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Noal Cochran

Dr. Noal Cochran

Teaching Professor


Dr. Noal Cochran has over 30 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 has also worked as 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 609 Transformational Leadership
EDA 700 Public School Finance
EDA 704 School Community Relations
EDA 710 School Law
EDA794 Capstone for EDA Doctoral Students

  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Mississippi Professional Educators
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Educational Leadership, Use of Personal Narrative, Identity Formation, Social/Emotional Wellness for Leaders