Leadership Development Center (LDC)

Faculty Directory

 

Dr. Mark Berends

Mark Berends has written and published extensively on school reforms aimed at schools and classrooms, the effects of family and school changes on student achievement trends for different racial-ethnic groups, and the effects of secondary school tracking on students' cognitive and social development. more ...

 

Dr. Mark Cannon

Professor Cannon's research explores potential barriers to adult learning and ways of overcoming these barriers. He is interested in how self-perceptions affect performance and has examined the impact of positive illusions (inaccurate positive self-perceptions) on learning and task performance. He is also interested in the ability of groups and organizations to capture potential learning from failures. more ...

 

Dr. Ellen Goldring

Ellen Goldring's research interests reside in two main areas. One strand centers on understanding and shaping school reform efforts that connect families, communities, and schools. Much of her other scholarly work focuses on the changing role of school leaders as the organizational contexts for schools become more complex and varied. more ...

 

Dr. James Guthrie

Professor Guthrie is a professor of public policy and education with wide experience in the private sector, in government, with foreign nations and international agencies, in public schools, and in higher education. He holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Stanford University and Oxford Brookes College, and did postdoctoral work at Harvard. more ...

 

Dr. Pearl Sims

Dr. Pearl Sims is the Director of Vanderbilt University's Leadership Development Center, a center devoted to the personal and professional development of public education and social service leaders. Her primary research interest is educational and organizational leadership and in using technology for leadership development. more ...

 

Dr. Marcy Singer-Gabella

Currently, Marcy is a research assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Her areas of specialization are urban school reform, teacher learning and leadership, and curriculum theory, design, and research. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University School of Education. more ...

 

 

Dr. Steve Baum

During the last six years Steve has served as one of the original design team members for the Principal’s Leadership Academy of Nashville. Its initial meetings with the Dean and faculty members established a growing learning community that now exceeds over 100 educators. His administrative experience with process facilitation and previous work with principals, professors, and community members provides a unique understanding of this collaborative effort. more ...

 

Tom Ward

Tom has been a principal, administrator or assistant principal for nearly twenty years. In addition to Hume Fogg, his leadership posts have included executive principal of Hume-Fogg Magnet School, East Literature Magnet School; Metro Schools’ magnet-school administrator, supervising eight magnet schools; and, principal of Meigs Magnet Middle School. Tom earned his M.Ed. at Middle Tennessee State University and his B.S. at Western Kentucky University.

 

 

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