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About Linda E. Skrla

Prior to assuming my role as professor and department chair of Educational Administration and Leadership at the University of Pacific, I spent fifteen years at Texas A&M University in a variety of faculty and administrative roles and before that worked as a middle school and high school teacher and campus and district administrator in Texas public schools.  My research focuses on educational equity issues in school leadership, including accountability policy, high success school districts, and women superintendents.   I am immediate past Vice President of Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), editor of Educational Administration Quarterly, and co-author or co-editor of six books, the most recent of which is Using Equity Audits in the Classroom to Reach and Teach All Students (Corwin Press, 2011). 

I look forward to teaching our master's and doctoral students, to working with our terrific faculty and staff, and to providing leadership for our thriving graduate programs in administration and leadership.  Most of all, I look forward to working in partnership with leaders in the community and state to develop school leaders and to conduct research that will contribute toward the improvement of schooling for all children.

Positions

2012 Present Professor Emerita, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) Department, Texas A & M University - College Station
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2012 Present Professor and Department Chair, Educational Administration and Leadership Department, University of the Pacific Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
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2013 Adjunct Instructor, California State University, Stanislaus
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20062012 Professor, EAHR Department, Texas A & M University - College Station
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20052009 Associate Dean for Research, P-16 Initiatives, and International Programs, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A & M University - College Station
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20032006 Associate Professor, EAHR Department, Texas A & M University - College Station
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19972003 Assistant Professor, EAHR Department, Texas A & M University - College Station
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19941997 Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction, Columbus Independent School District (ISD)
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1997 Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
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19931994 High School Assistant Principal, Columbus Independent School District (ISD)
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19911994 Junior High School Assistant Principal, Dayton Independent School District (ISD)
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19891991 High School English Teacher, Dayton Independent School District (ISD)
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1989 High School English Teacher, Huffman Independent School District (ISD)
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19861988 Junior High School English Teacher, Dayton Independent School District (ISD)
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19831986 Middle School Reading, English, and Math Teacher, Crosby Independent School District (ISD)
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Honors and Awards

  • Jack A. Culbertson Award (Outstanding Junior Professor of Educational Administration) University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) (2001)
  • Outstanding New Faculty Award, College of Education Development Council, Texas A&M University (1998- 1999)
  • Cooperative Superintendency Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin (1995-1997)
  • American Association of University Women Scholarship (1991)

Courses

  • EDUC 293C/393C Women in Educational Leadership
  • EDUC 322 Qualitative Research
  • EDUC 360 Trends, Issues, and the Dynamics of Change
  • EDUC 354 Applied Inquiry II
  • EDUC 356 Applied Inquiry III
  • EDUC 353 Epistemology & Inquiry
  • EDUC 362 Administration of Instructional Programs
  • EDUC 367 Cultural Diversity and Educational Administration
  • EDUC 393F Advanced Qualitative Research

Education

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1997 Ph.D., Education Administration, University of Texas at Austin
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1997 B.B.A., General Business, Sam Houston State University
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1991 M.Ed., Educational Administration, Sam Houston State University
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Contact Information

Phone: 209.946.2686

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Books and Book Chapters (28)

Books and book chapters written or edited by Dr. Linda Skrla.