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Dr. Chuck Holt

Department Head

Educational Leadership

Office Location: Frank Young Education North, #106

Phone: 903- 886-5598



Dissertations Committee Chair

Newman, Sharon. Teacher perceptions of leadership styles in distinguished title 1 schools and the effect on teacher satisfaction and effort. Successful Defense: October 2014.

Levenue, William. Response to intervention: its effect on leadership and the relationship between regular education and special education. Successful Defense: October 2014.

Duncan, Bradley. A correlational study of bilingual programs to educate English language learners and their results on the fifth grade TAKS reading assessment. Successful Defense: October 2013.

Mathews, Lanny. Factors influencing the establishment and sustainability of professional learning communities: The teacher’s perspective. Successful Defense: February 2014.

Johnston, Jason. Impact of professional development expenditures on student achievement in Texas public schools. Successful Defense: September 2013

Helmer, Brad. Effect of principals’ communication on female elementary school teachers’ perception of morale and student learning. Successful Defense: October 2013

Groppel, Lance. Effect of tax ratification elections on student achievement. Successful Defense: October 2013

Dubus, Lyle. The role of the Texas superintendent in district technology planning. Successful Defense: June 2013

Brownlee, Steven. Identifying research-based teaching strategies in reading to close the achievement gap for low socio-economic children in Texas. Successful Defense: June 2013.

Niven, Scott. The relationship of the Texas school foundation program equity to student performance and socioeconomic status. Successful Defense: October 2012

Dissertations Committiees

Barnes, Dana. A Comparative study of The self-perceived effect on teacher efficacy of participation in a structured or non-structured professional learning community. Successful Defense: October 2014

Blanton, Amy. Motivating and inhibiting factors in assistant principals’ decisions to pursue the principalship. Successful Defense: May 2013

Baird, Michelle. The impact of teacher termination: A study of principals’ perspectives. Successful Defense: 2013

Davis, Stephen. The teacher hiring process: Examining the fit between a prospective hire and an open teaching position. Successful Defense: 2013

Helm, Maricela. The effects of Cscope on student achievement as measured by both TAKS and STAAR test results. Successful Defense: 2013

Williams, Patricia. A phenomenological investigation of secondary teachers who successfully integrated instructional technology into the curriculum. Successful Defense: March 2013

Miley, Jennifer. A quantitative comparative analysis of bilingual and English as a second language programs utilizing the Iowa test of basic skills. Successful Defense: 2013

Hammett, Jennifer. Examining teacher burnout using emotional intelligence quotients: A correlational Study. Successful Defense: 2013

Royle, Jonathan. Administrator perceptions of the achievement gap between African-American students and other subpopulations. Successful Defense: 2013

Delamar, Shawna. Supporting transition of at-risk students through a freshman orientation model. Successful Defense: 2013

Bourke, Katharine. Public secondary school perspectives on teacher hiring: What matters most? Successful Defense: 2012

Allen, Timothy. Predictors of student performance in Grades 7 and 8 mathematics: The correlation between benchmark tests and performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) math tests. Successful Defense: October 2012

Barnes, Stephanie. Factors affecting graduation rates of high school continuers. Successful Defense: October 2012

Franklin, Treva. Do resources matter? An analysis of instructional spending on college readiness indicators in Texas. Successful Defense: September 2012.

Grover, Dennis. The impact of the Malcolm Baldridge Education Criteria for Performance Excellence on eighth grade mathematics TAKS scores for at-risk Students. Successful Defense: March 2012.

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