Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

Jay Scribner

NORFOLK, 23529

Jay Paredes Scribner, PhD is Professor of Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University. During his career at Old Dominion University and prior at the University of Missouri-Columbia, he has served as a professor, department chair, and policy center director. His research focuses on the professional learning, and leadership at the nexus organizational learning, improvement, social justice. He has received research awards from the National Staff Development Council, UCEA, the National Academy of Education/Spencer, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education.

Ph.D. in Educational Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison, (1997)

M.A. in Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, (1990)

B.A. in Economics & Spanish, Wake Forest University, (1985)


Educational Policy
Program Evaluation
Educational Leadership

Research Interests

Professional learning in schools; Leadership for school improvement, social justice, organizational learning; Leadership within contexts of crisis


Mast, J., Scribner, J. Paredes. and Sanzo, K. L.. (October 11, 2012). A study of decision making in the case of a school district: Determining the location for a new high schoo International Society of Educational Planning Conference Kansas City, MO.