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.
  • Selected Publications

    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

  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EDL717L - Field Exper for Leading Change (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • EDL732L - Fld Exp Leadership Spl Prgm (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EDL717 - Leading Change Thru Action Res (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
  • EDL728L - Fld Exp Managemt Learn Organ (Summer 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
  • 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