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Education Policy Studies
Donald J. Willower's
Dissertation Advisees

(NOTE: This list was compiled from the dissertations in Dr. Willower’s office at the time of his death. It may not be a complete listing of all advisees.)


  1. Uzmack, Joseph (1963). High School Students’ Perceptions of the Chief School Administrator.
  2. Heller, Robert William (1964). Informal Organization and Perceptions of the Organizational Climate of the School
  3. Croft, John C. (1964). Open and Closed Mindedness and Perceptions of Leader Behavior.
  4. Hartley, Harry Joseph (1964). Bureaucracy and Local-Cosmopolitan Orientation Examined with Selected Criterion Variables.
  5. Elicker, Jay G. (1965). Frequency of Supervisor-Teacher Interaction and the Performance of First Year Teachers.
  6. Eidell, Terry Lee (1965). The Development and Test of a Measure of the Pupil Control Ideology of Public School Professional Staff Members.
  7. Hoy, Wayne Kolter (1965). Dogmatism and the Pupil Control Ideology of Public School Professional Staff Members.
  8. Dwyer, Francis Michael (1965). An Experimental Evaluation of the Relative Effectiveness of Selected Visual Illustrations in Teaching Science Concepts to College Freshmen.
  9. Verbeke, Maurice G. (1966). The Junior College Academic Dean’s Leadership Behavior as Viewed by Superiors and Faculty.
  10. Landis, Charles Andrew III (1967). Professional Orientation and Pupil Control Ideology of Public School Faculty Members.
  11. Hensel, Austin Ray (1968). Teachers’ Expectations of Successful Change and Perceptions of Organizational Climate.
  12. Cistone, Peter John (1970). Formal Governmental Structures and the School Board-Superintendent Role Relationship.
  13. McNamara, James F. (1970). A Mathematical Programming Model for the Efficient Allocation of Vocational-Technical Education Funds by State Education Agencies to Local School Districts. 
  14. Rexford, Gene Erwin (1970). The Relationship Between Pupil Control Ideology and Observed Verbal Behavior of Selected Secondary Teachers.
  15. Packard, John Sanderson (1971). Pluralistic Ignorance and Pupil Control Ideology.
  16. Brothers, H. Richard (1971). The Adoption and Intraorganizational Diffusion of Electronic Data Processing in Selected School Systems.
  17. McAndrews, John Briggs (1971). Teachers’ Self-Esteem, Pupil Control Ideology, and Attitudinal Conformity to a Perceived Teacher Peer Group Norm.
  18. Guthrie, Harold Duane (1971). Ritualism in School Principals’ Observation Reports of Classroom Teachers.
  19. Yuskiewicz, Vincent Douglas (1971). Pupil Control Ideology and Job Satisfaction of Public School Teachers.
  20. Lichtel, W. Reese (1972). Strength of Local Teachers’ Associations and Distribution of Influence in School Districts.
  21. Jury, Lewis E. (1973). Teacher Self-Actualization and Pupil Control Ideology.
  22. Brown, Lorraine Hayes (1973). Student Socioeconomic Status and Teacher Pupil Control Behavior.
  23. Coldiron, J. Robert (1973). An Investigation of the Utilization of Requested Assessment Information in Pennsylvania School Districts.
  24. Rose, Keith R. (1974). Teachers’ Sense of Power and Pupil Control Ideology and Behavior Congruence.
  25. Estadt, Gernard J. (1974). The Relationship Between the Rule Administration Behavior of the Secondary School Principal and the Pupil Control Behavior of Secondary Teachers.
  26. Gipp, Gerald Ellis (1974). The Relationship of Perceived Community Educational Viewpoints and Pupil Control Ideology Among Teachers.
  27. Pritchett, Wendell (1974). The Relationship Between Teacher Pupil Control Behavior and Student Attitudes Toward School.
  28. Licata, Joseph William (1974). A Study of the Systemic Functions of Student Brinkmanship.
  29. Brenneman, Orr Newton (1974). Teacher Self-Acceptance of Others, and Pupil Control Ideology.
  30. Sweeting, Lurlene M. (1975). Black Students’ Perceptions of Ideal and Actual Teacher Pupil Control Behavior, and Attitudes Regarding Their Teacher and School.
  31. Tippeconnic, John W. (1975). The Relationship Between Teacher Pupil Control Ideology and Elementary Student Attitudes in Navajo Schools.
  32. Salerno, Louis J. (1975). Faculty Informal Structure and Pupil Control Ideology.
  33. DiNunzio, John (1975). The Social Consequences of a Sponsored Innovative Program in an Elementary School.
  34. Volp, Frederick D. (1975). The Machiavellian Orientation of School Superintendents and Perceived Influence on District Policy.
  35. Clemson, Barry Allen (1976). A General Systems Theory of Educational Organizations and Accountability.
  36. Kayden, Michelle Greenberg (1976). Teachers’ Pupil Control Ideology and Classroom Management Behavior.
  37. Magill, William Raymond (1976). Organizational Stress and Charismatic, Rational-Legal and Traditional Leadership Among School Principals.
  38. Heckert, Joseph Wayne (1976). Pupil Control Ideology ? Pupil Control Behavior Congruence and the Job Satisfaction of Public School Teachers.
  39. Noll, Robert Ludwig (1976). Teacher Self-Actualization and Pupil Control Ideology ? Behavior Congruence.
  40. Multhauf. Arleen Patricia (1977). Teacher Pupil Control Ideology and Behavior and Classroom Environmental Robustness.
  41. Forlenza, Vito Albert (1977). The Relationship Between the Congruence of Students’ Perceptions of Ideal and Actual Teacher Pupil Control Behavior and Achievement.
  42. Johnson, Florence DeVida Howard (1977). The Relationship Between Rule Administration, Leadership Behavior and the Sex of Elementary School Principals.
  43. Lawrence, James David (1977). Teacher Perception of Student Threat to Teacher Status and Teacher Pupil Control Ideology.
  44. Blust, Ross S. (1977). Perceived Organizational Press, Personal Ideology and Teacher Pupil Control Behavior.
  45. Spearly, David Joseph (1979). Teacher Inbreeding and Pupil Control Ideology.
  46. Davis, James L. (1979). American Indian Students’ Perceptions of Actual and Ideal Dormitory Aide Pupil Control Behavior, and Students’ Attitudes Regarding Their Dormitory Aides.
  47. Dunkerly, Robert Edward (1979). An Examination of Alternative Explanations for Pluralistic Ignorance Among Teachers.
  48. Primeaux, Angelita Fern (1979). The Relationship Between Pupil Control Ideology, Pupil Control Behavior and the Political Attitudes of Elementary School Teachers.
  49. Long, Jerry N. (1979). Pupil Control Ideology, Executive Professional Leadership and Pluralistic Ignorance in Elementary Schools.
  50. Estep, Linda E. (1979). Teacher Pupil Control Ideology and Behavior and Classroom Environmental Robustness in the Secondary School.
  51. Stoops, Charles Emerson (1980). The Relationship Between Militancy and Pupil Control Ideology Among Public Secondary School Teachers.
  52. Martin, William Joseph (1980). The Managerial Behavior of High School Principals.
  53. Smedley, Stanley R. (1980). Principals’ Pupil Control Behavior and School Environmental Robustness.
  54. Washington, Norman (1981). Teacher Pupil Control Ideology and School Organizational Climate in Open Education and Traditional Elementary Schools.
  55. Brayboy, Larry Ray (1981). Teacher Pupil Control Ideology and Behavior and Principals’ Ratings of Teachers’ Discipline Effectiveness.
  56. Eisenhauer, John E. (1981). Relationship Between Principals’ Perceptions of Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, and Job Robustness.
  57. Baś, Gerald D. (1982) Recollections of Retired School Superintendents About Their Jobs.
  58. Kmetz, John Thomas III (1982). The Behavior of Elementary School Principals.
  59. Cypher, Thomas Willard (1983). Secondary School Teachers’ Work Behavior.
  60. Stetter, Michael W. (1983). Principals’ Perceptions of Teacher Deviance: An Exploratory Study of Threshold Guardianship in the Secondary School.
  61. Williams, Rosemary Haydock (1983). Women School Superintendents on Their Work.
  62. Thaller, Barbara D. (1984). G.H. Mead’s Theory Applied to the Study of Schools as Social Organizations.
  63. Burford, Charles Thomas (1985). The Relationship of Principals’ Sense of Humor and Job Robustness to School Environment.
  64. McDaniel-Hine, Louise C. (1986). Elementary School Teachers’ Work Behavior.
  65. Ziolkowski, George Anthony (1986). Superintendents’ Perceptions of Subordinate Misbehavior: An Exploratory Study of Threshold Guardianship in the Public.
  66. Vadella, Robert J. (1987). Senior High School Principals on Their Work.
  67. Smith, Jonathan Prescott (1988). Organizational Culture in the Secondary School: A Comparative Case Study.
  68. Mateer, Joseph Bruce (1988). The Insight of Willard W. Waller: Implications for Inquiry in Educational Administration.
  69. Napier, Laura Annette (1989). Female High School Principals’ Perceptions of Work Interactions with Males.
  70. Kippeny, Thomas R. (1989). The Importance of Humor and of Peers for School Superintendents.
  71. Pewewardy, Cornel D. (1989). A Study of Perceptions of American Indian High School Students Attending Public School.
  72. Mitchell, J. Thomas (1989). In Search of Organizational Culture: A Case Study of an Excellent High School.
  73. Duffy, Patrick Michael (1992). Classrooms and Their Users: A Conceptual Mapping of Research on the Physical Environment of Schools.
  74. Lonardi, Emilie M. (1992). Motivational Profiles of Top-Rated School Superintendents: Power, Achievement and Affiliation.
  75. Chavez-Wilson, Linda L. (1992). Mentor Teachers on Their Work.
  76. Maginnis, Joseph P. (1992). Decision Making: Superintendents’ Perceptions of Leaving One Superintendency and Choosing Another.
  77. Hart, Delmar R. (1992). Principals’ Organizational Commitment, Teachers’ Perceptions of Principals’ Organizational Commitment, and School Environmental Robustness.
  78. Mateer, Norma H. (1993). Altruism in Teachers: An Exploratory Study.
  79. McCahan, Ronald Dennis (1993). School Superintendents’ Perceptions of the Planning and Construction of a School Facility.
  80. Uncapher, Barbara V. (1993). Men and Women Superintendents’ Perceptions of Their Jobs: An Exploratory Study.
  81. Harris, Mary Martha G. (1994). Principals’ Optimism, Teachers’ Perceptions of Principals’ Optimism, and School Effectiveness.
  82. Nicksick, Catherine Joyce (1994). Female Principals’ Work Perceptions.
  83. Davila, Anabella (1995). Organizational Culture in a Mexican High School: A Case Study.
  84. Uline, Cynthia L. (1995). John Dewey’s Reflective Methods: Implications for Educational Administration as a Moral Practice.
  85. Wang, Xiuwen (1995). Applications of Selected Management Theories in Chinese Educational Administration.
  86. Coleman, Mary Louise (1996). Principals’ Optimism, Teachers’ Perceptions of Principals’ Optimism, and School Environmental Robustness.
  87. Wenzel, Gary C. (1996). Retired School Superintendents on Their Careers.
  88. Wagner, Mike S. (1996). Culture in a Department of Defense Education Activity School.
  89. Foor, Rolland E. (1997). Altruism Among High School Teachers.
  90. Brinson, Kenneth Hill Jnr. (1997). The Impact of the Superintendency on the Spouses and Families of Retired Public School Superintendents.
  91. Ray, Mary Louise (1998). Problem Resolution Strategies of Elementary Principals.
  92. DiLeo, Vincent G. (1999). Long Term School Superintendents’ Perceptions of Factors Contributing to Their Longevity.
  93. Bloom, Kerri Keiser (1999). Regular Education and Special Education Teachers’ and Their Principals’ Perceptions of Organizational Consequences of Teaming.
  94. Bunce, Christine Anne (1999). School Counselors and School Culture.

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