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

Degrees

  • 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

Peer-reviewed Publications

Dolph, D. (in press). School Finance for Principals.Money May Be Green but Financial Policy Should Be Clear: In S.V. Coffin & B.S. Cooper & E. Jeynes (Eds.) $chool Finance Leadership for Excellence. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Dolph, D. (in press). “Challenges and Opportunities for School Improvement: Recommendations for Urban School Principals.” Education and Urban Society.

Dolph, D. (2016)  “To Plan or Not to Plan, That is the Question.” Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.

Dolph, D., Russo, C.J., & Osborne, A.G. (2016). “Show Me the Money: Tips for Managing Successful School Bond and Levy Elections. “Education Law Reporter, Vol. 330, No. 1, 1-7.

Russo, C.J. & Osborne, A.G., & Dolph, D.A. (2015). “Record Keeping for Students with Disabilities.” Education Law Reporter, Vol, 318, No. 2, 661-624.

Young,P., Dolph, D., & Russo, C.J. (2015). “The Impact of Brown v. Board of Education on Student Learning in Public Schools.” International Journal of Educational Reform, Vol. 24, No.4, 335-348.

Kowalski, T.J. & Dolph, D. (2015). “Principal Opinions about the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System.” AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, Vol. 11, No. 4, 4-21.

Kowalski, T.J.& Dolph, D. (2014). “Student Motives for Taking Online Courses in Educational Administration.” Educational Research Quarterly, Vol. 38, Issue 1, 27-42. 

Russo, C.J. & Dolph, D. (2013). “School Nurses: On the Front Line of Keeping Students Healthy.” Education Law Reporter, Vol. 293, No. 1, 9-14.

Dolph, D. (2012). "Magnet Schools: Do Magnet Schools Enhance Student Achievement?" In C.J. Russo (Ed.), Debating Issues in American Education: Alternative Schooling and School Choice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 171-179.

Dolph, D. & Grant, S. (2010). “Practices of Successful School Leaders.” International Journal of Educational Reform, pp. 269-286.

Articles in Professional Journals and Publications

Dolph, D. (2017). “Problem-Solving Tips for School Business Officials.” School Business Affairs, Vol, 83, No. 2, 19-21.

Dolph, D. (2016). “Crisis Plans: Be Prepared.” School Business Affairs, Vol, 82, No. 11, 16-18.

Dolph, D. (2015). “SBOs as Leaders of Change.” School Business Affairs, Vol, 81, No. 9, 16-17.

Dolph, D. & Raisch, C.D. (2013). "Supervision and Evaluation of School Employees." In C.J. Russo (Ed.), Key Legal Issues for Schools: The Ultimate Resource for School Business Officials, 2d Ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Dolph, D. (2013). “Teacher Evaluations and Merit Pay: An Uneasy mix.” School Business Affairs, 14-18.

Dolph, D. & Ilg, T. (2013). "Effective Policy Formation: A New Challenge." In C.J. Russo (Ed.), Key Legal Issues for Schools: The Ultimate Resource for School Business Officials, 2d Ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Dolph, D.A. (May 2012). "Negotiating in School Districts When Times Are Tough," School Business Affairs, 78(5):19-21.

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.

Selected Presentations

Professional Presentations

Nenonene, R.L., Young, P.C., Bowman, C.L., Dolph, D., & Adams, S.H. (October 2016). The Urban Teacher Academy: A Promising Practice that Emphasizes Qualities and Recognizes the Importance of Resiliency for All Students. Presentation at Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organization.

Kowalski, T.J. & Dolph, D. (Nov. 2014). Principal Dispositions Toward the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association.

Kowalski, T.J. & Dolph, D. (Feb. 2014). Applicants’ and Employees’ Motives for Enrolling In Online Leadership Courses: Insights for Superintendents as Employers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of School Administrators.

Dolph, D & Moore, T. (Oct. 2013). The Intersection of Leadership Formation and Skills for Catholic School Educators. The paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio Catholic Education Association

Dolph, D & Moore, T. (July 2013). The Intersection of Leadership Formation and Skills for Catholic School Educators. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Catholic School Summit, University of Dayton

Dolph, D. & Moore, T. (April 2013). The Intersection of Leadership Formation and Skills for Catholic School Educators. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Catholic Education Association Convention.

Dolph, D & Moore, T. (July 2012). The Intersection of Development and Skill.  Paper presented at the annual Catholic Summit, University of Dayton.

Dolph, D & Grant, S. (April 2010). Practices of Successful School Leaders. Presented at the annual meeting of Phi Delta Kappan.

Dolph, D & Grant, S. (Nov. 2008). Practices of Successful School Leaders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio School Boards Association.