Dr. Caryn Maureen Wells Ph.D.
Associate Professor & EdS Coordinator
Department: Educational Leadership
Office: 480 H Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3072
Ph.D. Michigan State University, Educational Administration, 1992
Ed.S. Central Michigan University, Educational Administration, 1980
M. Ed. Wayne State University, Guidance and Counseling, 1978
A.B. Eastern Michigan University, English Language and Literature, 1973
Wells, C. M. (In press). Leadership for International Baccalaureate programs. The International Journal of Educational Leadership Programs.
Wells, C. M., & Keane, William G. (In Press). At the Intersection: Leadership Training for Professional Learning Communities. The Educational Research Service Spectrum Journal.
Wells, C. M., Maxfield, C.R., Klocko, B., & Feun, L. (In press). The role of superintendents in supporting teacher leadership: A study of principal perceptions. The Journal of School Leadership.
Wells, C. M., & Maxfield, C. R. (2010, April-May). Preparing superintendents for building teacher leadership: Implications for university programs. The International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 5(2), 1-10.
Wells, C. M. (2010). Critical issues for leadership: Early transition of implementation to a professional learning community. A conceptual design. National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) The Yearbook, 97-109.
Wells, C. M., & Feun, L. (2009). Making schools better for students: High school principals and the work of implementing professional learning communities. National Council of Professors of Education Administration (NCPEA) Yearbook, 213-222.
Wells, C. M. (2009). Quantum mechanics and professional learning communities. Education Leadership Review, 213-229.
Maxfield, C.R., Wells, C.M., Keane, W. G., & Klocko, B. (2008). The role of superintendents in supporting teacher leadership. Connexions Journal,3 (3) 1-12,(electronic).
Wells, C.M., & Feun, L. (2008, Summer). What had changed? Three years of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Planning and Changing Journal, 3(1 & 2), 42-66.
Wells, C. M., & Keane, W. G. (2008, Winter). Building capacity for professional learning communities through a systems approach: A toolbox for superintendents. American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 4(4), 24-32.
Wells, C. M., & Feun. L. (2007). Implementation of learning community principles: A study of six schools. National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), The Bulletin, 91(2), 141-160.
Wells, C. M. (2008). Understanding and responding to resistance in the establishment of learning communities. Proceedings of the Conference of the Michigan Academy of Science Arts, & Letters, XXXVII, (4), 36.
Wells, C. M. (2005). Learning communities in high schools: Lessons learned. Proceedings of the Conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Michigan Association of Teacher Educators, 37. Published abstract.
Wells, C. M. (1989-90). Essentials of school improvement: Solid leadership, solid information. Bulletin of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, (31), 26-31.
Wells, C. M. (1985). An imperative in education: Effective schools. Michigan Middle School Journal, (11), 2-4.
Manuscripts Under Review
Wells, C. M. (2010). Learning from Professional Learning Community Work: Teacher Voices. Under review with the Research in Middle Level Education Online.
Wells, C. M. (2010). An analysis of a teacher leadership program. Under review with the Educational Leadership Review Journal.
Wells, C. M., Maxfield, C. R., & Klocko, B. (2010). Complexities inherent in the workload of principals.: Implications for teacher leadership. Under review with the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) The Yearbook.
Wells, C. M. & Feun, L. (2010). Educational Change and Professional Learning Communities: A Study of Two Districts. Under review with the Educational Leadership Review Journal.
Wells, C. M. (2010). Superintendents’ perceptions of teacher leadership in selected districts. Submitted to the AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice.
Wells, C. M., & Johnson, E. S. (2010). Advancing scholarship at the university level: A women’s faculty learning community. Submitted to Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal.
Wells, C. M. & Johnson, E. S. (2009). Developing and improving scholarly productivity through a women’s professional learning community. Submitted to the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership.
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