Lance D. Fusarelli

 

Education:                       

                                             The University of Texas at Austin

                                             Department of Educational Administration

                                             Specialization: Educational Politics & Policy

                                             Ph.D., 1998

 

                                             The University of Texas at Austin

                                             Department of Government

                                             M.A., 1994

                                                               

                                             Case Western Reserve University                                                                                                                      Majors: History, American Studies

                                             B.A., 1988

 

Current Position:

                                             Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

                                             Educational Leadership Program

                                             Department of Educational Research, Leadership, & Policy

                                             North Carolina State University

                             

Research Experience:

 

                                             Policy Analyst/Staff Developer                                8/97-8/98

                                             Charles A. Dana Center

                                             The University of Texas at Austin

 

               Duties: Responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of secondary curriculum reforms in math and science, such as the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, with particular emphasis on program implementation in urban schools.  Also involved in the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills) for Leaders project – responsible for the development and implementation of a professional development program for administrators linking administrator preparation to recent curriculum reforms.  Projects involved extensive consulting with teachers, administrators, and curriculum specialists at the secondary level as well as state-level specialists at the Texas Education Agency.

 

 

Research Assistant                                                       8/94-8/95

                                             Texas Border Schools Initiative

                                             Dept. of Educational Administration                                        

                                             The University of Texas at Austin

                                             Austin, TX 78712

 

               Duties: Responsible for assisting Principal Investigator with a research project on school governance and leadership in effective schools along the Texas border ("Texas Border Schools Initiative").  Project required extensive fieldwork in schools along the border consulting with administrators, teachers, curriculum specialists, parents, and students.  Activities included conducting a pilot study, design of questionnaire, field research design, data collection & analysis, and preparation of the final report.

 

                                             Research Assistant                                                                     9/92-8/94                                                          Educational Productivity Council                          

                                             Dept. of Educational Administration                                                       

                                             The University of Texas at Austin

                                             Austin, TX 78712

                                            

               Duties: Responsible for assisting three professors with research projects on student performance, accountability, and evaluation. Duties included conducting policy analysis and writing research reports.  Projects required consulting with campus principals and teachers in cooperative efforts to improve school performance.

 

 

Previous Teaching Experience:

 

                                             Assistant Professor                                                                     8/98-6/03

                                             Division of Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy

                                             Graduate School of Education

                                             Fordham University

 

               Duties:  Responsible for teaching graduate-level courses in educational leadership and administration.  Also responsible for advising doctoral students, chairing doctoral dissertation committees, serving on university committees, and conducting field research.

 

Adjunct Instructor                                                                      8/95-8/98

                                             Department of Government

                                             Austin Community College

 

               Duties: Responsible for teaching courses in Texas and U.S. Government.  Responsible for creating and grading exams, preparing and teaching daily lessons, and maintaining regular office hours for students.

 

Substitute Teacher                                                                      8/93-8/95

Middle & High School Social Studies

                                             Round Rock Independent School District

                                             Round Rock, TX 78601

 

               Duties: Responsible for teaching social studies at the middle school and high school level.

 

Grants:

 

                              Grant Writer, P.S. 81 (Brooklyn-Bedford Stuyvesant) – responsible for obtaining $250,000 grant to expand natural science, laboratory, and library facilities in an elementary school

 

                              Awarded 2 Fordham University research grants totaling $7,000.

 


Service to Schools:

 

                                             Program Evaluator/Professional Developer, Passaic (NJ) Schools

                                             Program Evaluator, Valley Stream Central HS District (NY)

                                             Program Evaluator, Dobbs Ferry School District (NY)

                                

Publications:  Books

              

Cooper, B. S., Fusarelli, L. D., & Randall, E. V. (2004). Better policies, better schools: Theories and applications. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.        

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (2003). The political dynamics of school choice: Negotiating contested terrain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Cooper, B. S., & Fusarelli, L. D. (Eds.). (2002). The promises and perils facing today’s school superintendent. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

 

Publications:  Articles, Book Chapters & Monographs

 

Bartholomew, S. K., & Fusarelli, L. D. (2003). Reconnecting preparation and practice through the work lives of assistant principals. In F. C. Lunenberg & C. S. Carr (Eds.). Shaping the future: Policy, partnerships, and emerging perspectives (pp. 291-300). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Education.

 

Fusarelli, L. D., Cooper, B. S., & Carella, V. A. (2003). Who will serve? An analysis of superintendent occupational perceptions, career satisfaction, and mobility. Journal of School Leadership, 13(3), 304-327.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (2002). Tightly coupled policy in loosely coupled systems: Institutional capacity and organizational change. Journal of Educational Administration, 40(6), 561-575.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (2002). The political economy of gubernatorial elections: Implications for education policy. Educational Policy, 16(1), 139-160.

 

Fusarelli, L. D., & Petersen, G. J. (2002). Changing times, changing relationships: An exploration of current trends influencing the relationship between superintendents and boards of education. In G. Perreault & F. C. Lunenburg (Eds.). The changing world of school administration (pp. 282-293). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (2002). Charter schools: Implications for teachers and administrators. The Clearing House, 76(1), 20-24.

 

Cooper, B. S., Fusarelli, L. D., Jackson, B. L., & Poster, J. (2002). Is “superintendent preparation” an oxymoron? Analyzing changes in programs, certification, and control. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 1(3), 242-255.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (2002). Texas: Charter schools and the struggle for equity. In S. Vergari (Ed.). The charter school landscape (pp. 175-191). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

 

Natkin, G., Cooper, B., Fusarelli, L. D., Alborano, J., Padilla, A., & Ghosh, S. (2002). Myth of the revolving-door superintendency. The School Administrator, 59(5), 28-31.

 

Fusarelli, L. D., Cooper, B. S., & Carella, V. A. (2002). Dilemmas of the modern superintendency. In B. S. Cooper & L. D. Fusarelli (Eds.). The promises and perils facing today’s school superintendent (pp. 5-20). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

 

Fusarelli, L. D., Cooper, B. S., & Carella, V. A. (2001). Leadership and job satisfaction in the school superintendency. In T. J. Kowalski (Ed.), 21st century challenges for school administrators (pp. 260-271). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (2001). The political construction of accountability: When rhetoric meets reality. Education and Urban Society, 33(2), 157-169.

 

Fusarelli, L. D., & Crawford, J. R. (2001). Introduction: Charter schools and the accountability puzzle. Education and Urban Society, 33(2), 107-112.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (2001). Administrator preparation programs: Reforming again, again, and again. UCEA Review, 62(1), 12-15.

 

Weinberg, L. D., Cooper, B. S., & Fusarelli, L. D. (2000). Education vouchers for religious schools: Legal and social justice perspectives. Religion & Education, 27(1), 34-42.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (2000). Leadership in Latino schools: Challenges for the new millennium. In P. M. Jenlink (Ed.), Marching into a new millennium: Challenges to educational leadership (pp. 228-239). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

 

Cooper, B. S., Fusarelli, L. D., & Carella, V. A. (2000). Career crisis in the school superintendency? The results of a national survey. Arlington, VA: American Association of School Administrators.

 

               Fusarelli, L. D. (2000). Charter schools come to New York: Implications for teachers. Journal of NYACTE, 16, 13-19.

 

Fusarelli, L. D., & Smith, L. (November, 1999). Improving urban schools VIA leadership: Preparing administrators for the new millennium. Journal of School Leadership, 9, 534-551.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (1999). Education is more than numbers: Communitarian leadership of schools for the new millennium. In L. T. Fenwick (Ed.), School leadership: Expanding horizons of the mind and spirit (pp. 97-107). Lancaster, PA: Technomic Publishing Co.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (1999). Reinventing urban education in Texas: Charter schools, smaller schools, and the new institutionalism. Education & Urban Society, 31(2), 214-224.

 

               Fusarelli, L. D. (1999). The politics of school choice in Texas: Implications for New Jersey. NJASA Perspective, 15(2), 21-25.

 

               Fusarelli, L. D., & Cooper, B. S. (1999). Why the NEA and AFT sought to merge--and failed. School Business Affairs, 65(4), 33-38.

 

               Reyes, P., Wagstaff, L. H., & Fusarelli, L. D. (1999). Delta forces: The changing fabric of American society and education. In J. Murphy & K. Seashore-Louis (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Educational Administration (pp. 183-201). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

               Wagstaff, L. H., & Fusarelli, L. D. (1999). Establishing collaborative governance and leadership. In P. Reyes, J. D. Scribner, & A. P. Scribner (Eds.), Lessons from high-performing Hispanic schools: Creating learning communities (pp. 19-35). New York: Teachers College Press.

 

               Fusarelli, L. D. (1997). Innovation by accident: Facilitating classroom discussion. Innovation Abstracts, 19(29), 2.

 

               Scribner, J. D., & Fusarelli, L. D. (1996). Rethinking the nexus between religion and political culture: Implications for educational policy. Education and Urban Society, 28(3), 279-292.

 

               Fusarelli, L. D., & Scribner, J. D. (1996). Religion and political culture: Implications for education research. Politics of Education Bulletin, 23(3-4), 9-11.

 

               Scribner, J. D., Reyes, P., & Fusarelli, L. D. (1995). Educational politics: And the game goes on, pp. 201-212. In J. D. Scribner and D. H. Layton (Eds.), The study of educational politics. London: Falmer Press.

 

               Wagstaff, L. H., & Fusarelli, L. D. (1995). Governance structures in effective schools: A review of the literature. Austin, TX: The Effective Border Research and Development Initiative, The University of Texas.

 

               Fusarelli, L. D., & Mercer, D. (1993). Mobility in the public school system. Monograph, Educational Productivity Council. Publication No. 003. Austin, TX: The University of Texas.

 

Book Reviews:

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (2001). Book review: The case for choice. Book review of The politics of school choice (H. Morken & J. R. Formicola) and Choosing equality: School choice, the constitution, and civil society (J. Viteritti). In Educational Researcher, 30(8), 34-37.

              

Fusarelli, L. D. (2001). Book review: Choosing equality: School choice, the constitution, and civil society (J. Viteritti). In Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 5(2), 261-263.

 

Fusarelli, L. D. (1999). Book review: Charter schools: Another flawed educational reform? (S. Sarason). In Educational Administration Quarterly, 35, 821-826.

 

               Fusarelli, L. D. (1996). Book review: Religion and American education: Rethinking a national dilemma (W. A. Nord). In The Religion & Education Forum, 1(2), 7.

 

Professional Papers:

 

               Superintendent as social scientist (with Bonnie C. Johnson). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 21, 2003. Chicago, IL.

 

When generals (or colonels) become superintendents: Cultural conflict, community, and chaos (with Bonnie C. Johnson). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. November 2, 2002. Pittsburgh, PA.

 

               Is there a crisis in the superintendency? From the perspective of superintendents (with Bruce Cooper and Vincent Carella). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. November 1, 2002. Pittsburgh, PA.

 

The politics of conducting qualitative research on policy elites (with Darleen Opfer). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 5, 2002. New Orleans, LA.

 

Who will serve? An analysis of superintendent mobility, satisfaction, and perceptions of crisis (with Bruce Cooper and Vincent Carella). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 3, 2002. New Orleans, LA.

 

The political economy of gubernatorial elections. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 1, 2002. New Orleans, LA.

 

The political economy of gubernatorial elections: Implications for education policy. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. November 3, 2001. Cincinnati, OH.

 

Changing times, changing relationships: An exploration of the relationship

between superintendents and boards of education (with George Petersen). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. November 3, 2001. Cincinnati, OH.

 

State licensing and superintendent preparation programs (with Bruce Cooper). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. November 2, 2001. Cincinnati, OH

 

               What makes an award winning doctoral dissertation in the politics of education? Participant in panel discussion. Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. November 2, 2001. Cincinnati, OH.

 

Using data and research to reduce the achievement gap (with Ronald Valenti). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New York State School Boards Association. October 20, 2001. Buffalo, NY.

 

Institutional responses to the needs of at-risk students: District and campus perspectives (with Andrea Rorrer). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. November 3, 2000. Albuquerque, NM.

 

The politics of conducting qualitative research on policy elites (with Darleen Opfer). Roundtable presentation at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. November 4, 2000. Albuquerque, NM.

 

Texas: Charter schools and the struggle for equity. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 25, 2000, New Orleans, LA.

 

               Why is the superintendent pipeline clogging up? (with B. S. Cooper and V. Carella). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 27, 2000, New Orleans, LA.

 

               “Time for change: School-wide research, capacity-building and leadership for improvement” (Chair). Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 24, 2000, New Orleans, LA.

 

               “Diversity, responsiveness, and school choice: Lessons from independent and Catholic schools” (Discussant). Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 25, 2000, New Orleans, LA.

 

               Crisis in the future of the superintendency (with B. S. Cooper, V. Carella, and R. H. Holster). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators. March 3, 2000, San Francisco, CA.

              

               “Teacher leadership” (Discussant). Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. October 30, 1999, Minneapolis, MN.

 

The leadership challenge of the new standards: What will it take to get the job done? Workshop presented at the National Principals Leadership Institute, Winter Conference. January 23, 1999, Fordham University.

              

Organizational development of charter schools: Seeking alternative forms of excellence. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. October 31, 1998, St. Louis, MO.

 

               What's to negotiate? Interaction in the absence of dialogue. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration. October 31, 1997, Orlando, FL.

 

               Rethinking the nexus between religion and political culture: Implications for educational policymaking (with Jay D. Scribner). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 8-12, 1996, New York, NY.

 

               Interactive Symposium on “How schools can be successful with students of color (based on research on low-SES, linguistically different, Mexican-American students: School governance)” (with Lonnie Wagstaff). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 8-12, 1996, New York, NY.

 

               Re-inventing urban schools: New directions for educational policy. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators. March 8-10, 1996, San Diego, CA.

 

               “The racial minority paradox: Leadership for learning in communities of diversity” (panel discussion). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration. October, 1995, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

               Educational politics: And the game goes on (with Jay D. & Pedro Reyes). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. April 18-22, 1995, San Francisco, CA.

 

               Governance structures in effective schools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association. January 26-28, 1995, Dallas, TX.

 

               Future research directions in the politics of education (with Jay D. Scribner). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Spring 1994, New Orleans, LA.

 

               Of princes and fiefdoms: Conflict in interagency partnerships (with Julie Laible). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. October 28-31, 1993, Houston, TX.

 

               Site-based management and critical democratic pluralism: An analysis of promises, problems, and possibilities. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. October 28-31, 1993, Houston, TX.

 

               The micropolitical dynamics of restructured schools (with Jay D. Scribner). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators. February 13, 1993, Orlando, FL.

 

Reviewer:

American Educational Research Association

                                             Divisions A & L

Associates for Research on Private Education SIG

Restructuring Public Education SIG

                              Teaching in Educational Administration SIG

                              Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

                              International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

                              Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership

Journal of Curriculum & Supervision

Journal of Research on Christian Education

                              Journal of NYACTE

                              Policy Studies Journal

                              Urban Education

University Council for Educational Administration

National Council of Professors of Educational Administration

Corwin Press

 

Professional Associations:

 

                              American Educational Research Association

                                             Division A – Administration

                                             Division G – Social Context of Education

                                             Division L – Educational Politics & Policy

Associates for Research on Private Education SIG (Co-chair, 1999; Program Chair, 2000)

Co-editor, Private School Monitor (ARPE, 2000-2001)

                              Restructuring Public Education SIG (Treasurer, 2001-2002)

                              School Choice SIG

                              Research on the Superintendency SIG

                              Teaching in Educational Administration SIG

                              Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

                              Metropolitan Council of Educational Administration Programs

                              National Society for the Study of Education

                              Politics of Education Association

                              University Council of Educational Administration

 

Professional Service Activities:

 

Member, Review Board, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 2003

Member, Friday Institute Leadership & Educational Effectiveness Collaboratory, 2003-2004

                              Politics of Education Association (Treasurer, 2001-present)

                              Chair, Division L Nominations Committee for Secretary (2003-2004)

                              Restructuring Public Education SIG (Treasurer, 2001-2002; Program Chair, 2002-2003)

University Council of Educational Administration, Plenum Representative (2001-2003)

                              Co-editor, Private School Monitor (ARPE, 2000-2001)

Associates for Research on Private Education SIG (Co-chair, 1999; Program Chair, 2000)

 

Honors:                             

                                            

Outstanding Dissertation Award – Politics of Education Assoc.

                              Phi Beta Kappa

University Fellow - University of Texas at Austin (highest honor)

                              University of Texas Graduate Fellowship

                              UCEA National Graduate Student Seminar Invitee

                              Who's Who in Education

                              Phi Kappa Phi

                              Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education