Dr. Barbara Mallory
Associate Professor, Education
Barbara J. Mallory joins the educational leadership faculty at High Point University as associate professor in Fall 2012. Dr. Mallory has a distinguished career in education, beginning with public school experience that spanned 32 years. Most of her public school experience was at J. H. Rose High School in Greenville, NC, where she served as an English teacher, assistant principal, and principal. As the recipient of many honors and accomplishments, she was recognized as a Wachovia Principal of the Year in NC, and her high school was recognized as Entrepreneurial School of the Year in 2000. She was invited to join the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the Division of School Improvement as a school improvement specialist in 2001. She was awarded her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University (ECU) in 2002, and began a career in higher education.
As Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro, GA, Dr. Mallory served as Coordinator of the Educational Leadership Programs and led the development of a new performance-based Educational Specialist Degree Program and an online Master’s Degree Program for school leaders. She also chaired the studies of many doctoral candidates and was involved in the redesign of the doctoral degree program for school administrators. In 2010, Dr. Mallory was named Director of The Rex Institute for Educational Renewal and Partnership at Winthrop University. She currently serves as Past-President of the Southern Regional Council of Educational Administration and as editorial board member of the Southern Journal of Educational Administration. She has presented at various international, national, and regional conferences, and her publications have appeared in journals, such as Principal Leadership, Educational Leadership, California Association of Professors of Educational Administration Journal, Educational Planning, and Leadership in Focus, among others. Her current research interests focus on the principalship, international school leadership and reform, counselor-principal relationships, and dispositions of educational leaders. Dr. Mallory was honored as a
2011 inductee into the ECU Educators’ Hall of Fame.