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Noal Cochran

Dr. Noal Cochran

Teaching Professor


Dr. Noal Cochran has over 25 years of experience in the fields of education, and mental health. He earned an undergraduate degree in polymer science and holds a Master’s degree in science education, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy; and a Specialist Degree and a PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to his current role, Dr. Cochran has served various school districts as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent. He is also a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive mental health experience in family therapy, crisis management, addiction counseling, and identity formation in teens.

  • Educational Leadership (PHD) - University of Southern Mississippi (2011)
  • EDS - University of Southern Mississippi (2009)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MS) - University of Southern Mississippi (1999)
  • MS - University of Southern Mississippi (1990)
  • BS - University of Southern Mississippi (1988)

EDA 603 Leading Diverse School Populations
EDA 700 Public School Finance
EDA 704 School Community Relations
EDA 710 School Law

  • Educator License
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Educational Leadership, Diversity Education, Use of Personal Narrative, Identity Formation, and Goal Setting