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Primary Emphasis Area: K-12 Administration
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Short Bio
Linda Skrla is professor of educational administration, editor of Educational Administration Quarterly, and Vice President-Elect for Division A of the American Educational Research Association . She has extensive work experience in in public schools as a teacher and administrator. Her research interests focus on school leadership and social justice, feminism, and qualitative research methodology.
Area(s) of Emphasis
Public School Administration
Research Interests
Educational Equity
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Skrla, L., McKenzie, K. & Scheurich, J. (2011). Becoming and equity-oriented change agent. In P. Houston & A. Blankstein (Eds.) Leadership for Social Justice and Democracy in Our Schools. Thousand Oaks: Corwin

2. Skrla, L., McKenzie, K. B., Scheurich, J. J., & Dickerson, K. L. (2011). Home-town values and high accountability: A Texas recipe for district-wide success in an urban school district. Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk (JESPAR), 16(2),137-165

3. McKenzie, K. B., Skrla, L., Scheurich, J. J., Rice, D., & Hawes, D. (2011). Math and science academic success in three large, diverse, urban high schools: A teachers' story. Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk (JESPAR), 16(2), 100-121 *

4. Scheurich, J. J., McKenzie, K. B., & Skrla, L. (2011). The equity road: Five examples of successful reform in urban schools and districts. Journal of Education of Students Placed at Risk, 16(2)

5. Scheurich, J. J., Goddard, R. D., Skrla, L., McKenzie, K. B., & Youngs, P. (2010) The most important research on urban school reform in the past decade? Educational Researcher, 39(9), 665-667

6. Maxwell, G., Scheurich, J. J., & Skrla, L. (2009). Distributed leadership includes staff: One rural custodian as a case. Journal of School Leadership, 19(4)

7. Skrla, L., McKenzie, K. & Scheurich, J. (2009). Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools. Thousand Oaks: Corwin

8. Skrla, L., McKenzie, K., & Scheurich, J. J. (2009). Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

9. *Rorrer, A. K., Skrla, L. & Scheurich, J. J. (2008). Districts as institutional actors in educational reform. Educational Administration Quarterly, 44:3, 307-358 *

10. Skrla, L., McKenzie, K. & Scheurich, J. (May, 2008). Equity Audits: Leadership Tools for Developing Equitable and Excellent Schools. Thousand Oaks: Corwin.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Lezley Lewis (Summer, 2000), Ph.D.
Antoinette Riester (Spring, 2001), Ph.D.
Dawn Hogan (Spring, 2001), Ph.D.
Victoria Pursch (Spring, 2001), Ph.D.
Gerri Maxwell (Fall, 2004), Ph.D.
Jo Ann Bludau (Fall, 2006), Ed.D.
Lucila Duncan (Fall, 2006), Ed.D.
Jennifer Brown (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Sue Webb Page (Fall, 2007), Ed.D.
Andree O. Osagie (Fall, 2007), Ph.D.
Sharon Berry (Spring, 2008), Ed.D
Kenneth Ray Whitt (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Kimberly Lawson (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Christie Whitbeck (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Carlos Rios (Spring, 2012), Ed.D.
Erica Noble (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Courtney Wellmann (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2007 - ). Cambridge Journal of Education

Editorial Board Member (2004 - ). Educational Administration Quarterly

Assoc Editor (2004 - 2006). International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Editorial Board Member (2002 - ). Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership

Co-Editor (2000 - 2004). International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2005). Committee.  David L. Clark Seminar evaluation committee

Professional Leadership/Service (State)

Vice President.  Texas Council of Women School Executives


Jack A. Culberston Award.  Outstanding Jr Professor in Educational Admin Univesity Council for Educational Admin

(2000). Special Contribution Field Ed Research.  The University of Texas at Austin College of Education and the cooperative Superintendency Program

(1999). Outstanding New Faculty. 

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