Suzanne Franco, Ed.D.

Department:
Leadership Studies in Educ
Title:
Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program
Address:
Allyn Hall 455, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Welcome to my home page. 

Currently I am actively involved in providing program evaluation and school improvement support to K12 and higher education institutions in Ohio. I usually teach graduate students courses such as Research Methods, Literature Review, or other classes related to creating and defending theses and dissertations. I take great pride in assisting students achieve a goal to which they aspire. 

 

Curriculum Vitae: 
Education History: 

Institution

Concentration

Degree/Date

 

 

 

University of Cincinnati

Urban Educational Leadership

Ed.D. / 2006

University of Cincinnati

Educational Administration

M.Ed. / 2003

Rutgers University

Statistics

M.S. / 1976

University of Cincinnati

Latin and Greek

M.A. / 1972

University of Southern Mississippi

Mathematics/Latin

B. A. / 1971

 

Academics

Service: 

 

Committee Service

 

 

 

University-Level Committee(s)

Position

Dates

 

Graduate Council

Grad Council Chair Curriculum Comm.

Member

Chair

 

2011 - 2014

2012 - 2013

 

Wright State University Research Comm.

Member

 

2007 – 2010

 

Higher Learning Commission Comm.

 

Member

2013 - present

College-Level Committee(s)

Position

Dates

 

African American Endorsement (CEHS)

 

Member

 

2007-present

 

Strategic Planning Committee (CEHS)

 

Member

 

2008-2012

 

CEHS Faculty Senate

 

 

 

STEM school development plan

 

Member

Chair Elect

Chair

Past Chair

Member

 

2008-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-present

2009-2010

 

Nominations and Elections (CEHS)

Member

2009-2010

 

Chair

2010-2011

Doctoral Planning Committee (CEHS)

 

Chair/Member

 

2010-present

 

CEHS P&T Committee

Member

2013

Department-Level Committee(s)

Position

Dates

Department P&T Committee

Chair

2012-present

Doctoral Program

Director

2013-present

 

Educational Leadership Departmental Curriculum Committee

 

Member

 

2006-2008

 

Chair-Elect

2008-2009

 

Chair

Member

2009-2010

2010-present

Teacher Leader Program

 

 

Teacher Leader Program

Student Advisor

2006-2013

Teacher Leader Curriculum

Member

2006-2013

Teacher Leader Advisory Council

Member

2006-2013

 

 

 

Department Faculty/Staff Searches

 

 

CEHS ERC Director

Member

Spring 2007

CEHS Assistant Professor of Res & Stat

Chair

Winter 2008

CEHS ERC Director

Co-Chair

Winter 2009

RSP Associate Director for Pre-Award

Member

Winter 2011

CEHS SAHE Associate/Full Professor

Chair

Winter 2012

CEHS Instructional Design Asst. Prof

Chair

Summer, 2012

 

Professional

Publications: 

Scholarship

Books

Franco, M. S. (2011). Building level factors and value-added score relationship in Ohio: An ex post facto research design. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Chapters In Books

Franco, M. S., & Patel, N. H. (2013).  STEM Schools: Facilitating student engagement and college readiness. In Capraro, M., Capraro, R., & Lewis, C. (Eds),  Improving Urban Schools: Equity and Access in K-16 STEM Education for ALL Students (pp. 7-24). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

 

Kinnucan-Welsch, K., Hendricks, M. S., & Franco, M. S. (2012). Should value-added modeling be used to identify highly effective teachers? Counterpoint. In Russo, C. J. (Ed), Debating Issues in American Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 009.009.C

Refereed Journal Articles

(in review) Ridenour, C., Newman, I. Newman, D., Seidel, K., & Franco, M. S. Value added methods: Moving from univariate to multivariate criteria. Submitted July 5, 2012 to School Effectiveness and Improvement. (R)

Patel, N. H., Franco, M. S., & Lindsey, J. (2013). Examining student engagement in STEM-focused schools. Open Journal of Education, 1(2), 52-60. (R)

Pinnell, M., Rawley, J., Preiss, S., Blust, R., Beach, R., & Franco, S. (2013).  Bridging the gap between engineering design and pk-12 curriculum development through the use the stem education quality framework. Journal of STEM Education, 14(4), 28-34

Franco, M. S., & Patel, N. H. (2013). Student collaboration, inquiry and persistence in a STEM school. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 7(3), 23-39.  (R)

Hendricks, M. S., & Franco, M. S. (2013). Making the most of novice teacher talk. The International Journal Of Learning 19(3), 63-73. (R)

Franco, M. S., & Hendricks, M. S. (2012). Evaluating teacher preparation programs: What not to do. New Educational Foundations. Retrieved from http://www.newfoundations.com/GENERAL/IntroEvalTPrep.htm  (R)

Franco, M. S., Patel, N. H., & Lindsey, J. (2012). Are STEM high school students entering the STEM pipeline? (2012) National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Math, Science and Technology Journal. 2012(1), 14-23. (R)

Franco, M. S., & Seidel, K. (2012) Evidence for the need to more closely examine school effects in value-added modeling and related accountability policies.. Education and Urban Society. Prepublished January 16, 2012, doi:10.1177/0013124511432306  (R)

Rowley, J., Preiss, S., Pinnell, M., & Franco, S. (2012). Engineering innovation and design for STEM teachers and the STEM quality framework, 2nd P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit, Washington DC, April 26-28, 2012. http://p12summit.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/03_rowleypreisspinnellfranco.pdf (R)

Pinnell, M, Franco, S., Preiss, S, Blust R., Beach, R., (2012). Engaging K-12 teachers in engineering innovation and design:  lessons learned from a pilot NSF research experience for teachers program, ASEE North Central Section Conference, Ohio Northern University, Ohio, March 24, 2012. Best Paper Award – First Place. American Society of Engineering Educators 2012 Northeast Conference Proceedings. (R)

Patel, N., Franco, M. S., Miura, Y., & Boyd, B. (2012). Including curriculum focus in mathematics professional development for middle school mathematics teachers. School Science and Mathematics, 112(5), 301-308. (R)

Patel, N., Franco, M. S., Boyd, B., & Wonders, K. (2009). Investigating the effectiveness of a teacher education program using qualitative data from graduates and their principals. Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, 22(2), 41-50. (R)

Franco, S., & Patel, N. (2011). An interim report on a pilot credit recovery program in a large, suburban Midwestern high school. Education, 132(1), 15-27.  (R)

Hambright, W. G., & Franco, M. S. (2008). Living the “Tipping Point”: Concurrent teacher leader and principal preparation. Education, 129(2), 267-273. (R)

Franco, S., & Reynolds, K. (2008). Online research tutorial meets students’ needs. Ohio Media Spectrum 60(1), 28-33. (R)

Franco, S. (2007). Reauthorization of NCLB: Time to reconsider the scientifically based research requirement. Nonpartisan Education Review / Essays, 3(6). http://www.nonpartisaneducation.org/Review/Essays/v3n6.pdf  (R)

Professional Affiliations/Memberships: 

Association

Status

Dates

American Education Research Association

Member

2005 - present

CREATE, Consortium for Research and Evaluation on Accountability and Teacher Education

Member

2009 - present

Midwestern Educational Research Association

Member

2006 - present

Mid-South Educational Research Association

Member

2009 - present

 

Awards/Recognition: 

Title of Award

Granting Association

Date

The David L. Clark National Graduate student Research Seminar in Educational Administration & Policy

 

UCEA, AERA and Corwin Press

2006

College of Education and Human Services Excellence in Teaching Award

College of Education and Human Services, Wright State University

2008

College of Education and Human Services Excellence in Scholarship Award

College of Education and Human Services, Wright State University

2009

College of Education and Human Services Outstanding Faculty Award

College of Education and Human Services, Wright State University

2011

College of Education and Human Services Excellence in Service Award

College of Education and Human Services, Wright State University

2013, 2014

 

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