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Name: Bobbi Nicholson
Title: Professor
Office: Leadership Studies @ MUGC
Phone: 304-746-2094
Email: BNicholson@marshall.edu
Expert:
 
Achievements

Creative Works:
 2005. Professional development for principals in the accountability era: An examination of four states’ professional development practices. Charleston, WV: EdVantia.

2004. Narrowing the gaps, broadening the opportunities: A framework for P-20 education in West Virginia. Charleston, WV: Appalachian Educational Laboratory.

2004. E-portfolios for educational leaders: An ISLLC-based self-assessment model. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
 

Research Based:
 
Book Chapters:
(2003). Course Folios: Preparing the Critically Reflective Practitioner One Class at a Time. Chapter in Adult Learning Methods, 2nd edition (Michael Galbraith, Ed.)

(1999). Electronic emeriti: Possibilities for technologically enhanced mentoring. In K. H. Gillespie (Ed.), Innovative Technology Projects in Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

(1999). Using technology in faculty development: Practical examples. In K. H. Gillespie (Ed.), The Impact of Technology on Faculty Development, Life, and Work. New Directions for Teaching and Learning #76. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


 
 
Conference/Paper Presentations:
2008. 21st century school leadership: 1984 or Brave New World? Paper presented to the WV Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Bridgeport, WV, November 20.

2008. Perfect allies: How we learned to stop worrying and love Ayn Rand. Paper presented to the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration. Charleston, WV: October 23-26. With Jeff Green.

2008. Perspectives on technology integration of the Globaloria’s “MyGLife” program. Paper presented to the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration. Charleston, WV: October 23-26. With William Chapman.

2007. Recognition is not realization: Tipping the scales in favor of social justice in pre-service programs. Paper presented to the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Chicago, July 31-August 3.

2007. Re-Imagining equity: The exclusionary properties of merit-based aid. Paper presented to the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration. Kansas City, November 1-4.

2006. Productive reform or pointless routine? The effects of Reading First in rural districts in Appalachia. Paper presented to the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration. Jacksonville, FL, November 1-4. With B. Chapman and L. Hines.

2006. Professional development for school leaders in the accountability era: Assessing the needs of first-year principals. Paper accepted for presentation to the annual meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Lexington, KY, August 1-4. With L. Beck and T. Peterson.

2006. Access denied, opportunity missed: The leadership vacuum in the debate on merit-based student aid. Paper accepted for presentation to the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration. Jacksonville, FL, Nov. 1-4.

2005. Schooling individualism: How public education stifles community and starves democracy. Paper presented to the First Annual 21st Century Conference on Children and the Future. Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, July 26-30.

2004. Alienated labor: Human capital and educator’s work Under No Child Left Behind.
Paper presented to the American Educational Studies Association, Kansas City, MO. November 3-7.

2003. Misguided assumptions, misplaced trust, missed opportunities: The failure of
school intervention practices to create meaningful reform. Paper presented to the American Educational Studies Association, Mexico City. October 30-November 4.

2003. Character education in the post-Kohlbergian environment: Conformity or commitment? Paper presented to the International Conference on Civic Education, New Orleans.
November 16-19. With T. Eagle and A. Gall
2003. Establishing a reflective practice: The role of self-assessment in portfolio-based
administrative programs. Paper presented to the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Sedona, AZ. July 21-24. With P. Toth

2003. Mentoring the Preservice Principal: Sharing the Responsibility for Leadership Preparation. Accepted as paper presentation to annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, April.

2002. Beyond Jefferson: Making the Case for Federal Funding of Public Education. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA. October 31.

2002. The PROMISE Scholarship: Myth, Ideology and the Rhetoric of Meritocracy. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA. November 1.

2002. Still Shedding Their Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate: Student Dissension in an Environment of Fear. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA. November 2.

2002. Responding to the Charge of Irrelevance: Reforming the Field Dimensions of Leadership Preparation. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. April 4.

2001. Can't We Just Keep the Test? Self?assessment and Student Accountability. Annual meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, Jacksonville, FL. November 6-9.

2001. Rubric's Cube: Resisting Standardization, Reliability and Validity in the Development of Assessment Rubrics. Annual meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, Jacksonville, FL. November 6-9.

2001. The Electronic Portfolio as an Alternative Assessment Model for Graduate Education. Annual Meeting of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, North Central Association, Chicago, IL. April 1-3.

2000. A Study of the Satisfaction of Principals With Preservice Preparation. Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, Nashville, TN. November 11-13. (With Dr. Paul Leary)

2000. Congruence of Accreditation Standards in Portfolio Assessment for Educational Leadership Programs. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. April 24-28.

2000. Standards-based Assessment in Educational Leadership Programs. Presentation to the fall meeting of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium, Alexandria, VA. November 12-14.

1999. Portfolio assessment in educational leadership programs. Society for the Integration of Technology in Education, San Antonio, TX, February 3-7.

 
 
Proceedings:
2005. Schooling individualism: How public education stifles community and starves democracy. Proceedings of the First Annual 21st Century Conference on Children and the Future. Corpus Christi: Texas A&M University. In press.

1999.The electronic portfolio in educational leadership programs. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education [CD-ROM]. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
 
 
Refereed Journals:
2008. Social (in)justice properties in merit-based aid. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 12(2), 145-149.

2006. Changes in comprehensive assessment strategies in MA programs. The Electronic AIR. Tallahassee, FL: Association for Institutional Research. (With Leonard Deutsch.) Available http://www.airweb.org/page.asp?page=203

2003. Beyond Jefferson: The rhetoric of meritocracy and the funding of public education.
Educational Foundations 171: 21-40.


2001. Appalachian principals assess the efficacy and appropriateness of their training. Planning and Changing: An Educational Leadership and Policy Journal 32(3&4): 199-213. Normal, IL: Illinois State University Press.

1996. Inconspicuous inequities: The myth of universal access. Technology and Teacher Education Annual, Volume II, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education: 271—275. (Reprinted in Computers in the Social http://www.cssjournal.com/nicholso.html). Available online at http://www.missouri.edu/~rhetnet/vrew/nicholson.html. 4(1996).

1995. The 1994 mid-term election: Significant shift or temporary turmoil? Political Science Quarterly, 98:3, Lund University, Sweden.
 

Professional/Community Based Service:
 
Program Evaluation:
2009: Ohio High School Transformation Initiative, case studies of two large Ohio high schools that were separated into smaller learning academies (for the Knowledge Works Foundation)

2007 - continuing: Globaloria “My GLife” project evaluation in 14 WV schools (continuing through summer 2009, for the Worldwide Workshop Foundation, New York)

2006-2008: 21st Century Leadership Institute evaluation (for the WV Department of Education)

2006: PROMISE Scholarship evaluation (for the WV Higher Education Policy Commission)

2005 - continuing: Principals’ Leadership Academy evaluation (for the WV Center for Professional Development)

2005: P-16/P-20 initiatives nationwide,(for the Appalachian Education Laboratory)

2004: Principals’ professional development practices in 4-state region, summer 2004 (for the Appalachian Education Laboratory)



 

Awards:
 

Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Awawrd, 2004
Marshall University

Outstanding Alumna, 1996
Glenville State College
 

Other Achievements:
 
:
2008: Invited visiting professor, American University, Cairo, Egypt

2004: Invited delegate, 15th Ethics and Educational Leadership Conference
Exeter College, Oxford University, England

2002: Visiting professor, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

2001: Council for International Exchange Fellow, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

2000: Visiting professor, Charles University, Prague, The Czech Republic.

1997: Council for International Exchange Fellow, St. Petersburg and Moscow Universities, Russia.

1996: Fulbright Scholar, Uppsala University, Sweden.
 
 
:
Developer and principal investigator, $46,000 grant from Wallace Foundation "Ventures in Leadership" initiative.
 

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