Positions

Overview

  • Scholarship

    My substantive research agenda focuses on cultural factors underlying leadership processes; organizational behavior from the perspective of individuals, groups and the organization as a whole; and leadership in crisis situations. Understanding the subtleties and nuances of leadership as it is exercised by the prevalent culture, subculture, and counter-culture provides perspective on emerging social structures within organizations. As a former resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina, the experience allowed me to examine crisis leadership and its organizational function in post-disaster recovery efforts. Bridging the knowledge gap between social service agencies and the university community has been a fruitful byproduct of my research endeavors. By bringing together scholars with practitioners much can be learned about the analysis, adaptations of structure, information dissemination, policy initiatives, and leadership required for rapidly-developing crises and eventual community recovery efforts. The qualitative research paradigm is essential to capture the phenomena in humanitarian crisis situations and to assess the effectiveness and appropriateness of leadership practices.

    Service

    My primary service areas within the School of Education are the NCATE Assessment Committee, Faculty Professional Development Committee, Diversity Committee, and Sterne Library Collections Committee. Through field experience requirements associated with courses in the Educational Leadership Program, I work with school leaders to implement effective learning and leadership strategies.

    Personal

    My wife, Sherry, and I have three grown sons. The boys are avid sports enthusiasts just like dad. We enjoy our family gatherings which are always made special by Sherry. A professor of mine ended each class with the words of Socrates, "the unexamined life is not worth living," and these principled words have served me well.
  • Teaching Overview

  • As a university professor I conduct research, provide service to the university, and advance scholarship in both theory and practice. Nurturing the educational process by example, it is my desire to inspire students through leadership that is transformational. Therefore, I believe the classroom to be a collaborative effort, a community of learners, who learn not only content but gain an understanding of cultural context through their interactions. It is my desire build upon research experiences and to implement these findings in my courses. Reflection is an integral part of my teaching which provides an opportunity to examine my pedagogy, best practices, and effectiveness.
  • Teaching Activities

  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL728 - Managemt of the Learning Org (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL728L - Fld Exp Mgmt of Learning Org (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL601 - Foundations of Instr. Ldrshp (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL602 - Fld Exp: Found of Inst Ldrshp (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL727 - Leading the Adult Learn Comm (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL727L - Fld Exp for Leading the ALC (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL601 - Foundations of Instr. Ldrshp (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL601 - Foundations of Instr. Ldrshp (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL602 - Fld Exp: Found of Inst Ldrshp (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL602 - Fld Exp: Found of Inst Ldrshp (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Org Leadershp (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL601 - Foundations of Instr. Ldrshp (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL719 - Mentoring & Coaching Skills (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL719 - Mentoring & Coaching Skills (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL719L - Fld Exp for Mentoring & Coach (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL719L - Fld Exp for Mentoring & Coach (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EDL728 - Managemt of the Learning Organ (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL728L - Fld Exp Managemt Learn Organ (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL727 - Leading the Adult Learn Comm (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL727 - Leading the Adult Learn Comm (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL727L - Fld Exp for Leading the ALC (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL727L - Fld Exp for Leading the ALC (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL719 - Mentoring & Coaching Skills (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL719 - Mentoring & Coaching Skills (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL719 - Mentoring & Coaching Skills (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL719L - Fld Exp for Mentoring & Coach (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL719L - Fld Exp for Mentoring & Coach (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL719L - Fld Exp for Mentoring & Coach (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL727 - Leading the Adult Learn Comm (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL727 - Leading the Adult Learn Comm (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL727 - Leading the Adult Learn Comm (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL727L - Fld Exp for Leading the ALC (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL727L - Fld Exp for Leading the ALC (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL727L - Fld Exp for Leading the ALC (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL719 - Mentoring & Coaching Skills (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL719L - Fld Exp for Mentoring & Coach (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL731 - Law Ethics and Policy (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL731L - Fld Exp Law Ehtics and Policy (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EDL732 - Leadership of Special Prgrm (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL732L - Fld Exp Leadership Spl Prgm (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL727 - Leading the Adult Learn Comm (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL727 - Leading the Adult Learn Comm (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL727 - Leading the Adult Learn Comm (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL727L - Fld Exp for Leading the ALC (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL727L - Fld Exp for Leading the ALC (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL727L - Fld Exp for Leading the ALC (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL728 - Managemt of the Learning Organ (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL731 - Law Ethics and Policy (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL731 - Law Ethics and Policy (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL731L - Fld Exp Law Ehtics and Policy (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL731L - Fld Exp Law Ehtics and Policy (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL756 - Curr Legal Prob in Alabama Edu (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL731 - Law Ethics and Policy (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL731 - Law Ethics and Policy (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL731 - Law Ethics and Policy (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL731L - Fld Exp Law Ehtics and Policy (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL731L - Fld Exp Law Ehtics and Policy (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL731L - Fld Exp Law Ehtics and Policy (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL719 - Mentoring & Coaching Skills (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL719 - Mentoring & Coaching Skills (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL719 - Mentoring & Coaching Skills (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL719L - Fld Exp for Mentoring & Coach (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL719L - Fld Exp for Mentoring & Coach (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL719L - Fld Exp for Mentoring & Coach (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL746 - Practicum Ins Leadership (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EDF708 - Ethical Dilemmas in Educ Admin (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL720 - Field Project Educ Leadership (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL732 - Leadership of Special Prgrm (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL732L - Fld Exp Leadership Spl Prgm (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL770 - Adv Administrative Leadership (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL724 - Educ Leadership Seminar II (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL701 - Org Leadershp and Dec Making I (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL718 - Essen Skills for Organ Leadshp (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL718L - Field Exp for Ess Skills Organ (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL728 - Managemt of the Learning Organ (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL728 - Managemt of the Learning Organ (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL728L - Fld Exp Managemt Learn Organ (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL728L - Fld Exp Managemt Learn Organ (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EDF708 - Ethical Dilemmas in Educ Admin (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL720 - Field Project Educ Leadership (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL720 - Field Project Educ Leadership (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL720 - Field Project Educ Leadership (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL724 - Educ Leadership I Seminar (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL724 - Educ Leadership I Seminar (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDL701 - Org Leadershp and Dec Making I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EDL701 - Org Leadershp and Dec Making I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EDL701 - Org Leadershp and Dec Making I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2002
  • Education Specialist in Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2000
  • Master of Arts in Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Governors State University 1978
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies, Governors State University 1974
  • Full Name

  • Gary Peters