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Theodore Kaniuka

T. Kaniuka

Ted Kaniuka is an associate professor and assistant chair in the Department of Educational Leadership. Before joining Fayetteville State University in January 2008, Dr.Kaniuka was the Superintendent of Schools for the Pender County Schools from 2004-2007.  He was also an Associate Superintendent for Organizational Improvement for 6 years in the in the Craven County Schools. During his tenure he worked to improve the curriculum and instructional program with many schools and programs achieving both state and national recognition. Prior to his tenure in Craven County Schools he served 2 years as Executive Director for Elementary Education in the Wilson County Schools.  He also served as an elementary principal in Wilson County Schools. Before moving to Wilson County Schools he served as an assistant principal and teacher in the New Hanover County Schools from 1990-1994.  He started is career in education in 1984 working as a classroom teacher in the City of New York's public schools. He has been active in higher education since receiving his doctorate as an adjunct professor of Educational Leadership at East Carolina University. He has made numerous national and international presentations addressing strategic school
improvement, the role of paradigmatic perspectives and change in school-based environments. Read full bio: Ted Kaniuka Bio

Refereed Journal Articles

Powers, S., Kaniuka, T., Cain, B., Phillips, B. (2016). Instructional Talk-Throughs: The Effect of Peer Coaching on Teacher Efficacy. Journal of Research Initiatives, 2(1). http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/

Kaniuka, T., Mullennix, A. (2015). A Case Study: An Investigation of the High School Experience and
College Performance Using Interviews and Latent Growth Curve Modeling. Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research, 1(2). http://journals.uncc.edu/jaepr

Kaniuka, T., Vitale, M., Romance, N. (2015). Are Internal Validity and Systemic Replication Conflicting Perspectives: Implications for Research-Based Knowledge for Decisionmakers. Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, 11(3),141-148.

Kaniuka, T. (2014). Considering district and school factors and their relationship to ACT performance in North Carolina: An examination of the ACT pilot results. International Research Science Network - Education, 2014, 10.

Kaniuka, T., Mizzelle, S. (2013). The relationship between Teacher and Principal perception's of Teacher Working Conditions and Student Performance. Comprehensive Journal of Educational Research, 1(2), 20-29.
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Kaniuka, T.,
Vitale, M. (2013). Making research relevant: An example of aggregating
school-based findings in support of decision-making with implications for
educational leadership. Issues in Educational Research, 23(1).
www.iier.org.au/iier-inf.html

Vitale, M., Kaniuka, T. (2012). Using a Multiple-Baseline Design Framework for Evaluating Instructional Interventions: Implications for the Adoption of Direct Instruction Reading Curricula in Evidence-Based Reform Initiatives. Association for Direct Instruction, 12(1), 25-36.

Kaniuka, T. (2012). Toward an Understanding of How Teachers Change During School Reform: Considerations for Educational Leadership and School Improvement. Journal of Educational Change, 13(3), 327-346. www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10833-012-9184-3.

Kaniuka, T.
(2011). Narrowing the Achievement Gap on a State-Wide Scale: Student Success. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 1(1), 10. www.consortiacademia.org/index.php/ijrse/article/view/35

Kaniuka, T.,
Vickers, M. (2010). Lessons Learned: How Early College High Schools Offer a Pathway For High School Reform. NASSP - Bulletin, 94(3), 165-183. http://bul.sagepub.com/content/94/3.toc

Kaniuka, T. (2010). Reading Achievement, Attitude Toward Reading, and Reading Self-Esteem of Historically Low Achieving Students. Journal of Instructional Psychology,37(2), 184-188.

Vitale, M.,Medland, M., Kaniuka, T. (2010). Implementing Spelling with Morphographs with Above-Average Students in Grade 2: Implications for DI of Comparisons with Demographically-Similar Control Students in Grades 2-3-4-5. Journal of Direct Instruction, 10(1), 17-28.

Kaniuka, T. (2009). NCLB, school-based instructional policy and decision-making: A proposed
research agenda. College Student Journal, 43(3), 787-799.

Vitale, M., Kaniuka, T. (2009). Exploring barriers to the role of corrective reading in systemic school reform: Implications of a three-part investigation. Journal of Direct Instruction, 9(1), 13-33.

Presentations Given

Kaniuka, T., NCARE, Case study of Performance Learning Centers in North Carolina, North Carolina Association of Research in Education, Charlotte, NC. (February 11, 2016).

Kaniuka, T., AERA Annual Conference, Are Internal Validity and Systemic Replication Conflicting
Perspectives: Implications for Research-Based Knowledge for Decisionmakers, American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Il. (April 16, 2015).

Kaniuka, T. (Presenter & Author), Mullennix, A. (Author Only), NCARE Annual Meeting, A Case Study: An Investigation of the High School Experience and College Performance Using Interviews and Latent Growth Curve Modeling, North Carolina Association for Research in Education, Winston Salem NC. (February 13, 2015).

Kaniuka, T. (Presenter & Author), Powers, S. (Presenter & Author), Cain, B. (Author Only), Phillips, B. (Presenter & Author), NCARE Annual Meeting, Instructional Talk-Throughs: The Effect of Peer Coaching on Teacher Efficacy, North Carolina Association for Research in Education, Winston Salem NC. (February 13, 2015).

Kaniuka, T. (Presenter & Author), Vitale, M. (Presenter & Author), Romance, N. (Author Only), SREE Annual Conference, Are Internal Validity and Systemic Replication Conflicting Perspectives: Operational Implications for Utilization of Research-Based Knowledge by Educational Decisionmakers, Washington DC.
(March 6, 2014).

Kaniuka, T., NCARE Annual Conference, Considering district and school factors and their relationship to ACT performance in North Carolina: An examination of the ACT pilot results, NCARE, Greensboro, NC. (February 22, 2014).

Kaniuka, T., AERA Annual Conference, The relationship between high school preparation and success
in college: An investigation of how attending an early college high school is related to success in college, American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (April 28, 2013).

Kaniuka, T. (Presenter & Author), Mizzelle, S. (Presenter & Author), Annual Conference, The Relationship between Teachers' and Principals' Perceptions of the Teacher Working Conditions in North Carolina Elementary Schools and Student Achievement, North Carolina Association for Research in Education, Wilmington, NC. (February 28, 2013).

Kaniuka, T., Annual Conference, An Investigation of the Relationship Between Student Achievement and High School Design: Exploring the Early College High School Model in North Carolina, American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada. (April 17, 2012).

Kaniuka, T., Annual Conference, Making research relevant: An example of aggregating school-based findings in support of decision-making with implications for educational leadership, American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada. (April 15, 2012).

Kaniuka, T., Fayetteville State University - Building a Collaborative Teaching Model, Sustaining Improvement: What participants view as critical, Office of Research Initiatives, Fayetteville State University. (October 25, 2011).

Kaniuka, T., Vitale, M. (Presenter & Author), Romance, N. (Presenter & Author), American Educational Research Association, Some Methodological Enhancements for Assessing School Improvement through Accountability, New Orleans, LA. (April 8, 2011).

Kaniuka, T. (Presenter & Author), Vitale, M. (Presenter & Author), Romance, N. (Presenter & Author), American Educational Research Association, Using Quasi-Experimental Multiple-Baseline Designs as a Framework for Selecting Instructional Interventions: Alternatives to Limitations of Randomized Field Trials in Educational Decision-making, New Orleans LA. (April 8, 2011).

Kaniuka, T., NCARE- Research that Define Practice, Understanding the Early College Model in North
Carolina, NCARE, Charlotte North Carolina. (March 24, 2011).

Kaniuka, T., Second International Conference on Education Research, Lessons Learned: Cross Creek Early College: What We Know so Far, New Orleans, LA. (September 27, 2010).

Kaniuka, T., Second International Conference on Education Research, An Investigation of the Relationship Between Student Achievement and High School Design: Exploring the Early College High School Model in North Carolina Using a Multi-Level Logistic Model, New Orleans, LA. (September 26, 2010).

Kaniuka, T. (Presenter & Author), Early College High Schools, Lessons Learned: What we know so far. Jobs for the Future/Bill and Melinda Gates, Atlanta, GA. (February18, 2010).

Kaniuka, T., UNC-GA University Research Symposium, Cross Creek Early College Program Evaluation,
UNC, Fayetteville State University. (July 9, 2009).

Kaniuka, T., Fayetteville State University Faculty Symposium, Research Methods and Task Stream, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville State University. (May 13, 2009).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research Grant

Funded Grants

Kaniuka, T. (Supporting), Sandhills Regional Educational Consortium - Alternative Principal Licensure, Sponsored by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, State, $5,350,000.00. (January 1, 2011 - August 1, 2014).

Kaniuka, T., The influence of college instructors on the academic achievement of students, Sponsored by Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville State University, $23,467.00. (August 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013).

Lewis, L. (Principal), Kaniuka, T. (Supporting), CCECHS Research and Engagement Project,
Sponsored by North Carolina New Schools Project, State, $19,100.00. (July 1, 2012 - December 30, 2012).

Kaniuka, T. (Principal), Program Evaluation of Cross Creek Early College, Sponsored by Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville State University, $5,000.00. (May 30, 2012).

Lewis, L. (Principal), Kaniuka, T. (Supporting), Development of Demonstration High Schools/Learning
Laboratories in North Carolina, Sponsored by UNCGA/The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, State, $56,860.00. (March 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011).

Kaniuka, T., Improving High School Graduation Rates, Sponsored by North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction, State, $175,000.00. (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010).

Service for Chairperson on Dissertations

Harpe, M. (2010). A Relationship Study on Retention Among Traditional and Non-Traditional Students in Select North Carolina Community Colleges. Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Mizzell, S. (2012). Principal and Teacher Congruence on Teacher Working Conditions Survey and Student Achievement in Elementary Schools. Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Powers, S. (2014). Teacher Self-Efficacy and School Improvement, Department of Educational Leadership.  Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Lowery, V. (2015).  Examining the Effectiveness of Performance Learning Centers in North Carolina through Student Perception and Student Success: Preventing Dropping Out of High School. Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

McKoy, K. (2015). Case Study: The Impact of Economic and Political Changes on a Public Universities Utilization of Indirect Cost Recovery Funds. Unpublished dissertation. Department of Educational Leadership. Fayetteville State University.

Awards and Honors

Department of Educational Leadership Teacher of the Year, Fayetteville State University. (May 5, 2016).

Department of Educational Leadership Teacher of the Year, Fayetteville State University. (April 1, 2012).



 



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