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Linda Wilson-Jones

Wilson-JonesLinda Wilson-Jones, PhD
Professor /Director of Office of Research Initiatives/Chair of Faculty Senate

Educational Background

 BA Psychology/Social Work/Sociology (Mississippi State University, 1995)
 M.S. Community Counseling (Mississippi State University, 1997)
 Ed.S. School Counseling (Mississippi State University, 1998)
 Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Supervision (Jackson State University, 2003)

Dr. Linda Wilson-Jones currently serves as Director: Office of Research Initiatives (ORI) in the School of Education, Editor-in Chief for the Journal of Research Initiatives (JRI), and Chair of the Faculty Senate. Before coming to Fayetteville State University, she was a school and guidance counselor and assistant administrator for Rankin County Schools in Mississippi.  She has taught under-graduate and graduate courses in teacher education and school administration and is a developer of many new and revised courses for the department.  Her instructional delivery is both web-enhanced and online to enhance the learning experience of her students.  Dr. Wilson-Jones serves on numerous committees on the department, school and the university levels. She has taken the leadership role on the Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Governance, Newsletter and Research Journal (Editor-in-Chief), University Core Curriculum, UNC Faculty Assembly, and Advisor to Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society.  She also has notable services outside the university, such as, The City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County Schools, PTA Council, United Way, Women Voters' League and March of Dimes. Dr. Wilson-Jones has publications on the academic achievement of African American males, women in higher education, technology in higher education, and her current research interest is on gender and intra-racism among women in the workforce, especially higher education. Her contributions to the African American Biography Series from Harvard University under the direction of Dr. Henry Louis Gates, continues to be her most valued publications. She researched the distinct lives of two African American Women, Louisa Jacobs and Blanche Armwood revealing their struggles and successes. As the Chair of the Faculty Senate, she has developed a Faculty Handbook website, revised the Faculty Handbook and is instrumental in developing policies on collegiality, collegial grievances, evaluations of deans and chairs. Her most current contribution to the School of Education is the launching of the Journal of Research Initiatives. This is an open-access peer-review journal scheduled to be released August 2013. Visit the Office of Research Initiatives and the Journal of Research Initiatives for additional details.

Selected Publications       (Citations from Google Scholars

Brooks, M., Wilson-Jones, L. (2010). Middle school principals: The relations between gender and years of administrative experience to school's academic growth trends. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal. 27 (4).

Lane, R. J. Bishop, H. L & Wilson-Jones, L. (2005).  Creating an effective strategic plan for the school district.  Journal of Instructional Psychology. Volume 32, 3

Lane-Washington, L., Wilson-Jones, L. (2010). Women superintendents: Challenges, barriers and experiences as senior level leaders. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal. 27(4).

Ratliff, F., Wilson-Jones, L. (2010). North Carolina freshmen academy principals' and counselors' perceptions of the social educational issues impacting students' academic success. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, 27(4).

Wilson-Jones, L. & Caston, M. (December 2004).  Cooperative learning on academic achievement in elementary African American males.  Journal of Instructional Psychology. Volume 31, 4.

Wilson-Jones, L. & Caston, M. (2006). Attitudes of undergraduate education major attitudes' about web-enhanced and traditional instruction at Fayetteville State University. Journal of Instructional Psychology. Volume 33, 2.

Wilson-Jones, L. & Dixon, C. (2007).  Mississippi elementary school counselors' perceptions of character education programs. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision.  Volume 25, 4.

Wilson-Jones, L. & Jones, P. (2005). Pre-adolescent African American males' perceptions of parental involvement and academic achievement. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal. Volume 22, 3.

Wilson-Jones, L., Lander, D., & Thurston, D. (August 2004). Elementary African American males: Factors promoting and inhibiting academic success. The Urban Researcher.

Wilson-Jones, L. (2008). Louisa Jacobs. In The African American national biography (Series Ed.) & Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Evelyn Brooks Higginbothan (Vol. Editors) (Vol. 4, pp. 476-478). Oxford University Press, Inc. New York.

Wilson-Jones, L. (2008).  Blanche Armwood, In The African American national biography (Series Ed.) & Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Evelyn Brooks Higginbothan (Vol. Editors) (Vol. 1, pp.  168-170).Oxford University Press, Inc.  New York.

Wilson-Jones, L. (2011). Undergraduate females' viewpoints on the challenges and barriers associated with majoring in a STEM program at Fayetteville State University. Focus on Colleges, Universities, and Schools. 6(1), 14. www.nationalforum.com/Journals/FOCUS/focus/FOCUS.htm.

Service as Chairperson for Dissertations

Reynolds, T. M.  (2006). An investigation of the relationship between the leadership style and the organizational orientation of selected superintendents in five southern states.  Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations. Fayetteville State University.

Bryant, B. L. (2006).  The relationship between elementary school principals' instructional leadership behaviors and the school's achievement.  Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations. Fayetteville State University.

Purcell, R. P. (2007).  Teachers' Perceptions on the Effects of School Reform on Student Achievement and Teachers' Practices in a North Carolina School District.  Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Hales, M.  (2008). An Examination of North Carolina Public School Superintendents' Perceptions of Women in the Superintendency.  Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership.  Fayetteville State University.

Harris, K. (2008).  African American Male Professors' Perceptions of Best Practices and Challenges of Mentoring Young African American Males in North Carolina.  Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Lane-Washington, L.  (2008). A Comparative Study of Northern and Southern Women Superintendents' Perceptions of Personal and Professional Barriers and Leadership Styles. Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Williams, B. (2008). Students' Perceptions about Parental Involvement and Academic Achievement in a Selected North Carolina Elementary School. Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Applewhite, M. A. (2009). An Investigation of Elementary Teachers' and Principals' Perceptions of Teacher Working Conditions and Academic Achievement in North Carolina.  Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Brooks, M. (2009).  A Study of the Relationship of Leadership Styles, Gender and Years of Experience of Middle School Principals in North Carolina and Growth Trends on the End of Grade Exams.  Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Sanders-Smith, P. (2009).  A Comparative Analysis of Grade Configuration and Academic Achievement among Eastern North Carolina 6-8 and K-8 Schools.  Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Washington, D.W. (2009).  An Investigation of Faculty's Perceptions on Traditional and On-Line Instruction at Post-Secondary Institutions in North Carolina. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Ferguson, M. (2009). A Comparative Analysis of Family Structure and the Academic Achievement of African American Students in Selected North Carolina High Schools. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Ratliff, F. (2009). An investigation of freshman academy principals' and counselors' perceptions of implementation strategies in selected North Carolina schools. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.  

Council, V. (2010). An investigation of teachers' perceptions of cultural leadership and teacher retention in selected North Carolina year-round and traditional elementary schools. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.  

Fenner, S. (2010). Characteristic profiles and low and high achieving African American males in selected North Carolina middle school. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.  

Herring, P. (2010). Historically Black colleges and universities presidents: Personal and professional challenges, career path, and leadership characteristics. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.  

Winters, B. (2010). An Investigation of Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Personal and General Teaching Efficacy Prior to and Following Student Teaching. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.  

Gates-Rice, L. (2011) Principals' Perceptions of Early College High School Models in Selected North Carolina Early College High Schools. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.  

Huddleston, B. (2011). A Comparative Analysis of Eastern Carolina elementary School Principals' Leadership Styles and Behaviors in High and Low Poverty Schools that Met and Did Not Meet Annual Yearly Progress. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.  

Locklear, P. (2011). A Qualitative Study on Educational Leaders' Perceptions of Transition Programs in Selected North Carolina Secondary Schools. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University. 

McCormick, S. D. (2011). North Carolina Elementary Teachers' and School Executives Perceptions of Working Conditions, Leadership Practices, Teacher Morale and School Improvement Planning.  Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

McCoy, S. (2012). A Qualitative Study on Factors Influencing Teacher Retention in the Southeast Region of North Carolina Public Schools. Unpublished dissertation.  Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Coates, P. (2013). North Carolina Schools to Watch:  North Carolina Middle School Teachers' Perceptions of Grading Practices for Student Achievement and the Role of School Leaders in Teacher Support. Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

UNDERGRADUATE

EDUC 310 Foundations of Education
EDUC 330 Educational
EDUC 340 Human Growth and Development

GRADUATE

EDAM 660   Leadership in Educational Organizations
EDAM 680   Internship Part I
EDAM 690   Internship Part II
EDAM 691   Internship Part III
EDAM 698   Computer Usage for School Leaders
EDLE  700   Group Dynamics, Decision Making and People Management
EDLE  708   Organizational Theory and Administrative Behavior
EDLE  710   The Adult Learner
EDLE  711   Emerging Issues in Administration and Supervision
EDLE  722   Qualitative Research
EDLE  740   Dissertation                                                                                                                                                 EDLE  799   Advanced Studies in Organizational Change
EDLE  999   Dissertation-Non- Credit

 

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