• I earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati, an M.A. in Educational Studies from the College of Mount St. Joseph, and a B.A. in Communication Arts from Ball State University. Prior to joining the faculty at UNCW, he spent two years at Morehead State University in Kentucky and three years at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, teaching in the Educational Leadership programs. Before moving to Philadelphia, Dr. Hooker was a middle school communications/public speaking teacher and drama coach, a high school language arts teacher, and a K-8 elementary school principal in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, he worked for the Indiana Department of Education as a Curriculum and Staff Development Specialist for seven county school systems in southeastern Indiana.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021-09-01 Reframing educator preparation to collaboratively prepare teachers and administrators: Challenges and advantages.Development and Learning in Organizations.  36. 2021-09-01
    2020-10-01 Shaping the supervision narrative: Innovating teaching and leading to improve STEM instruction.Journal of Educational Supervision.  3:59-74. 2020-10-01
    2019-01-01 Does having a GSA in the School Improve the School Experience for LGBTQ Students?Advances in Global Education and Research.  3:221-234. 2019-01-01
    2018-01-01 Can Gay and Lesbian Educators form Authentic Relationships in their School Communities?Journal of Education, Citizenship & Social Justice.2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 Lesbian & Gay Educators Functioning in Heteronormative Schools.International Journal of Educational Reform.  27:63-85.. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 An action research study of Emotional Intelligence in a rural Appalachian high school.Journal of Teacher Action Research.  4:43-57. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Hiding or Out? Lesbian and gay educators reveal their experiences about their sexual identities in their K-12 schools.Journal of Global Education and Research.  1:35-47.. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Pathway to the superintendency: Boards can take steps to encourage diversity among school leaders.American School Board Journal.  204:50-52.. 2017-01-01
    2015-01-01 Consultation in bullying prevention: An elementary-school case study.School Community Journal.  25:85-112.. 2015-01-01
    2014-01-01 The effects of literacy messages in an educational television program: A content analysis and experiment.NHSA Dialog: The Research-to-Practice Journal for Early Childhood Field.  17. 2014-01-01


    Year Title Altmetric
    2018-01-01 Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and LGBTQ Students: Which One of These Things Doesn’t Belong?.  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.. 136-157. 2018-01-01
    2016-01-01 Creating Digital Safe Spaces for Gender Expression and Sexual Diversity. In Handbook of Research on Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century..  IGI Global. 2016-01-01


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    2019-01-01 Shaping the supervision narrative: Infusing collaboration and reflection in teacher and principal preparation programs.Journal of Educational Supervision.. 2019-01-01


    Research Overview

  • My research areas are social justice issues in K-12 schools, educational policy, school culture, LTBTQ issues in education,.
  • Teaching Overview

  • I enjoy teaching in the Master's of School Administration program. Teaching students how to become effective principals. I also enjoy teaching in the Ed.D. program and developing courses for the Ed.D. program in Educational Administration.
  • Full Name

  • Steven Dale Hooker