College of Education
Department of Educational Policy Studies
SPRING 2008 NEWSLETTER VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1
Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III
[Nana Baffour Amankwatia II] - “Generous One”
August 22, 1933 — August 13, 2007
"I am a teacher, a psychologist and a historian. As such, I am interested in the aims, the
methods and the content of the socialization processes that we ought to have in place to create
wholeness among our people."
Born in Galveston, Texas on August 22, 1933 to Asa G. Hilliard II and Dr. Lois O. Williams, Dr. Hilliard gradu-
ated from Manual High School (1951) in Denver, Colorado. He received a B.A. from the University of Denver
(1955) and taught in the Denver Public Schools before joining the U.S. Army, where he served as a First Lieuten-
ant, platoon leader and battalion executive officer in the Third Armored Infantry (1955-1957). He later received
his M.A. in Counseling (1961) and Ed.D. in Educational Psychology (1963) from the University of Denver, where
he also taught in the College of Education and in the College of Arts and Sciences in the Honors Program. Dr. Hil-
liard also served on the faculty at San Francisco State University for 18 years. During that time he was a Depart-
ment Chair for two years and Dean of Education for eight years. During his six years in Liberia, West Africa, he
was a consultant to the Peace Corps, Superintendent of Schools in Monrovia and school psychologist.
On September 1, 1980, Dr. Hilliard began his career at Georgia State University as the Fuller E. Callaway Profes-
sor of Urban Education, in the Department of Educational Foundations, which later evolved into the Department of
Educational Policy Studies. As a Callaway Professor, his responsibilities were to conduct interdisciplinary semi-
nars for students and faculty, to initiate, coordinate and disseminate research in urban education, and teach
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Page 2 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY STUDIES
Message From The Chair
Happy New Year to all EPS the department running every department, which has
students, faculty, staff, alumni day, work with faculty and changed the look and feel of
and friends. Thanks to all of students to solve problems and the entire office suite. Thanks
you who worked so hard and interpret procedures, and gen- to all of you for your patience
contributed so much to the de- erally make what we do possi- during this process.
partment in 2007. Our accom- ble.
plishments are remarkable. As we continue to grow in the
EPS faculty members and stu- The demand for our courses quality of our programs and
dents continue to publish peer- continues to grow. There are our scholarly work, may we
reviewed journal articles, more full-time students en- also remember the contribu-
books, edited volumes and book rolled in EPS degree and certi- tions of those who are no
chapters. We also continue to fication programs than ever longer with us. In this issue,
receive funding from state and before. Recent graduates have we honor Dr. Asa Hilliard,
federal agencies to conduct taken positions as faculty or who gave so much to our stu-
research and evaluation in administrators in higher educa- dents, our department, the col-
schools and community organi- tion as well as in a variety of lege and the world. His legacy
zations. In addition, we have state agencies. Many of our challenges us to maintain ex-
Dr. Sheryl Gowen remained active in professional graduates have been promoted cellence in our work, commit-
organizations and have pre- to leadership roles within their ment to urban education, and
sented papers at professional school systems as well. the steadfast belief that all
children can succeed if given
conferences in record numbers. In the spirit of change, we opportunity and encourage-
have finally completed our ment.
Supporting this work are the two-year renovation of the
EPS staff members, who keep
Summer 2007 Osborne, Lynda M.S. Cline, Peter J. M.Ed.
Boozer, William Ph.D. Richards, Ron M.S. George, Janice Ph.D.
Bounds, Damian M.S. Rogers, Sheryl M.S. Haydel, Nia W. Ph.D.
Cole, Debra M.Ed. Ross, Terris R. Ph.D. Johnson, Stacey M.Ed.
Daley, Ruth M.Ed. Ruiz, Amanda M.Ed. Jones, Matielyn M.S.
Davenport, Berkerley M.S. Walpert, Katherine M.S. Mucheck, Judith L. Ph.D.
Dillard, Jeffrey Ed.S Ogan, Laura M.Ed.
Dunn, Jessamine M.S. Fall 2007 Sanders-McMurtry, Kijua Ph.D.
Dunston, Kwame M.Ed. Berry, Jami Ph.D. Smith, Christopher M.S.
Floyd, Joe M.S. Brown, Anne M.S. Trickett, Robert Ed.S
Floyd-Turner, Rhonda M.Ed. Brown, Stephanie M.Ed.
Handy, Mecca M.S. Dillon, Etrenda C. Ph.D.
McKnight, Peter M.Ed. Cassidy, Nicholas M.Ed.
Inside This Issue:
Page 3 … Rave Reviews Page 7 … The Curriculum & Pedagogy Group Page 10 … Spotlight
Page 4 … Remembering Dr. Hilliard Page 8 … Prospectus and Dissertations
Page 6 … Publications & Presentations Page 9 … Internship with the GA Partnership for Excellence...
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 Page 3
Antje Barabasch, an EPS Alumnus ‘06, has accepted a appointed to the Secretariat [AS] Commissioner of Ed. Af-
position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Voca- fairs for the 6th Region of the Organization of African Unity
tional Education and Human Resource Development at the (OAU) World African Diaspora Union (WADU).
University of Magdeburg, Germany.
Richard Lakes was elected chair of the AERA Career and
Deron Boyles was elected Vice-President of the American Technical Education SIG’s annual meeting in New Orleans.
Educational Studies Association, setting up a four-year Lakes is the Proposal Reviewer for the AERA ‘08 Confer-
term during which he will serve as President-Elect. He will ence in New York City: Politics & Education SIG and the
serve as President for 2009-2010. Career Technical Education SIG.
Pamela Gayles, a doctoral student in educational leader- Laura McNeal was selected as a Faculty Fellow for the
ship, was recently accepted as a Barbara Jackson Scholar National Institute on Leadership, Disability and Students
for the National University Council for Educational Ad- Placed at Risk: http://www.uvm.edu/nildspar/about.php. She
ministration. has a Special Ed. Law Curriculum Module posted on the
institute’s national website: http://www.uvm.edu/nildspar/
Sheryl Gowen was nominated to the Board of Directors of
modules.php for distribution to school leaders throughout
the Consortium for Research on Accountability and
the country. Her curriculum module focuses on helping
Teacher Evaluation (CREATE).
school leaders obtain a broader understanding of how to
Joyce E. King was an invited panelist at the 2nd Annual create better educational environments for students with
Symposium on Education at the University of Maryland, disabilities. McNeal was also appointed as a co-editor for
College Park, entitled “Blacks and Latino/as: Critical Dia- the UCEA Review.
logues for Educational Transformation.” She was also
Adinah D. Morgan
of the 2007
Nell Hamilton Trotter Student Leadership Award
Ms. Adinah Dara Morgan, receptionist in EPS, was born on August 22nd, in Atlanta, Georgia. Long-
ing to obtain a head start in higher education, Ms. Morgan participated in Georgia State University ’ s
joint enrollment program at the age of 16. It was this program, combined with the ongoing support of
university administrators, that inspired Ms. Morgan to participate in numerous leadership activities at
Georgia State. These experiences would later serve to broaden her perspective on her community
and the world. Ms. Morgan commends Georgia State University and the University System for "its
ability to provide international perspectives of our world through classes, conferences and programs
that promote cross-cultural study. The knowledge and support that I obtained from the university
community is truly immeasurable.”
Adinah Morgan obtained her Bachelors Degree in political science in the Summer of 2007. An avid
supporter of responsible travel and international human rights, Ms. Morgan is planning to volunteer in
several international service programs before enrolling in graduate school in 2009.
Background on The Nell Hamilton Trotter Student Leadership Award:
Nell Hamilton Trotter served as the first Dean of Women at Georgia State University and served the
university community for nearly 40 years. This award is the highest student leadership honor given
by the university, and it is presented to a student who represents the highest ideals of leadership.
Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III
Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Urban Education
graduate courses in the College of Education. He served on many doctoral and masters committees within the de-
partment and college and had joint appointments in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psy-
chology and Special Education, and Counseling and Psychological Services.
During his tenure, he taught Social and Cultural Foundations of Education during the fall semester and Psychology
of the Inner Child during the spring semester. Both courses were always filled to capacity with students waiting in
line for overflows. In 1999, Dr. Hilliard became very involved with the Urban Teacher Leader Masters in Education
Program (UTL) after teaching a course one semester for the program. He also began mentoring many students
within the program, until his passing.
Dr. Hilliard was a Board Certified Forensic Examiner of both the American Board of Forensic Examiners and the
American Board of Forensic Medicine. He served as lead expert witness in several landmark federal cases on test
validity and bias, including Larry P. v. Wilson Riles in California, Mattie T. v. Holliday in Mississippi, Deborah P.
v. Turlington in Florida, and in two Supreme Court cases, Ayers v. Fordice in Mississippi and Marino v. Ortiz in
New York City. Dr. Hilliard lectured at leading universities and other institutions throughout the world, including
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Geo-
In 2001, Dr. Hilliard was enstooled as Development Chief for Mankranso, Ghana, and given the name Nana Baffour
Amankwatia, II, which means "generous one." Dr. Hilliard spent more than 30 years leading study groups to Egypt
and Ghana, as part of his mission of teaching the truth about the history of Africa and the African Diaspora.
He co-chaired the First National Conference on the Infusion of African and African American Content in the School
Curriculum in Atlanta. He was a founding member and first Vice President of the Association for the Study of Clas-
sical African Civilizations and a founding member of the National Black Child Development Institute. Dr. Hilliard
was also a key advisor for the African Education for Every African Child Conference, held in Mali and sponsored by
the government of Mali.
At the time of his death, Dr. Hilliard was in Egypt to deliver a keynote lecture at the annual conference of the Asso-
ciation for the Study of Classical African Civilization (ASCAC), an organization he helped found. He was also lec-
turing for a study trip led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago.
“My dad was in his favorite place, with his favorite person, our mother, when he died," said his daughter, Robi Hil-
At the August 14, 2007 College of Education Faculty Meeting, Dean Randy Kamphaus stated “it is fitting that we
start our year with a spirit of solemnity and mutual caring at the passing of Dr. Hilliard. I think that doing so gives
testimony to the sense of community that exists in our college, an institutional culture that I wish to maintain.”
He treated everyone as if we were each his special friend and equal. He was a bright warm presence in our world. I
shall miss him greatly but shall take with me always his warmth and his affection. — MaryAnne Gaunt, Associate
Director, Principals Center
Much more than an advisor, he was in many ways a surrogate father whose encouragement was the wind beneath my
wings. I could always count on him to communicate with me as if he were sitting right there in his office at Georgia
State. — Ayanna N. Swain, EPS Doctoral Student
Although the historical information and sources he provided were extremely important, perhaps of more importance
was the framework he provided for thinking about history. — Dr. Hayward Richardson, Assistant Professor, Educa-
continued on page 5
Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III (continued…)
Just asking me how I was doing often sparked intense conversations that would leave me feeling empowered and
proud of my accomplishments. As an African American graduate student, I found his opinions and advice to be in-
dispensable. — Corrie Davis, Research Coordinator
The man who warmed my heart and made me think GSU would be a good place to be because he was here. The
man who taught as he acted and was able to give examples without giving offense. I will miss him dearly. —
Dr. Janice Fournillier, Assistant Professor, Research, Measurement and Statistics
Asa knew the etymology of my name, and he always had a smile and a hello when I saw him. He was a faculty col-
league in several dimensions. — Dr. Philo A. Hutcheson, Associate Professor, Social Foundations
The intersection of Dr. Hilliard’s scholarship and personality is what made him such a fantastic individual. —
Dr. Carlos McCray, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
My favorite thoughts of Asa are the informal conversations we had while sitting on the sofa in his office. I learned
so much from this master teacher. — Dr. Ronda Tighe, Director, Principals Center
In hallway conversations I had with Asa over the years, I found his comments to the point and very insightful. For
example, I once asked him if he could capture the notion of test validity in 25 words or less. He said, “Does the test
differentiate between those people who have the ability purportedly measured by test from those who don’t?” —
Dr. Bill Curlette, Professor of Counseling & Psychological Services.
The following is an excerpt from Dr. Joyce King, the Benjamin E. Mays Chair’s remarks at Dr. Hilliard’s Homego-
ing Celebration at Morehouse College Chapel on August 23, 2007:
He is known to many as “Baba Asa.” We can remember his scholarly legacy with these words from the SACRED
TEACHINGS of IFA, a West African religion:
Truthful human beings are scarce.
Truthful human beings are difficult.
To see a Truthful Babalawo, we shall travel far.
He traveled the world to teach truth.
Ghana’s tradition to carry the chief through the village on
the shoulders of strong young men.
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Publications and Presentations
Attick, D. (2007, Oct.). “Social reconstructionists and the call learned?” Paper presentation at the Annual Conference of
for democratic education and social justice.” Paper presenta- the American Evaluation Association, Baltimore, MD.
tion at the American Educational Studies Association, Cleve-
Freeman, E. (2007, Nov.): “The shifting terrain of urban
education. Value pluralism in charter schools.” Paper pres-
Berry, J. (2007, Nov.). “A study of leadership preparation entation at the University Council for Educational Admini-
through the internship.” Paper presentation at the University stration, Alexandria, VA.
Council for Educational Administration, Alexandria, VA.
Gowen, S.—Presented findings from her 3-year project
Boyles, D. (in press). “A Question of Consumerism: A Reply “Evaluation of Georgia’s 21st Century Community Centers
to Trevor Norris,” Philosophy of Ed. 2007. Urbana, IL: Univ. 2004-2007” to the Child Policy Roundtable—Issues for
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. • (2007, Oct.): (1) 2008 sponsored by the Andrew Young School of Policy
“Historical and critical interpretations of social justice.” (2) Studies.
“Subjectivity and knowers: An argument for Fallibilist democ-
Hutcheson, P.—Recent article in the History of Education
ratic epistemology.” Paper presentations at American Educa-
Quarterly, “Setting the Nation’s Agenda for Higher Ed.: A
tional Studies Association, Cleveland, OH. • Paper/panel ac-
Review of Selected National Commission Reports, 1947-
cepted for AERA, titled “Conservative Foundations and the
2006,” History of Ed. Quarterly 47 (Aug. 07): 359-367. Ar-
Cultural Politics of Curriculum: Fighting the War of Position.”
ticle accepted for Fall ‘07 publication, “Teaching and De-
The panel includes Kathleen DeMarrais, Kristin Buras, and
mocracy: Challenges of the Past, Pathways to the Future,”
Philip Kovacs. Alex Molnar is the respondent. • Paper ac-
Thought and Action. Book review (forthcoming) in the His-
cepted for the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society
tory of Ed. Quarterly, “Shannon H. Wilson, Berea College:
meeting to help in Baton Rouge, LA (Feb. 1-2), titled
An Illustrated History (Lexington, KY: Univ. of Kentucky
“Epistemology and the Politics of Scientific Management and
Accountability: An Argument for Agentic Knowing via Epis-
temic Location.” King, Joyce—Epilogue: Black Education Post-Katrina—
And All Us We Are Not Saved. In L. Tillman (Ed.) Hand-
Boyles, D., Carusi, T., & Attick, D. (in press). “Historical
book of Black Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
and Critical Interpretations of Social Justice,” in Kenneth
Saltman, et al., Handbook on Social Justice in Ed., New York: Lakes, R.D. (in press). “Four Key Themes in Perkins III
Palgrave Reauthorization: A Political Analysis.” Journal of Career &
Technical Education, 23(1). [Review of Kenway, Kraack,
Carusi, T. (2007 Oct.). “The misuse of social justice: How the
and Hickey-Moody, “Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis”]
right maintains a social justice agenda.” Paper presentation at
Studies in Continuing Education (Australia). • (Dec. 07).
the the American Educational Studies Association, Cleveland,
“Workforce Development and CTE Reform in Georgia.”
OH.• Paper presentation at the Southeast Philosophy of Edu-
Conference paper accepted at the Association for Career and
cation Society conference, titled “The Fall and Rise of the
Technical Education Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Public in Public Education: From Hannah Arendt to Jürgen
• (Oct. 07). “Tough Choices or Tough Times: Imperatives in
Workforce Policy.” Conference paper accepted at the
Cutts, Q. (2007, Oct.). “Afrocentricity in education: A liberat- American Educational Studies Association Annual Meeting,
ing paradigm or essentialist practice?” Paper presentation at Cleveland, OH. (2007, Nov.) • Presented “Research Find-
the American Educational Studies Association, Cleveland, ings Related to High School Dropouts and
OH. Career & Technical Education” for a roundtable discussion
at the Child Policy Center of the Andrew Young
Cutts, Q., Fournillier, J., & Gowen, S. (2007, Nov.). “Do
School for Policy Studies.
you see what I see? Do you hear what I hear?: Researcher’s
role and subjectivity in fieldwork evaluation experiences, a Lingle, J., Furlow, C., Gowen, S., & Skelton, S. (2007,
student researcher’s perspective.” Paper presentation at the Nov.). “The application of multi-level modeling in the
Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, evaluation of after-school programs: Linking academic suc-
Baltimore, MD. cess to attendance.” Paper presentation at the Annual Con-
ference of the American Evaluation Association, Baltimore,
Davis, C., Gowen, S., & Skelton, S. (2007, Nov.). “Using
qualitative methods to negotiate racial identity and insider/
outsider status with stakeholders and participants.” Paper pres- McNeal, L. (2007, Nov.). “Urban student perspectives of
entation at the American Educational Studies Association, school leadership revealed.” Paper presentation at the Uni-
Cleveland, OH. versity Council for Educational Administration, Alexandria,
VA.• (2007, Nov.). “Navigating uncharted waters: Leader-
Fournillier, J. & Gowen, S. (2007, Nov.). “Evaluators train
ship in NCLBs reconstitution stage.” Paper presentation at
stakeholders to understand data collection strategies and to use
the University Council for Educational Administration, Al-
data base management systems: What are the lessons to be
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 Page 7
The Curriculum and Peda- these issues in meaningful from institutions across the Whitlock, professor at Kenne-
gogy Group has selected De- ways. In addition, Curricu- country come together for saw State University; and five
catur, Georgia, as the host lum and Pedagogy is highly fireside chats with scholars graduate students from Educa-
site for its 2008 and 2009 committed to supporting the and attend seminars specifi- tional Policy Studies: Chris
annual meetings. Curriculum work of graduate students. cally designed for their inter- Freer, Matthew Robison, Claire
and Pedagogy is a profes- The group offers scholarships ests and needs. Donna Miller, Toni Carusi, and Dawn
sional organization that was to students to attend the con- Breault has been named as Souter. The Curriculum and
established in 1999. In addi- ferences, and supports a men- the site coordinator for the Pedagogy Conference will be
tion to holding annual meet- toring strand where students 2008 and 2009 conferences, an incredible opportunity for
ings, the organization sup- can get meaningful feedback and she is looking forward to faculty and students alike at
ports a journal, The Journal of about their work from schol- working with a dynamic plan- Georgia State. Not only can
Curriculum and Pedagogy, a peer ars at other institutions. The ning committee, which in- individuals present, but they
-reviewed book of annual conference supports graduate cludes Gwen Benson from can also get involved in what
conference papers and two credit experiences, offered in our Dean’s office; Thomas the site committee hopes will
book series. The organiza- conjunction with the annual Van Soelen, Assistant Super- become a city-wide “Educators’
tion is deeply committed to meetings, where students intendent of Curriculum for Day” in downtown Decatur on
issues of social justice in and Decatur City Schools; Eugena October 25, 2008.
around schools and exploring
Are you interested in having a safe place where you can
confront issues met everyday while leading and managing
school communities? A place where you can come together
with other education professionals to grow, laugh, learn and
share dreams and frustrations? If so, the Principals Center
is inviting you to participate in their upcoming February 2008
• Richard Elmore “ Leadership for Achievement ”
• “ L earning and Development Leader ”
For registration, further information and a list
of additional 2008 events, please visit the
Principals Center website at:
Prospectus Defenses Moving Forward Dissertation Defenses
Doug Daugherty (12/13/07) - A Study of the Learning- Nia Woods Haydel (10/23/07) - Working for The Public
Focused School Improvement Model and Its Affect on Good: A Case Study on the Development of a Commu-
Third Grade Reading Scores in a Suburban, Metropolitan nity and Higher Education Partnership. Advisor:
School District. Advisor: Dr. Hayward Richardson Dr. Philo A. Hutcheson
Corrie L. Davis (10/12/07) - Caring Beyond The Bell: A April C. Madden (12/6/07) - Preparation of the Assis-
Qualitative Evaluation of a State-Wide 21st Century tant Principal for the Role of the Principal: An Examina-
Community Learning Centers Program. Advisor: tion of Real Tasks As Compared to the Perceived Ideal
Dr. Jennifer Esposito Tasks. Advisor: Dr. Hayward Richardson
Entrenda C. Dillon (10/17/07) - The Role of Education Judith Lynne Mucheck (10/23/07) - An Exploration of
in The Rise And Fall of Americo-Liberians in Liberia, the Professional Life of Women Faculty Members at a
West Africa. Advisor: Dr. Philo A. Hutcheson Gender-Reconstructed Catholic University. Advisor:
Dr. Philo A. Hutcheson
Sage Doolittle (8/22/07) - Leading in Diverse Schools:
How School Principals are Building Relationships with
Hispanic/Latino Families. Advisor: Dr. Donna Breault
Anthony Dorsey (12/4/07) - The Impact of Using
Scripted Instructional Models on the Professional Sociali-
zation of Novice Teachers. Advisor: Dr. Hayward
Welcome to the 2008 Spring issue of the Department
Leslee Grey (12/4/07) - The Cultural and Pedagogical of Educational Policy Studies Newsletter. Our aim is
Work of Southern Drag Kings: Gender Transgression and to keep you well informed and up‐to‐date with infor‐
Knowledge Production. Advisor: Dr. Susan Talburt mation about topics and issues that you may find
Bettina L. Love (11/19/07) - Don’t Judge A Book by Its
Cover: An Ethnography about Wanting More, Limited The EPS Newsletter will be published twice each
Access, Achievement, Rap Music and Race. Advisor: year: fall and spring semesters.
Dr. Jennifer Esposito
If you have ideas for additional content, suggestions
Walter Preston May (10/24/07) - Student Governance: A or comments for the newsletter, please e‐mail your
Qualitative Study of Leadership in A Student Govern- materials to email@example.com. Deadlines to
ment Association. Advisor: Dr. Philo A. Hutcheson submit materials for each academic school year will
be August 29th (fall publication) and December
Karen Smits (11/13/07) - The Quest to Retain Teachers: 31st (spring publication).
One Urban-Suburban School System’s Story of Teacher
Movement. Advisor: Dr. Eric Freeman
My special thanks to everyone who made contribu‐
tions toward this issue . Your help was greatly ap‐
Rita D. Williams (12/7/07) - Perceptions of Personal
Career Success Among High School-Aged African Ameri-
can Males. Advisor: Dr. Eric Freeman
Internship with the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education was founded in 1990 and today is working
hard to be Georgia's foremost change agent in education. The non-profit, non-partisan
organization consists of business, education, community and government leaders who are focused
on efforts to shape policy and reform education in the state.
We are looking for an enthusiastic intern who wishes to gain experience in and exposure to
educational policy, non-profit management and communications/public relations. The Partnership
offers its interns the chance to work in an intimate environment with a complex network of
businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
• Conduct internet-based research and data collection on a variety of educational policy topics
• Draft content for policy papers and Partnership documents
• Assist with press releases and articles for GPEE publications
• Attend meetings with Partnership staff
• Assist with meetings and/or help manage events dealing with educational policy issues
• Draft communications with/for Partnership leadership
• Interest in Educational Policy, Non-profit Management and/or Public Relations
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Ability to perform independent research on current education issues
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Enthusiasm for a close-knit working environment and ability to juggle priorities in a multi-task en-
vironment while maintaining creativity and a sense of humor!
• Education Background – master’s or doctoral candidates preferred, though consideration will be
given to all applicants
Interns will be given credit for any contributions to published materials. Hours of the position are flexible.
For more information or consideration, please contact:
Susan Walker, Director of Policy & Research
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
Jami Berry — EPS Faculty Member in Educational Leadership
Corrie Davis — Research Coordinator for the BART Project
Congratulations to Sherry Kirby on Congratulations to Tiffany Russell on
the arrival of her first grandchild the arrival of her first baby
James Daniel Sheridan
Miles Addai Russell
November 6, 2007
December 12, 2007
Congratulations to: Donrena Fisher has been promoted to the
position of Administrative Coordinator.
Douglas Davis, Associate Professor of Educational
Leadership, University of Mississippi Ronda Tighe has been promoted to the position
of Executive Director of the Principals Center.
Randall F. Dobbs, Board of Regents, GLISI
Atlanta, GA Tenia Wright has been promoted to the position
of Administrative Coordinator and has assumed
June Van Rooyen, Lincoln University Ms. Van Rooyen’s job responsibilities.
5/12/2008 3-week classes begin.
Classes meet daily (Monday - Friday) for 15 days. Any exceptions will be
noted on the Web per class.
5/21/2008 Last day to withdraw.
Last day to withdraw and possibly receive a “W” for 3-week classes.
5/26/2008 Memorial Day Holiday - University closed (no classes).
6/2/2008 3-week classes end.
6/3/2008 - 6/4/2008 Final exams for 3-week classes.
6/9/2008 Grades for 3-week classes must be submitted via GoSOLAR by 6:00 p.m.
6-week and 7-week classes begin.
6/13/2008 Grades for 3-week classes available for students via GoSOLAR after 5:00
p.m. Official transcripts, including GPA and academic standing, can be
requested on August 12th after 5:00 p.m.
7/1/2008 Midterm for 6-week and 7-week classes.
Last day to withdraw and possibly receive a “W” for 6 and 7-week classes.
7/4/2008 Independence Day Holiday - University closed (no classes).
7/21/2008 6-week classes end.
Make-up day for July 4th Holiday (6-week classes).
7/22/2008 - 7/26/2008 Final exams for 6-week classes.
7/28/2008 7-week classes end.
Make-up day for July 4th holiday (7-week classes).
7/29/2008 - 8/2/2008 Final exams for 7-week classes
8/6/2008 Grades for 6-week and 7-week classes must be submitted via
GoSOLAR by 6:00 p.m.
8/12/2008 Grades for 6-week and 7-week classes available for students via
GoSOLAR after 5:00 p.m.
8/15/2008 Degrees conferred and available on transcript via GoSOLAR
after 5:00 p.m.