Texas Term Contract Non-Renewal Act: The Impact of the First Year's Implementation," Texas Study of Secondary Education Research Journal, 1984-85 (co-author with Clint Ogilvie).

"Secondary Public School Teachers' Satisfaction with Collective Bargaining," Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, Vol. 13, No. 2, June, 1984. (Co-author with Michael Paschall).

"An Evaluation of the Texas Accreditation-Planning Process," Texas Study of Secondary Education Research Journal, Fall 1983-84. (Co-authored with Martha Turbeville Blake.)

"Taking Inventory of Your Interviewing Techniques," NASSP Bulletin, January, 1983 (co-author Kelsey Lyles). Also reprinted in Best articles book by NASSP.

"A Model for Organizing Your School's Activity Program," NASSP Bulletin, October, 1983 (senior author with V. Gipson, et al.) "A Regional Survey of Student Activity Programs," Texas Study of Secondary Education Research Journal, Spring, 1982.

"Student Activities--What Are the Problems Now," The Clearing House, February, 1983 (senior author with Vance Gipson, et al). Personality Leadership Style and Superintendents' Attitudes Toward Women," Phi Delta Kappan, September, 1983 (co-author with Judy Huffty).

"Auditing the Student Activity Program," NASSP Bulletin, April, 1980. "Principal's Behavior as the Instructional Leader," Texas Study of Secondary Education Research Journal, Spring, 1980. (co-author with Claudia Brooks)

"Inservice Training for Student Activity Sponsors," Catalyst for Change, National School Development Council, Spring, 1979.

"A Moderate Approach to Energy Management," American School and University, August, 1979.

"A Place to Call Their Own," CEFPI Journal, Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, 1978.

"Adolescent Cultural Acquaintance Experiences and Ethnic Groups Attitudes," Adolescence, Winter, 1976, pp. 601-608 (co-author with Robert Grant).

"Side by Side with Other Nationalities," Inter-Ed, Association for Advancement of International Education, Vol. 2, No. 7, October, 1975, p. 7.

"Tips for Overseas Staff Adjustment," Inter-Ed, Association for Advancement of International Education, Vol. 2, No. 6, April, 1975, .

Chapters:

“Systems Theory” (2013) Handbook of Educational Theories. Brown, G. Irby, B., and Lara-Alecio, R. (eds). Information Age Publishing, Charlotte.

“Systemic Approach to Educational Accountability: Balancing National and State Standards, Programs, and Procedures” Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2010. Twelfth Edition.

“Planning, Constructing and Maintaining School Facilities” Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2010. (coauthor with Gary Keep, AIA).

“Systemic Approach to Educational Accountability: Standards, Programs, and Procedures in Texas” Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2008. Eleventh Edition.

“Planning, Developing, Constructing and Maintaining School Facilities” Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2008. (coauthor with Gary Keep, AIA).

“Educational Accountability in Texas,” Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 1989. First-sixth editions, (revised).

“Educational Accountability and Systems in Texas,” Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 Seventh-tenth editions.

“Planning & Management of Educational Facilities,” Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2006. Second-Tenth editions. Coauthored with Mark Vornberg (7-10) and Loren Betz (2-6).

Student Activities in Secondary Schools, 1979, edited; revised, 1982, 1986, 1991, 2000.

"Orientation and Evaluation," Guide for Planning Educational Facilities, Council of Educational Facility Planners International, 1976. Contributor to chapter. 12 

Other Publications:

Book Review of Writing a Successful Thesis or Dissertation. (2010 Nov 30) In Education Review (a multi-lingual journal of book reviews). Gene V. Glass, Editor. (http://edrev.info/reviews/rev1002.pdf).

"Extra Curricular Activities," an article for the Encyclopedia of Educational Administration, edited by Richard Gorton, Oryx Press, 1988.

Instructional Leadership Practices in Reading. Monograph with Michael Sampson. Commerce, Texas: Phi Delta Kappa, East Texas State University Chapter, 1985. (Also in Research in Education, ERIC.)

Model for Student Activities. Commerce, Texas: Phi Delta Kappa, East Texas State University Chapter, 1981 (senior author). (a monograph, Also in Research in Education, ERIC.)

Attitudes of Selected Texas Public School Officials Toward Collective Negotiations. Monograph. Commerce, Texas: East Texas School Study Council, East Texas State University, 1977. Coauthor with Alvin Marson.

"Computer Uses in School Facility Management." Resources in Education, ERIC November, 1976.

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