Project Director


Project Director: Patrick W. Carlton, Ph.D.
Phone: (702) 895 -1896
E-mail:
carltonp@unlv.nevada.edu

EXPERTISE:
Educational management/administration
Leadership Skills Development
Personnel Administration
Historical Research and Instruction


EDUCATION:

Postdoctoral Studies in Educational Administration, University of Oregon 
Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of North Carolina 
Advanced Certificate in Professional Education (Educational Administration), Univ. of North Carolina
M.A., History, Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania 
M.Ed., Science Education, Univ. of North Carolina 
A.B., Botany, Univ. of North Carolina 
A.A., Liberal Arts, Louisburg College, N.C. 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:

Dr. Patrick Carlton is an educational administration specialist whose areas of expertise include leadership development and administrative applications implementation; personnel management, historical research and training; communications skills training; employee assessment; institutional design and organizational development. He has worked for the past fifty years as both civilian employee and consultant with state and federal governments, the U.S. Army, universities and public schools, in a variety of institution building projects.  He has conducted numerous leadership, management and personnel symposia and workshops, assisting professionals employed in educational leadership positions in government, public schools, and higher education.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

2011-2018—Professor of Public Administration (Tenured), Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Teach courses in leadership and the introductory course in public administration; advise students and participate in doctoral committees as chair or member. Director of Oral History of the Principalship project.

2000-Present—Professor of Educational Leadership
(Tenured), University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Taught courses in personnel management, historical foundations of educational leadership, the dissertation prospectus seminar, and direct masters level intern experience. Chair doctoral dissertations and serve as dissertation committee member, and served as Director of the Oral History of the Principalship project.

1999-2000—Associate Professor of Educational Administration (Tenured), Virginia Tech.
Taught, advised doctoral students and conducted research in the principalship; historical developments in educational administration; personnel administration; and leadership applications in the public schools.

1996-1999—Director for International Education, University Office of International Programs, Virginia Tech.
Under the general supervision of the Vice Provost for International Programs, served as Secretary to the University Council on International Programs and the University Task Force on International Education. Assisted staff members in the development of plans for new programmatic initiatives in the international arena. Initiated and implemented conferences, plus providing oversight for publication of Global Network, the periodic publication of UOIP. Oversaw UOIP Internet home page. Supervised recognition ceremonies for international scholars and teachers. Served as campus Fulbright Advisor for faculty member applicants and managed incoming Fulbright Scholar’s program.

1994-1996—Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Virginia Tech (Tenured).
Taught, advised doctoral students and did research in personnel administration, organizational behavior, school-community relations, leadership and the public school principalship.

1992-1994Visiting Professor of Educational Administration at Youngstown State University of Ohio.
 Assisted in creating first doctoral program on that campus. Taught, advised doctoral students and did research in personnel administration, organizational behavior, school-community relations, leadership and the public school principalship.

1991-92—Active duty as Deputy Chief of the PSYOP/CA Branch, Special Operations Division (SOD), J-33, OJCS, Washington, DC, in which capacity I served for six months. I was then reassigned as Senior Fellow with the Institute for National Security Studies, National Defense University, Washington, DC, studying Special Operations in the Persian Gulf War, and preparing a major report on Civil Affairs Operations in Operation DESERT STORM/PROVIDE COMFORT. This report was prepared for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict.

1981-1991—Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Virginia Tech (Tenured).
Taught, advised doctoral students and did research in personnel administration, organizational behavior, school-community relations, leadership and the public school principalship.
 
1980-81—Senior Policy Analyst (Intergovernmental Personnel Act), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Human Systems and Resources, the Pentagon
Served as Chief Education and Research Management Advisor to Deputy Assistant Secretary. Responsible for education and other quality of life issues.

1974-1980—Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Virginia Tech
 (Tenured).

Taught, advised doctoral students and did research in personnel administration, organizational behavior, school-community relations, leadership and the public school principalship.

1971-1973—Director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research and Director, Extended Education, at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California.
Served as principal assistant to Academic Vice President for grants stimulation and management, and was responsible for all off-campus course offerings and non-credit programs. In addition, initiated the newly formed University College (evening college) structure and the University Without Walls program. Taught, consulted and did research.

1969-71—Director, Office of Educational Research Services, New York University's School of Education.
Served as principal grant and research projects administrator, taught, did research and consulted with local, state and national educational entities.

1967-69—Educational Program Specialist (Administration) U.S. Office of Education, Bureau of Education Professions Development.
Served as assistant to Division Director, Division of College Programs and as Chief of the School Administrator Training Program.


HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS

Honors
Recipient of Fulbright Teaching Award to Eskisehir, Turkey
Recipient of Outstanding Teaching Award, Virginia Tech
Recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award, Louisburg College
Member, Hall of Fame, Senior Army Reserve Commanders Association
Recipient of President's Award, Senior Army Reserve Commanders Association

Affiliations
Phi Beta Delta, International Honor Society
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
American Association of School Administrators
Phi Delta Kappa, Educational Honor Society
Oral History Association of the U.S.
Southwest Oral History Association
Phi Theta Kappa, Scholastic Honor Society
Rotary Club of Las Vegas
Reserve Officers Association of the U.S.
Senior Army Reserve Commanders Association
Association of the U.S. Army

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Carlton, P.W. (2006) “Preparing the Next Generation of Educational Administrators: An Application of Philosophy, Theory and Pedagogy in ‘Real World’ Settings.” In Barry A. Lanman and Laura Wendling, eds., Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians: An Anthology of Oral History Education. Baltimore: Alta Mira Press, pp. 381-392.

Carlton, P.W. and Crawford, J.R. (2006). Using Oral History Interviews in Graduate-Level Instruction: Student Perspectives. School Leadership Review, 1(2), 2-10.

Carlton, P.W. (2005) “A Community of Professionals: Locally-Based Public School Principals Share Their Craft Wisdom With the World,” in Reflections and Interpretations: Oral History Centre 25th Anniversary Publication. Singapore: National Archives of Singapore, 117-126.

Carlton, P.W. (2004) Perceptions of Leadership: Retired principals as exemplars of best practice. NCPEA Educational Leadership Review. 5(2), 18-23.

Carlton, P.W.(2002) Oral history and the professor: an academic epiphany. The Oral History Review. 29(2), 7-9.

Carlton, P.W. (2001) The Practice of Leadership: The Life and Times of Joshua L. Chamberlain (Rev. ed.) 94 pp. Available: http://www.unlv.edu/faculty/pcarlton/EDA750.html

Carlton, P.W.(2000) Leadership. The Torch Magazine. 74(1), 25-30.

Carlton, P.W. (1998) Principals and the practice of leadership: what does experience teach? AASA Professor. 21(3/4), 27-34.

Carlton, P.W. (1997) Meeting the global challenge: transforming education at Virginia Tech. International Education Forum. 17(2), 151-157.

Carlton, P.W. (1995.) Interest-based collective bargaining at Youngstown State University: a fresh organizational approach. Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector. 23(4), 333-343.

Carlton, P.W. (1994.) Interest-based collective bargaining at Youngstown State University: an oral history. Youngstown, Ohio: Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor.

Carlton, P.W. (Summer, 1994.) Civil affairs operations in Kuwait: a case of disparate command priorities. Army History. No. 31, 14-22.

Carlton, P.W. (Winter, 1994). Leadership styles of veteran public school principals. Playback. 2-3.

Carlton, P.W. (Spring, 1993). Joshua Chamberlain: A role model for today's administrators. The AASA Professor. 15(4), 1-4.

 

 

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