Jason Mixon, Ed.D.

Jason Mixon, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

2007, Ed.D., Educational Leadership
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

2002, ME, Educational Leadership
The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

1993, BS, Political Science and History,
The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX



Current Courses 2010

EDUD 6351 Quantitative Research



EDUD 6361 Dissertation 1
EDUD 6301 Learning Theories
EDUD 6353 Synthesis

EDUD 6318.01 Writing for Publication
EDUD 6318.04 Scholarly Writing

Contact Information:
Office 247, Educational Building

Lamar University
Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership
P.O. Box 10034
Beaumont, TX 77710

Office: 409-880-7362
Fax:     409-880-7788
Cell:    903-353-5504

Professional Affiliations/Honors/Awards

Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration (TCPEA)
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA)
National Social Science Association (NSSA)
Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP)




Research Interests

high school reform, web-based curriculum for secondary schools, credit recovery techniques, the principalship, leadership, single-gender classes, restructuring schools, organizational behavior, smaller learning community high schools, professional learning communities


Recent Publications
Hawkins, R. & Mixon, J.R. (in press). Professional learning communities: Are schools ready to collaborate to educate? A case study. School Leadership Review.

Young, J.K., Mixon, J.R. & Irons, E.J. (in press). Ethics in school leadership: Reality or myth?
National Social Science Perspective Journal. Proceedings of the Las Vegas, April 2010 National Technology and Social Science Conference.

            Mixon, J.R., Irons, E.J., & Derrington, M.L. (in press). Principals’ perceptions of title 1 funds: Stimulus funds or stimulus dud? Proceedings of the Las Vegas, April 2010 National Technology and Social Science Conference.

            Mixon, J.R. (in press). Educator and stakeholder critical issues in a democracy. Learning for Democracy.



Mixon, J.R. (2009). Are smaller learning community high schools better? Germany:
VDM Verlag Publishing.

Sherman, R. & Mixon, J.R. (2009). The principal’s companion: A workbook for future school
            leaders, 3rd Ed. University Press of America, Inc. Lanham, MD.  

            Articles: Refereed/Editorial

Mixon, J.R. & Stuart, J. (2009). The rigor mortis of education: Rigor is required in a dying
educational system. NCPEA Connexions Project. International Journal of Educational
            Leadership Preparation, 4(3), 1. Article found at http://ijelp.expressacademic.org.

Linn, G., Gill, P., Sherman, R., Vaughn, V., & Mixon, J.R. (2009). Evaluating the long-term
impact of professional development. Professional Development in Education, DOI:

Mixon, J.R. & Gore, J. (2009). Creation of a discipline center: A road to assistant principal
sanity. [spotlight article] Texas Study of Secondary Education, 28(2), 5-7.

Recent Presentations:

Morgan, L. & Mixon, J.R. (2009). Getting personal: How school counselors can utilize dynamic
advisory council and stakeholders to encourage personalized learning communities.
Paper presented at American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Conf.
in Dallas, Texas.

Mixon, J. (2009). A quantitative analysis of credit recovery in public schools. Paper presented
to EdOptions headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

Mixon, J.R., Fennell, J. & Smith, S. (2009). Drop in to EdOptions…to prevent dropouts!
Presentation at the Region 5 Educational Service Center Technology Integration
Conference. Silsbee High School, Silsbee, Texas.

Mixon, J.R. (2009). Flexibility to enhance on time graduation. Presentation at the Region 2
Educational Service Center Technology Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas.


Other Activity:
Reviewer:  School Leadership Review, International Journal of Education Leadership Preparation, A Journal of Book Reviews, The Journal of Doctoral Research in Education, International Journal of Education.


Curriculum Vita