Myron Labat, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of EDA Master's Program

EDUCATION:

B.S. in Psychology from Jackson State University

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from The University of Mississippi

Ed.S. in Educational Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi

Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi

 

ABOUT DR. LABAT: 

Dr. Labat has served as both a school counselor and administrator at the secondary level for 12 years before transitioning to The University.  He is a graduate of the Harvard University Art of Leadership Institute as well as a member of the Harvard University Principal Center.  He is also a USM Educational Leadership Fellow. Dr. Labat serves on serval local boards including The Leadership Gulf Coast Board of Trustees. His major research interests are in transforming school culture and counselor/principal relations. 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

McKinney, C., Labat, M., & Labat, C. (in press). Traits possessed by principals who transform school culture in national blue ribbon schools. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal

 

Thibodeaux, A., Labat, M., Lee, D., Labat, C. (accepted). The effects of leadership and high-stakes testing on teacher retention. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.

 

Hansen, J., Labat, M., & Labat, C. (under review). Relationship between teacher perception of positive behavior interventions support and the implementation process. Sage Open

 

Bailey, T., Whitehead, U., & Labat, M., (under review). School counselors’ and administrators’ perspectives of appropriate school counselor roles. Journal of Counseling Research and Practice

 

Labat, M., Whitehead, U., & Labat, C. (2012).  Is School Culture The X Factor In Teacher Retention? Journal of Teaching, Learning, and Research in Educational Leadership Vol. 2 Issue 1

 

Eadens, D.W., Labat, M., Eadens, D. & Labat, C. (In progress). Principal's perceptions of changes in school safety. Manuscript to be submitted for publication.

  

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

McKinney, C., Labat, M., & Labat, C. (2014). Traits possessed by principals who transform school culture in national blue ribbon schools. Allied Academies International Internet Conference, Vol. 16, No. 1

 

Thibodeaux, A., Labat, M., Lee, D., Labat, C. (2014). The effects of leadership and high-stakes testing on teacher retention. Allied Academies International Internet Conference, Vol. 16, No. 1

 

Whitehead, U. & Labat, M. (2012). School Counselors and Principals working together to promote student success. Mississippi Counseling Association Conference, Biloxi, MS

 

Labat, M., Whitehead, U., & Labat, C. (2012).  Is School Culture The X Factor In Teacher Retention? What Administrators must do to retain effective teachers. Academy of Educational Leadership Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

 

Krieger, J., Labat, M. & Whitehead, U.  (2012).  Building Teams and Redesigning Higher Education Curriculum. American Institute of Higher Education International Conference. Williamsburg, VA.

 

Labat, M. and Labat, C. (2012). The 21st Century Principal, School Culture, and High Expectations. Mississippi Association of School Administrators Conference. Jackson, MS 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Academy of Educational Leadership (AEL)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
  • Gulf Coast Education Initiative Consortium (GCEIC)