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Carleton Holt

Carleton Holt

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-5112

Fax: (479) 575-2492

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Dr. Carleton R. Holt brings an extensive background of leadership in the field of education to the University of Arkansas.  He served as a band director, coach, and school administrator in the public schools in Iowa and South Dakota for more than 30 years.  Dr. Holt's doctoral dissertation was titled "Factors Affecting the Outcomes of School Bond Elections in South Dakota."  He is the author of a textbook for educational leaders titled School Bond Success: A Strategy for Building America's Schools, third edition, available from the Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Co.  In 1999, Dr. Holt received the first annual Alumni Leadership Award from the School of Education at the University of South Dakota in recognition of outstanding leadership in his profession and his contribution to higher education.

Including his 16 years in the Educational Leadership Program Area, he has published 3 books, 2 book chapters, 21 Refereed Journal Articles, and has 39 Refereed Paper Presentations.  Dr. Holt serves as the Past President of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration.  In addition, he serves as the Curriculum and Instruction Domain Topic Editor, and serves as an Executive Board Member for this National Council.  Established in 1947, the NCPEA is the oldest organization in the United States representing professors of educational administration.  Dr. Holt was named as the University of Arkansas Most Outstanding Faculty Member in both 2013 and 2014 by the Associated Student Government at their Annual Faculty Appreciation Banquets.

Successful marketing of school bond issues and millages to overcome the national problem of aging school facilities

Student learning preferences and school health programs to identify factors that may support improved student academic performance in K-12 schools.

  • EDLE 5013 School Organization and Administration
  • EDLE 5083 Analytical Decision-Making
  • EDLE 574 & 674 Internship
  • EDLE 6023 School Facilities
  • EDLE 6093 School Governance
  • EDLE 6173 School Business Management
  • EDLE 6533 Educational Policy & Change
  • Ed.D., University of South Dakota, Educational Administration, 1993
  • C.A.S., Iowa State University, Adv. Supt's Certificate, 1981
  • M.A., University of South Dakota, Secondary Administration, 1970
  • B.F.A., University of South Dakota, Music Education, 1969

(For full listing see attached CV above)

Books

  • Holt, C. R. (2009) School bond success: A strategy for building America’s schools 3rd ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.

(This updated version of the 2002 book includes three additional case studies identifying how the book's techniques helped school district achieve success bond elections. This book will be featured at the National School Boards Association Conference Bookstore as a recommended resource by their executive director for those interested in successful passage of school bond issues).

  • Holt, C. R. (2002) School bond success: A strategy for building America’s schools (2nd ed.). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Book Chapters

  • Miller, M. T., & Holt, C. R. (2005). Sustaining local tax support for community colleges:  Recommendations for community college leaders. In S. G. Katsinas & J. C. Palmer (Eds.), Sustanining Financial Support for Community Colleges Number 132 ( pp. 67-75). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.     
  • Smith, R. M., & Holt, C. R. (2001). Translating heightened societal expectations into improved training for school leaders. Common Ground Publishing, Edited by Cope, B. & Kalantzis, M. The Learner.com a series imprint of the University Press.com ISBN 1 86335 240 6 (print).

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Brown, K. J., & Holt, C. R. (Fall 2014). Factors influencing success in literacy at KIPP schools in the delta according to adults. Educational Leadership Review of Doctoral Research (ELRDR), 1(2), National Council of Professors of Educational Administration.
  • Goss, S. J., & Holt, C. R. (Fall 2014). Perceived impact of character education program at a midwest rural middle school: A case studyEducational Leadership Review of Doctoral Research (ELRDR), 1(2), National Council of Professors of Educational Administration.

Submitted for Publication

  • Farver, A. R., & Holt, C. R. (August 2015). Value of coaching in building leadership capacity of principals in urban schools: A case study. Submitted to: Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research (ELRDR).

Other Publications

  • Carnine, L., Holt, C. R., & Jones, M. (2004). Accountability and no child left behind! Fayetteville, AR: Research and Advocacy Network: A Consortium of School Districts, and The University of Arkansas.

Acknowledged in this textbook for reviewing the 2004 manuscript for:

  • Young, I. P., & Castetter, W. B. (2004). The human resource function in educational administration (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

Book Reviews

  • Horgen, J. (June 2000). Book Review of Boschee, F., & Holt, C. R. School bond success: A strategy for building America’s schools. Book Review for the School Administrator, AASA Online.
  • Holt, C. R. (2003). School bond success: A strategy for building America’s schools (2nd ed.). Fayetteville, AR: Book Review by Research Frontiers, University of Arkansas.

National Refereed Report

  • Holt, C. R. (2003). Educational administration program area: Educational leadership constituent council report. Reston, VA: NCATE’s Educational Leadership Constituent Council Report National Policy Board (Approved for National Recognition with no rejoinders).

REFEREED PAPER PRESENTATIONS

 

  • Farver, A. R., & Holt, C. R. (August 2015). Value of coaching in building leadership capacity of principals in urban schools: A case study. Paper presented at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Butcher, A. C., & Holt, C. R. (August 2015). The relationship between principal leadership and improving achievement status in secondary schools: A multiple site case study. Paper presented at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Goss, S. J., & Holt, C. R. (August 2014). Perceived impact of character education program at a midwest rural middle school: A case study. Paper presented at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration, Camarillo, CA.
  • Albritton, S., Chadwick, M., Bangs, D., Holt, C., Longing, J., Duvar, I. (August 2014). Utilizing Social Networks and Professional Learning Communities for State Level Advocacy: The Arkansas Case (ARPEA). A Symposium presentatiom at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration, Camarillo, CA.

POSTER EXHIBIT PRESENTATION

  • Smith, R. M., Swartz, J. D., Holt, C. R., & Day, G. (November 2001). Preparing principals committed to utilize and promote technology in the classroom, school, and community. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Technology + Learning Conference, Atlanta, GA.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

  • Smith, R. M., & Holt, C. R. (February 2001). The legacy of superintendents. Paper presented at the American Association of School Administrators’ National Conference on Education, Orlando, FL.
  • Holt, C. R. (November 2000). Trends in American education. Presentation to the Fort Smith Christian School Staff Development Workshop, Fayetteville, AR.

 

2005-               Associate Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

1999-05           Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

1994-99           Superintendent of Schools, Dakota Valley School District 61-8, North Sioux City, South Dakota

1993-99           Guest lecturer, Division of Educational Administration, School of Education, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

1981-94           Superintendent of Schools, Brandon Valley School District 49-2, Brandon, South Dakota

1971-81           Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools, Webster City Community School District, Webster City, IA

1973-81           Adult Education Instructor in Tennis, Iowa Central Community College, Webster City, IA

1970-71           Band Director and Golf Coach, Battle Creek Community School District, Battle Creek, IA

1968-69           Band Director, Jefferson Community School District, Jefferson, SD

Phi Kappa Phi  -  Iowa State University  -  l98l

- Administrator Professional Development Award last fifteen (15) years from School Administrators of South Dakota.

- Honorary Professor of Educational Administration from the School of Education at the

University of South Dakota.

- Named to Advisory Council for the Mathematics and Science Departments at Dakota

State University in Madison, South Dakota.

- Named to University of South Dakota Alumni Executive Board of Directors in l990.

- Recipient of the l992 Outstanding Leader in the Natural Sciences Award from Dakota

State University in Madison, South Dakota.

  •  Elected as the Region I Representative on the Executive Board of the South Dakota

School Superintendents Association - 1993 and 1997.

- Selected for Membership in the South Dakota Beatle Club in 1995.

- Elected president-elect of the University of South Dakota Alumni Association in 1996.

- Named to University of South Dakota Foundation Board and Executive Board in 1996.

- Elected President of the University of South Dakota Alumni Association in 1998 and 1999.

- Appointed to the School Administrators of South Dakota Legislative Committee in 1997.

- Recipient of First Annual Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Education at

the University of South Dakota in 1999.

- Named Program Coordinator for the EDAD Program Area in September 2003 by the Department Chair at the University of Arkansas.

- Named Educational Leadership Counciling and Foundations Department Graduate Coordinator on August 15, 2004 at the University of Arkansas.

-Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor granted by the University of Arkansas starting July 2005.

-Recipient of the Outstanding Advisor Award in the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling & Foundations at the University of Arkansas in April 2006.

-Recipient of the Outstanding Advisor Award in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas in April 2006.

-Elected College of Education and Health Professions Faculty Council Chair 2006-07 at the University of Arkansas.

- Named Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Department Head on July 1, 2007 at the University of Arkansas.

-Named Educational Leadership Program Area Coordinator in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas on August 15, 2008.

-Elected President of the Arkansas Professors of Educational Administration Association in March 2010.

-Recipient of the Outstanding Advisor Award in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas on April 29, 2010.

-Recipient of the Outstanding Advisor Award in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas on April 29, 2010.

-Named Educational Leadership Graduate Advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas on August 15, 2010.

-Named as the University of Arkansas Most Outstanding Faculty Member on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by the Associated Student Government at the Twelfth Annual Faculty Appreciation Banquet.

-Named Topic Editor of Curriculum and Instruction for Publications Submitted to the National Council of Educational Administration (NCPEA) on April 3, 2012.

-Elected to the Executive Board of Directors of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) on August 10, 2012.

-Named as the University of Arkansas Most Outstanding Faculty Member on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by the Associated Student Government at the Fourteenth Annual Faculty Appreciation Banquet.

-Elected by the Executive Board of Directors of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) as the President-Elect on August 9, 2013.

-Named as the University of Arkansas Most Outstanding Faculty Member on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by the Associated Student Government at the Fifteenth Annual Faculty Appreciation Banquet.

-Named by the Executive Board of Directors of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) as the President on August 8, 2014.

-Named as a Finalist for the University of Arkansas Most Outstanding Faculty Member on Wednesday, April 3, 2015 by the Associated Student Government at the Sixteenth Annual Faculty Appreciation Banquet.

-Elected Fringe Benefits Committee Chair for 2015-16 year at the University of Arkansas on June 18, 2015.

-Named by the Executive Board of Directors of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) as the Past President on August 8, 2015.