Gary Schumacher

Gary Schumacher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3631
Email: schumacher@uhcl.edu
Office: B1125-8

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic Planning (Educational Systems Planning)
  • Superintendency 
  • Human Resources
  • School Law 
  • Principalship


Publications

  • Complex teacher evaluation systems can produce negative perceptions (ERS Spectrum)
  • Let's put the human element back into human resources departments (American School Board Journal)
  • Key factors in successful implementation and sustainability of quality improvement efforts in K-12 public education (Journal of Quality and Participation)
  • A principal's dilemma: Instructional leader or manager (International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation)
  • Lean on me: Peer mentoring for novice principals (International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation)
  • A principal's dilemma: Instructional leader or manager. (Academic Leadership Online Journal)
  • Development of research-based protocol aligned to predict high levels of teaching quality (International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation)
  • Laws and responsible practices to address physical assault against teachers (West Education Law Reporter)
  • Leading research and community decision making(Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership)


Research Projects

  • Sustainability of Baldrige Award recipients 
  • Standards-based evaluation models
  • Human resources: hiring and evaluation


Awards and Accomplishments

  • Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year Finalist (2007)
  • President's Award (Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators)
  • Leadership in Learning Award (American Association of School Administrators)