David Dolph, Ph.D.

Contact Information

David A. Dolph, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Educational Administration

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • EDA 505 Educational Leadership
  • EDA 507 Internship
  • EDA 509 Supervision and Professional Development
  • EDA 511 Curriculum
  • EDA 555 Community Relations
  • EDA 557 School Finance
  • EDA 626 Staff Personnel
  • EDA 651 School Improvement
  • EDA 655 Principalship
  • EDA 760 District Level Management


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, University of Dayton
  • Ed.S., University of Dayton
  • M.Ed., Xavier University
  • B.S., Education, University of Dayton

Professional Activities

  • Liaison to Dayton Area Superintendent Association (DASA)
  • Liaison to Western Ohio Superintendent and Principal Roundtable
  • Treasurer, Southern Ohio Instructional Technology Association (SOITA)
  • President, University of Dayton Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)

Service Activities

  • EDA Praxis Review Committee
  • EDA Online Committee
  • EDA Futures Committee
  • EDA Vision and Mission Committee
  • EDA Marketing Committee

Research Interests

  • Superintendency
  • Negotiations

Selected Publications

  • Dolph, D.A. (May 2012). "Negotiating in School Districts When Times Are Tough," School Business Affairs, 78(5):19-21. View journal >>
  • Dolph, David, and Pamela Cross Young. (2010). 21st Century Skills: Practices and Considerations. Principal Navigator, pp. 26-27.
  • Dolph, David, and Stephen Grant. (2010). Practices of Successful School Leaders. International Journal of Educational Reform, pp. 269-286.
  • Dolph, David. (2009). From Stalled to Successful: The Art of Negotiations. School Business Affairs, pp. 18-20.
  • Dolph, David. (2008). Boards of Education. Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent, Vol. 1, pp. 111-113.
  • Dolph, David. (2008). Co-Curricular Activities. Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent, Vol. 1, pp.172-174.
  • Dolph, David. (2008). Coming Together: The Pros and Cons of School Consolidation. School Business Affairs, pp.26-28.  
  • Dolph, David. (2008). Extra-Curricular Activities. Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent, Vol. 1, pp. 362-365.
  • Dolph, David. (2008). Fine Tune Your District’s Hiring Process to Meet NCLB Mandates. School Superintendent’s Insider, p. 7.
  • Dolph, David. (2008). Try These Strategies to Win the Battle with Time. School Transportation Leader, p. 9.
  • Young, Pamela Cross, and David Dolph. (2008). The Principal as an Effective Change Agent within a Collaborative Culture. Principal Navigator, pp. 10-12. 
  • Dolph, David. (2007). Playing It Safe in Secondary School Athletic Programs. School Business Affairs, pp. 26-27.
  • Dolph, David. (2007). Real Change Is Real Hard: The Challenge of Transforming School Systems. School Business Affairs, pp. 12-13.
  • Dolph, David. (2007). Self-Management Can Help You Get Control of Your Time. Managing School Business Affairs, p. 6.
  • Ilg, Tim, and David Dolph. (2007). Restoration versus New Construction: How to Make the Right Decision. School Business Affairs, pp. 16-18.  
  • Dolph, David. (2006). Eliminate Power Plays with Interest-Based Bargaining. Managing School Businesss, p. 3.
  • Dolph, David. (2006). Preparation and Planning Will Ensure Your Meetings Are Productive. Managing School Business, p. 6.
  • Dolph, David. (2006). The Levy Process and Your Constituents. School Business Affairs, pp. 30-31.