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Collette M. Bloom

Collette M. Bloom

Associate Professor
Educational Administration and Foundations
ED216 College of Education
Phone: 713-313-1317

Primary Research Focus
Social Justice Issues in Leadership Preparatory Programs Urban Principal Leadership Development Qualitative Methodologies (case study, portraiture, ethnography, naturalistic inquiry)Postmodern Theories ( Critical Race Theory) Mentoring Minority Women Faculty in Academe.

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Professional Biography
Collette M. Bloom is currently an associate professor of educational administration in the College of Education and research coordinator at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. She received her Ed.D. from Texas A & M at College Station, Texas in the area of educational administration. Her dissertation was entitled "Critical Race Theory and the African American Woman Principal: Alternative Portrayals of Effective Leadership Practices in Urban Schools".

She has published articles in Education and Urban Society, Educational Administration Quarterly, Catholic Southwest's Journal of History and Culture, and Qualitative Inquiry. Her master's degree was conferred by the University of Houston in the areas of educational administration and supervision. She received her bachelor degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in elementary education. With more than twenty-five years of experience in public school education, Dr. Bloom has served in various teaching assignments, supervisory and leadership positions at all levels of education in Louisiana and Texas.

In 2003, Dr. Bloom received recognition and awarded with a scholarship for her outstanding dissertation by the American Educational Research Association's Research on Women's Special Interest Group. Dr. Bloom is actively involved in many professional organizations, including the American Educational Research Association, American Association of University Women, University Council for Educational Administration and The American Historical Association. With her varied experiences, Dr. Bloom continues to teach in the graduate school, publish, conduct workshops and serve as a consultant to school districts. Her research interests include urban principal leadership development, qualitative methodologies, mentoring minority women faculty in academe, historical perspectives of African American education, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teacher preparation programs.

Courses Taught
EDAS 534 – The Principal as a Supervisor
EDAS 537 – Principles of Educational Administration
EDAS 541 – Administration and Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction
EDAS 675 – Techniques of Supervision
EDAS 782 – Internship II
EDFD 581 – Foundations of Education
EDFD 576 – African American Education

Academic Degrees
Ed.D. Texas A& M University (College Station)
M.Ed. University of Houston
B.A. Xavier University of Louisiana


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