Faculty Scholarship & Publications

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David A. Dolph, Ph.D.

Educational Administration

Dolph, D. (in press). School Finance for Principals.Money May Be Green but Financial Policy Should Be Clear: In S.V. Coffin & B.S. Cooper & E. Jeynes (Eds.) $chool Finance Leadership for Excellence. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Dolph, D. (in press). “Challenges and Opportunities for School Improvement: Recommendations for Urban School Principals.” Education and Urban Society.

Dolph, D. (2016)  “To Plan or Not to Plan, That is the Question.” Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.

Dolph, D., Russo, C.J., & Osborne, A.G. (2016). “Show Me the Money: Tips for Managing Successful School Bond and Levy Elections. “Education Law Reporter, Vol. 330, No. 1, 1-7.

Russo, C.J. & Osborne, A.G., & Dolph, D.A. (2015). “Record Keeping for Students with Disabilities.” Education Law Reporter, Vol, 318, No. 2, 661-624.

Young,P., Dolph, D., & Russo, C.J. (2015). “The Impact of Brown v. Board of Education on Student Learning in Public Schools.” International Journal of Educational Reform, Vol. 24, No.4, 335-348.

Kowalski, T.J. & Dolph, D. (2015). “Principal Opinions about the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System.” AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, Vol. 11, No. 4, 4-21.

Kowalski, T.J.& Dolph, D. (2014). “Student Motives for Taking Online Courses in Educational Administration.” Educational Research Quarterly, Vol. 38, Issue 1, 27-42. 

Russo, C.J. & Dolph, D. (2013). “School Nurses: On the Front Line of Keeping Students Healthy.” Education Law Reporter, Vol. 293, No. 1, 9-14.

Dolph, D. (2012). "Magnet Schools: Do Magnet Schools Enhance Student Achievement?" In C.J. Russo (Ed.), Debating Issues in American Education: Alternative Schooling and School Choice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 171-179.

Dolph, D. (2017). “Problem-Solving Tips for School Business Officials.” School Business Affairs, Vol, 83, No. 2, 19-21.

Dolph, D. (2016). “Crisis Plans: Be Prepared.” School Business AffairsVol, 82, No. 11, 16-18.

Dolph, D. (2015). “SBOs as Leaders of Change.” School Business Affairs, Vol, 81, No. 9, 16-17.

Dolph, D. & Raisch, C.D. (2013). "Supervision and Evaluation of School Employees." In C.J. Russo (Ed.), Key Legal Issues for Schools: The Ultimate Resource for School Business Officials, 2d Ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Dolph, D. (2013). “Teacher Evaluations and Merit Pay: An Uneasy mix.” School Business Affairs, 14-18.

Dolph, D. & Ilg, T. (2013). "Effective Policy Formation: A New Challenge." In C.J. Russo (Ed.), Key Legal Issues for Schools: The Ultimate Resource for School Business Officials, 2d Ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Dolph, D.A. (May 2012). "Negotiating in School Districts When Times Are Tough," School Business Affairs, 78(5):19-21.

For items from 2011 and older, visit David A. Dolph's directory profile page.

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Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D.

Educational Administration

Russo, C.J. (in press). “The Supreme Court and Education Law.” School Business   Affairs.

Dolph, D., Russo, C.J., & Smith. L.D. (in press). “Advance planning, foresight eases staff anxiety.” Maintaining Safe Schools.

Russo, C. J., (2017). “Update on Student Vaccinations.” School Business AffairsVol. 83,  No. 2, 30-33.

Russo, C.J. & Osborne, A. (2017, March) “Rules for School Safety.” Education Matters: Secondary, 74-77.

Russo, C.J. (2017, March) “Mixed Blessings: Computer Use in Schools.” Education Matters: Primary, 26-28

Russo, C.J. (2017). “Constituent education, policy development combat gang activity.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 23Issue 2, 6

Russo, C.J. (2017). “Staff training, policy development keys drug prevention efforts.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 23Issue 1, 6.

Russo, C.J. & Osborne, A.G. (2017). “Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities?” School Business AffairsVol. 83,  No. 1, 32-34.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Update on School Searches.” School Business AffairsVol. 82,     No. 11, 33-35.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Tenure Wars: The Litigation Continues.” School Business AffairsVol. 82No. 10, 33-35.

Trunk, D. & Russo, C.J. (2016). “Suicide prevention hinges on partnerships, awareness.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 22Issue 10, 6.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Affirmative Action Returns to the Supreme Court.” School Business AffairsVol. 82No. 8, 33-35.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “ Fair Share Fees, Teacher Unions, and the Supreme Court.” School Business AffairsVol. 82No. 8, 28-32.

Eckes, S.E. & Russo, C.J. (2016). “Equal Access Act: Open to One, Open to All.” Principal LeadershipVol. 17No. 1, 58-59.

Russo, C.J. &  Trunk, D.J. (2016). “Proactive strategy, education combat school hazing.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 22Issue 9, 4.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Safety and security review launches safer school year.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 22Issue 8, 6.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Sexual Harassment in Schools.” School Business AffairsVol. 82No. 6, 33-35, 39.

Russo, C.J. & Kurtz, L. (2016). “School tragedy induces grief counseling, services.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 21Issue 7, 6

Gul, R. & Russo, C.J. (2016). “Meeting the Needs of Student Parents.” School Business AffairsVol. 82No. 5, 37-39.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Supreme Court Preview: Are Changes in the Offing.” School Business AffairsVol. 82No. 4, 35-38.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Staff education, awareness slash sexual harassment risks.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 22Issue 6, 6. Reprinted:  School Law BriefingsVol. 21Issue 2, 3.

Davies, S.C., Russo, C.J., & Demmitt, A. (2016). “Staff training, education heighten concussion awareness.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 22Issue 5, 6.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Mentor Me: Communicating via Social Media.” AMLE (Association for Middle Level Education) MagazineVol. 3No. 8, 38.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act.” School Business AffairsVol. 82No. 3, 35-38.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Staff engagement, feedback enrich safety training.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 22Issue 4, 7.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Bomb threats require immediate, calculated response.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 22Issue 3, 6.

Russo, C.J. & Heath, M. (2016). “Teacher Blogging Redux: Post with Caution.” School Business AffairsVol. 82No. 2, 35-37, 39.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Teacher Unions, the Right-to-Work and Fair Share Agreements: Is Change in the Offing.” School Business AffairsVol. 82No. 1, 37-39.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Education, Awareness Accentuate Alcohol- and Drug-Free Events.” Maintaining Safe SchoolsVol. 22Issue 1, 6.

Trunk, D.J., Russo, C.J., & Osborne, A.G. (in press) “Preventing Tragedies Before they Occur: The Need for Suicide Prevention Programs in Schools.” Education Law Reporter.

Russo, C.J. (in press). “Fisher v. University of Texas Redux and Race-Conscious Admissions Policies: A Never-Ending Saga?” Education Law Journal.

Russo, C.J. (in press). “Can Academic Freedom in Faith-Based Colleges and Universities Survive During the Era of Obergefell? Ave Maria Law Review.

Russo, C.J. & Clarke, P.T. (2016). “Search and Seizure in the Electronic Era: An International Perspective -- Part Two.” Education and Law JournalVol. 26No. 1, 1-19.

Osborne, A.G., & Russo, C.J. (2016). “Reimbursement of Attorney Fees for Stay-Put Orders Under The IDEA.” Education Law Reporter, Vol. 335, No. 2, 519-537.

Ford, D.Y. & Russo, C.J. (2016). “Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners. Historical and Legal Overview of Special Education Overrepresentation: Access and Equity Denied.” Multiple VoicesVol. 16No. 1, 50-57.

Dolph, D., Russo, C.J., & Osborne, A.G. (2016) “Show Me the Money:  Tips for Managing Successful School Bond and Levy Elections.” Education Law Reporter,      Vol. 330No. 1, 1-7.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Can the Every Student Succeeds Act Help All Children to Achieve?” The Journal of School Business Management, Vol. 28, No. 1, 8-17.

Clarke, P.T. & Russo, C.J. (2016) “Search and Seizure in the Electronic Era: An International Perspective - Part One.” Education and Law JournalVol. 25No. 2,       125-157.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Educational Institutions in the Wake of Obergefell v. Hodges: Believers Beware.” Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal. Vol. 2016No. 2, 263-308.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “The Every Student Succeeds Act: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?” Education Law JournalVol. 17No. 2, 95-104.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: Fair Share Fees Survive.” Education Law ReporterVol. 329No. 1, 1-15.

Russo, C.J. (2016). “Board of Education of Westside Community Schools v. Mergens at Twenty-Five: An Update on the Equal Access Act.” Religion & EducationVol. 43,     No. 1, 2-18.

Russo, C.J., & Osborne, A.G. (2016). “School Lockdown Procedures: The Ounce of Prevention Worth the Pound of Cure.” Education Law ReporterVol. 326No. 1, 9-15.

Permuth, S., Silver, S., Mawdsley, R.D., & Russo, C.J. (in press). Religion and Law in Public Schools. Cleveland, OH: Education Law Association (ELA).

For a complete list of his works, visit Charles J. Russo's directory profile page.

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Pamela Cross Young, Ph.D.

Educational Administration

For items from 2011 and older, visit Pamela Cross Young's directory profile page.

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Mary Ziskin, Ph.D.

Educational Administration

Zerquera, D.D., Ziskin M.B., and Torres, V., (April 2016). Faculty Views of “Nontraditional” Students: Aligning Perspectives for Student Success. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice. doi:10.1177/1521025116645109.

Gross, J. P. K., Hossler, D., and Ziskin, M.B. (2015). Institutional merit-based aid and student persistence: A longitudinal analysis. Review of Higher Education, 38 (2), 221-250.

Ziskin, M.B., Fischer, M. A., Torres, V., Player-Sanders, J., and Pellicciotti, M. B. (2014). Working students' perceptions of paying for college: Understanding the connections between financial aid and work. Review of Higher Education 37 (4), 429-467.

Ziskin, M.B.., Lucido, J. A., Gross, J. P. K., Hossler, D., Chung, E., & Torres, V. (2014). The institutional role in student retention: Thinking beyond student characteristics. In D. Hossler & R. Bontrager (Eds.), The handbook for strategic enrollment management (pp. tba). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Ziskin, M.B., Hossler, D., Rabourn, K.E., Cekic, O. (2014). Outcomes-Based Funding: Current Status, Promising Practices and Emerging Trends. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

Dundar, A., Shapiro, D., Yuan, X., Harrell, A., Wild, J., & Ziskin, M.B., (2014, July) Some College, No Degree: A National View of Students with Some College Enrollment, but No Completion(Signature Report No.7). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Dundar, A., Shapiro, D., Ziskin, M.B., Yuan, X., & Harrell, A. (2013, December). Completing college:  A national view of student attainment rates. (Signature Report No.6). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Dundar, A., Shapiro, D., Ziskin, M.B., Chiang, Y., Chen, J., Harrell, A., and Torres, V. (2013). Baccalaureate Attainment: A National View of the Postsecondary Outcomes of Students Who Transfer from Two-Year to Four-Year Institutions (Signature Report No.5). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Lucido, J., Ziskin, M.B., Zerquera, D., Chung, E., Cuellar, M., Torres, V. and Hossler, D. (2012). Securing the future: Retention models in community college (Study of Community College Structures for Student Success, SCCSSS). Reston, VA: The College Board.

Dundar, A., Shapiro, D., Hossler, D., Chen, J., Ziskin, M.B., Park, E. Torres, V., and Chiang, Y. (2012). Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates (Signature Report No.4). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Dundar, A., Shapiro, D., Hossler, D., Chen, J., Zerquera, D., Ziskin, M.B., and Torres, V. (2012). Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions (Signature Report No.3). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Hossler, D., Shapiro, D., Dundar, A., Ziskin, M.B., Chen, J., Zerquera, D., and Torres, V. (2012). Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions (Signature Report No.2). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Ziskin, M.B., Rabourn, K.E., & Hossler, D. (2016, November). Performance-based funding of higher education: Analyses of policy discourse across four case studies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Columbus, OH.

Ziskin, M. B. (2015, February). Critical discourse analysis and communicative pragmatics: Clarifying validity claims in critical ethnography Paper presented at the Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference XXVII, Las Vegas, NV.

Ziskin, M. B., Park, E., Hossler, D., Zerquera, D., & Torres, V. (2014, April). Organizational structures associated with community college student success: Results from a national survey. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Ziskin, M. B., Zerquera, D., & Torres, V. (2013, April). Higher education expenses: A deeper look at debt and how students manage. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Ziskin, M. B., Hossler, D., Lucido, J. A., & Chung, E. (2012, October). Promising Practices & Organizational Structures: Promoting Student Success in Community Colleges. Paper presented at the College Board National Forum, Miami, FL.

Ziskin, M. B. (2012, August). Academic success in classroom practice: AIs’ contributions to enhancing equity, retention and achievement at IU Paper presented at the Campus-wide Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate, Bloomington, IN.

For items from 2011 and older, visit Mary Ziskin's directory profile page.

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