Professor Emerita, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
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Other Documents Equity Skills Lamar (PPTX)
Area(s) of Emphasis
Public School Administration
Research Interests
Critical White Studies
Democratic Schooling
Equity and Social Justice
Feminist Studies
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. McKenzie, K. & Locke, L. (2010). On becoming a leader for equity and excellence: It starts with instruction. In S. Horsford (Ed.). New Perspectives in Educational Leadership: Exploring Social, Political, and Community Contexts and Meaning, (pp.47-66.) New York: Peter Lang Publishing

6. McKenzie, K. (2010). Pragmatism or gaming the system?: One school district’s solution to low test scores. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. 12(4), 17-28. DOI: 10.1177/1555458909353184

7. Hernandez, F. & McKenzie, K. (2010). Resisting social justice in leadership preparation programs: Mechanisms that subvert. Special Issue: Critical Components of Preparing Professionals for Social Justice across Three Disciplines: Implications for School Leadership Programs. Journal of Research on Leadership Education. 5(3.2), 48-72

8. 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

9. McKenzie, K. (2009). Emotional abuse of students of color: The hidden inhumanity in our schools. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 2(22), 129-143

10. Skrla, L., McKenzie, K. & Scheurich, J. (2009). Using Equity Audits to Create 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
Twyla Williams (Fall, 2006), Ed.D.
Kathy Ann Attaway (Fall, 2007), Ph.D.
Claudia G. Rodriguez (Fall, 2007), Ph.D.
Jennifer Milam (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Sylvia Reyna (Fall, 2008), Ph.D.
Leslie Ann Locke (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Herbert Schoener (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Alicia Carrillo (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Karee Delyn Gregg (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Assoc Editor (2011 - ). Education Administration Quarterly

Co-Editor (2011 - ). International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Editorial Board Member (2006 - ). Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership

Professional Leadership/Service (State)

(1993). Chair.  State textbook committee for supplemental readers


(2005). Academic Keys Whos Who in Education. 

(2002). Dissertation nominee/ dissertation of the year.  Nominated for American Educational Research Association Outstanding Dissertation of the Year

(2002). Participant.  U of Pittsburg Institute for Learning Wallace-Readers' Digest Think Tank

(2001). National competition.  1/30 doctoral students selected in national competition to participate in the graduate student seminar at the university council of educational administration

(2000). Texas reading leader.  Governor's reading initiative to train and mentor other principals in reading instruction

(1997). Recipient of principals "A" honor roll.  New Jersey Writing Project in Texas

(1996). Judge.  National Council of Teachers of English Promising young writers' program

(1993). Judge.  National Council of Teachers of English Promising young writers' program

(1992). Teacher of the year nominee.  Round Rock ISD

(1988-1991). Teacher of the year nominee.  Alief ISD

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