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John Decman

John Decman, Ed.D

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3548
Email: decman@uhcl.edu
Office:  Bayou Building, Suite 1125

Areas of Expertise

  • Principalship
  • School Improvement
  • Administrator Induction
  • Implications of Federal and State Policy on Administrative Practice


  • Decman, J.M. & Simieou, F, III. (2008). Review of selected dissertations addressing school public relations, administrator communication, and conflict resolution, Journal of School Public Relations, (in press).
  • Decman, J. (2005, Summer). Public relations in rapidly growing suburban school districts: insights from Texas superintendents Bonny Cain and Doug Otto, Journal of School Public Relations, 26 (3), 207-222.
  • Kajs, L.T., Decman, J.M., Cox, C., Willman, E., & Alaniz, R. (2002). Addressing mentor-principals' lifelong learning needs in the preparation of principal candidates. National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) 2002 Yearbook. Langham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Research Projects

  • Principal induction
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring