James Fox, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Educational Administration

ABOUT DR. FOX

Dr. James Fox has many years of executive and administrative leadership experience in the P-12 educational setting. His leadership included accreditation, building expansions, fund-raising, strategic planning, leadership development and many change initiatives. Currently, Dr. Fox is the chief researcher for the Center for Board Behavior Reform. He also is the Vice President of the Mississippi Association of Professors of Educational Leadership (MAPEL). Dr. Fox joined the Department of Educational Research & Administration in 2014. 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Fox, J., Gong, T. and Attoh, P. (2015). The Impact of Principal as Authentic Leader on Teacher Trust in the K-12 Educational Context. Journal of Leadership Studies, 8(4), 6–18. doi: 10.1002/jls.21341

Siers, R., Fox, J., McCormick, K., & Paprzycki, P. (Under Review). Adapting and Adjusting in Professional Development Schools to Positively Impact Pre-Service Efficacy. School-University Partnerships.

Siers, R., Fox, J., McCormick, K., & Gong, T. (Under Review). Mentor Teacher Leadership and Pre-Service Teacher Efficacy During the Internship Practicum in Professional Development Schools. International Journal of Teacher Leadership.

Stephens, M., Fox, J., & Papryzcki, P. (Under Review) Mississippi Merit Pay Pilot Program Analysis: Teacher Beliefs and Comparative Attitude Analysis Between Tested and Non-Tested Subjects, and Title 1 and Non-Title 1 Schools. Economics of Education Review.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Fox, J., & Rouse, S. (2017). Empowering Teacher Leadership in 21st Century Schools. Presented at the 2017 Making Connections Conference: Biloxi, MS

Siers, R., Fox, J., McCormick, K. (2017). Data Driven PDS’s: How Adaptive and Self-Efficacy Can Strengthen the Student Internship Experience. Presented at the 2017 National Association for Professional Development Schools, Annual Conference: Washington, D.C.

Siers, R., Fox, J., McCormick, K., Paprzycki, P. (2017). Adapting and Adjusting in Professional Development Schools to Positively Impact Pre-Service Efficacy. Paper to be presented at the 2017 AERA Annual Conference: San Antonio, TX

 Lee, D. & Fox, J. (2016). Behavioral Governance; Realigning power, politics, and personalities for turning around low performing school boards and districts. Paper presented at the 2016 National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference: Detroit, Michigan.

Fox, J., Siers, R., & McCormick, K. (2016). Mentor Teacher Leadership and Student Intern Efficacy During the Internship Practicum in Professional Development Schools. Paper presented at the 2016 AERA Annual Conference: Washington, D.C.

Siers, R., Fox, J., Finch, M., Casey, E., Conners, K., & McCormick, K. (2015). Servant Leaders: Change Agents Promoting Equity in Professional Development Schools. Paper presented at the 2015 Professional Development Schools National Conference: Atlanta, Georgia.

AWARDS

2016-2017 Innovation in Online Teaching Award (Inaugural Award): The University of Southern Mississippi, Office of the Provost.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Pre-Service Teacher Efficacy & Mentor Leadership

Authentic Leadership

Teacher and Principal Leadership

Board Governance

Personal and Organizational Identification

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL)

International Leadership Association (ILA)

Mississippi Association of Professors of Educational Leadership (MAPEL)

National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS)