Judy Jackson May

Associate Professor

School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
505 Education
419-372-7373
Fax: 419-372-8448
judyjac@bgsu.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Educational Administration and Supervision
Bowling Green State University, 1997

M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction
Cleveland State University, 1991

B.S., Communication Disorders
Bowling Green State University, 1983

EXPERIENCE

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Judy Jackson May served in a variety of roles in public education, including that of Multiple Handicap Teacher for Sandusky County, Cleveland Heights, and Gibsonburg Exempted Village School Districts; Principal for Toledo Public Schools and Bowling Green Public Schools; and Director of Elementary Curriculum for Bowling Green City Schools.

Courses Taught

  • EDL 4090: The Organization and Administration of Education
  • EDL 6210: Introduction to Organizational Leadership and Change
  • EDL 6250: School Culture, Instructional Program, and Professional Staff Development
  • EDL 6300: Internship I
  • EDL 7210: Information Management, Evaluation, and Student Service
  • EDLS 7210: Leadership Theories
  • EDL 7220: Diversity of School Communities and Political Dynamics
  • EDLS 7820: Leadership and Adult Development

Research Interest

  • Achievement of urban students
  • Urban leadership
  • Federal and state role in the urban policy development
  • Instructional practices and curriculum development of urban students
  • Parental Role in School Achievement

Publications

May, J.J. (2017) Relationship building: The key to authentic parent engagement. Ohio School Boards Association Journal, 61(1), 36 - 39.

May, J.J. & Sanders, E. (2013). Beyond standardized test scores: An examination of leadership and climate as leading indicators of future success in the transformation of turnaround schools. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research, 9, 42-54.

May, J. J. (2007). The Market-Driven Age of Education: Challenges of Urban School Leadership. Mid-Western Educational
Researcher, 20
(4), 28-34.

May, J. J. (2006) The role of money, race, and politics in the accountability challenge. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching,
and Research, 2
, 39-47.

May, J. J. (2006). The charter school allure: Can traditional schools measure up? Education and Urban Society, 39(1), 19-45.

Zimmerman, J., & May, J.J. (2003). Bridging the gap to improved performance: Principals’ professional development practices. National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Yearbook.

Zimmerman, J. A. & May, J. J. (2003, Spring). Providing effective professional development professional development: What’s holding us back? American Secondary Education Journal, 31(2), 37-47.

May, J.J. (2018). Chalk Talk: A Survival Guide for Beginning Educators. (3rd ed.). Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, Inc

May, J.J. & Sanders, E. (2015) Urban education and leadership: A historical perspective. Handbook on Urban School Leadership. (Muhammed Khalifa, Noelle Witherspoon Arnold, Azadeh F. Osanloo, and Cosette Grant, Eds). (pp. 4 – 20) Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

May, J.J. & Edmond, T. (2011).Chalk Talk: A Survival Guide for Beginning Educators. (2nded.). Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, Inc

May, J. J., & Jorissen, K.T. (2010)."The bumpy road to instructional improvement: Leadership that builds capacity to close the achievement gap in reading." A case study. In K. T. Henson. Supervision: A collaborative approach to instructional improvement. Long Grove, ILL.: Waveland Press.

May, J.J. & Edmond, T. (2008).Chalk Talk: A Survival Guide for Beginning Educators .Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, Inc

May, J. J. (2007) Language: The Gatekeeper of Humanity. Implication of South Africa’s Language in Education Policies. 2007 On-line Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. 34-46.
 

May, J. J., & Jorissen, K.T. (2010)."The bumpy road to instructional improvement: Leadership that builds capacity to close the achievement gap in reading." A case study. In K. T. Henson. Supervision: A collaborative approach to instructional improvement. Long Grove, ILL.: Waveland Press.

May, J. J. (2005). Braving the new world of No Child Left Behind. In C. Fulmer & F. Debowski (Eds.). Crediting the past, challenging the present, and changing the future. (pp. 121 – 131). Lanham, MD: Rowan Littlefield Education.

Zimmerman, J., & May, J. J. (2003). Leading the Learning Community: Professional Development Practices of Building Principals. In F. C. Lunenburg and C. S. Carr (Eds.). Shaping the future: Policy, partnerships, and emerging perspectives (pp. 301- 315). Lanham, ME: Scarecrow Education.

Sanders, E.T.W.S. & May, J. J. (2003, Fall). No Child Left Behind: Perceptions and implications from the trenches. The Harvard Principals’ Center, 5-7.

SELECTED SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Professional Development Workshop: Leadership for the 21 st Century Leadership for International Democratic Education Institute, CIVITAS Africa SACOL: Pietermaritzburg , South Africa . June 2006.

Emergent Teacher Leadership Workshop for South African Teachers on Teacher Leadership for International Democratic Education Institute, CIVITAS Africa Program. Co- presenter Treva Jeffries, November 2005.

Secretary for the Northwest Region Ohio School Boards Association, 2002 - Current.