Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Saint Louis University
Dissertation: "The perception of teachers, principals, and superintendents of leadership
roles of middle school principals."
Ed.Sp. in Secondary School Administration, University of Central Missouri
Thesis: "Comparative Study of the Role of a Counselor"
M.S. in Secondary School Administration, University of Central Missouri
B.S. in Secondary Physical Education, Health Education, Driver Education, University
of Central Missouri
Arnold, M., Perry, R., Watson, R. etal The Practitioner: How Successful Principals
Lead and Influence NCPEA Connexions Knowledge Base Project [Online] 2006.
Harris, S. & Arnold, M., Guidelines for Successful Collaborations among Professors.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice Volume 1, No. 1, Spring 2004.
Harris, S, Arnold, M., Lowery, S & Crocker, C. What factors motivate or inhibit women
deciding to become a principal? Advancing Women Journal Volume 10, Number 1, Winter
Arnold, M. Whitlock, D. Ellis, B. (2006). An Examination of Tentmaker Ministers in
Missouri: Challenges and Opportunities The Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry
New Orleans LA. [On line]
66th Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
(NCPEA), August 2012
19th Annual Conference-Within-A-Conference National Council of Professors of Educational
Administration (NCPEA) and National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP),
April 2008, What Leadership and Learning Do Teachers Expect of a Principal? Teacher’s
Perceptions of the Traits of an Effective Principal
AASA 136th National Conference on Education, February 2004
Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Validation and Standard Setting Committee,
Missouri School Leader Performance Assessment (MoSLPA) – Pilot Scoring Rater, 2014
MoSLPA - Content Development Team
Morphet Dissertation Committee (NCPEA) 2013, 2014
Educational Leadership Review & International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation-Reviewer,
2004-2005 & 2009-2014 & 2016
Past Board Member, New Covenant Christian Academy
Experience as public school administrator, teacher and coach
National Council for Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA)
Executive Board of Directors 2001-2004; President 2004
Missouri Professors of Educational Administration (MPEA)
Executive Board Member – 2001-2005 & 2012 – 2016; President 2004; Executive Director