Associate Professor
Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

Steve Myran

2300 Education Building
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, (2003)

M.Ed. in Middle School Education, Lesley College, (1989)

B.F.A. in Fine Arts, College for Creative Studies, (1986)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Sutherland, I., Sanzo, K. L., Myran, S. and Scribner, J. P. "Teaching and Leading a Quality Mathematics Learning Environment" $161,573. State. June 30, 2014 - September 30, 2015
Myran, S. and Sanzo, K. L. "Partnership for School Leadership Preparation and Training School Leadership Grant Program, U.S. Department of Education" $254,000. Federal. September 2010 - September 2015
Myran, S. "Developing Bio-Micro/Nano-Fluidics and Bio-MEMS/NEMS Courses: An Interdisciplinary Learning Community to Biologists and Engineers" $175,000. Old Dominion University. 2009 - 2014
Sanzo, K. L. and Myran, S. "The Generational Educators Network (Gen) Futures Program" $801,970. Federal. September 2008 - July 2013
Myran, S., Grant, M., Sanzo, K. L., Doviak, S. and Baker, P. "Partnership for Teaching and Leading Quality Mathematics Education" $174,746. State. 2011 - 2012
Myran, S., Sanzo, K. L., Dickerson, D. L., Doviak, S. and Hofmann, E. "Teaching and Leading for a Quality Mathematics Learning Environment" $160,482. State. August 2011 - September 2012
Myran, S. and Sanzo, K. L. "The Generational Educators Network (GEN) Futures Program (GEN “F”), Supplemental Award" $146,000. Federal. September 2009 - September 2012
Myran, S., Blackburn, D. and Pribish, S. "Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Program" $429,000. 2005 - 2011
Myran, S., Sanzo, K. L., Steckroth, J. J. and Doviak, S. "Teaching and Leading for a Quality Mathematics Learning Environment" $150,000. State. August 2009 - September 2010
Myran, S., Steckroth, J. and Doviack, S. "Mathematics Content, Pedagogy, and Classroom Assessment Teacher Professional Development" $64,000. 2008 - 2009
Myran, S., Steckroth, J. and Doviack, S. "Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Assessment Literacy in Middle School Mathematics" $194,153. State. 2008 - 2009
Steckroth, J. J., Myran, S. and Doviak, S. "Middle School Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Assessment Training" $194,153. State. July 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009
Steckroth, J. J., Doviak, S., Myran, S. and McKinney, S. E. "Mathematics Content, Pedagogy and Classroom Assessment Teacher Professional Development" $64,036. State. April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009
Myran, S. "Earth Systems Science: Content, Technology, and Data Collection" $7,000. 2007 - 2008
Myran, S. "Newport News Leadership Development Preparation Program" $30,000. 2005 - 2008
Mukkamala, R., Gupta, A. and Myran, S. "Integrating reading/science into the core area for grades 4-8 teachers" $187,195. Federal. 2005 - 2006
Myran, S. and Richardson, R. "Northampton County Public Schools/Old Dominion University Research to Practice Collaborative" $416,156. State. 2005 - 2006
Myran, S. and Gupta, A. "Reading in the Content Area" $132,000. 2005 - 2006

Expertise

Instructional Leadership
Formative Assessment
School and University Collaboration

Articles

Hendricks, A., Myran, S., Katsioloudis, P., Owings, W. and Kaplan, L. (2021). Career and Technical Education Industry Credentials and Its Potential Impact on a State’s Economy . Journal of Applied Business and Economics 23 (8).
Myran, S., Sylvester, P., Williams, M. R. and Myran, G. (2021). Four Promising Practices from a Workforce Development Partnership. COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE.
Adams, S. Eileen. and Myran, S. (2021). Leader-parent relationships in the early childhood education context: An exploration of testimonial and epistemic justice. IMPROVING SCHOOLS.
Hendricks, A., Myran, S., Owings, W. A., Katsioloudis, P. and Kaplan, L. S. . (2021). Rethinking the U.S. Post-Secondary Education Model: The Relationship between Earning Career and Technical Industry Credentials and the Virginia Economy. Journal of Education Finance 47 (2) , pp. 111-129.
Sylvester, P. and Myran, S. (2020). "Minding the Gaps": Career Navigators as an Illustration for Supporting Student Growth and Learning. COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE 44 (2) , pp. 147-161.
Myran, S. and Sylvester, P. John. (2020). Community College Workforce Development and Student Self-Efficacy. COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE.
Myran, S. and Masterson, M. (2020). Training early childhood leaders: developing a new paradigm for professional development using a practice to theory approach. SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT.
Myran, S. and Sutherland, I. (2019). Defining Learning in Educational Leadership: Reframing the Narrative. EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION QUARTERLY 55 (4) , pp. 657-696.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S.., Myran, S. and Doyle, P. (2017). How Variations in State Policies and Practices Impact Student Outcomes: What Principals and Professors Need to Know. NASSP Bulletin 101 (4) , pp. 299-314.
Myran, S. and Sutherland, I. (2016). Problem Posing in Leadership Education: Using Case Study to Foster More Effective Problem Solving. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership 19 (4).
Brown, N. W., Hines, C. and Myran, S. (2016). The Effects of Expressive Writing on General and Mathematics Anxiety for a Sample of High School Students. Education 137 (1) , pp. 39-45.
Robinson, J. E., Myran, S., Strauss, R. and Reed, W. (2014). The impact of an alternative professional development model on teacher practices in formative assessment and student learning. Teacher Development 18 (2) , pp. 141-162.
Clayton, J. and Myran, S. (2013). Content and context of the administrative internship: How mentoring and sustained activities impact preparation. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 21 (1) , pp. 59-79.
Clayton, J. and Myran, S. (2013). Understanding mentoring as leadership development: perspectives of district administrators and aspiring Leaders. Journal of Research on Leadership Education 8 (1) , pp. 77-96.
Myran, S., Sanzo, K. L. and Clayton, J. (2012). Building the Foundation for Data-Based Decision Making In A School/University Leadership Preparation Partnership . NCPEA, Education Leadership Review 13 (1).
Sanzo, K. L., Myran, S. and Clayton, J. (2011). Building Bridges between Knowledge and Practice: A University-School District Leadership Preparation Program Partnership. Journal of Educational Administration 49 (3) , pp. 292-312.
Myran, S., Sanzo, K. L. and Clarke, E. G. (2011). The School Leadership Program Communication Hub: Building Actionable Knowledge about Improving Leadership Preparation . The International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation 6 (3).
Myran, S. and Clayton, J. (2011). The Tension between Accountability and “Formatively”: Implications for Educational Planning. Educational Planning 20 (2) , pp. 22-30.
Myran, S., Sanzo, K. L. and Clayton, J. (2011). Tracing the Development of a Rural University-District Partnership: Four Pillars Necessary for Continued Success . Journal of School Leadership 21 (5).
Myran, S., Sanzo, K. L. and Clayton, J. (2010). Four Pillars of Effective University-School District Partnerships: Implications for Educational Planning. Educational Planning 19 (2) , pp. 46-60.
Sherman, W. H.., Sanzo, K. L., Beaty, D. M.. and Myran, S. (2010). Perspectives on Distance Technology in Leadership Education: Transfer, Meaning, and Change. Journal of Research on Leadership Education 5 (13) , pp. 589-610.
Sanzo, K. L., Sherman, W. H. and Myran, S. (2010). Best Practices of Elementary School Principals. Journal of Educational Administration 48 (1) , pp. 48-63.
Richardson, R., Tonelson, S. W. and Myran, S. (2009). Teaching Social and Emotional Competence in Early Childhood. International Journal of Special Education 24 (3) , pp. 143-149.
Sanzo, K. L., Grothaus, T. J.P.. and Myran, S. (2009). Building the Foundation for Data-Based Decision Making: Consensus on Language and Concepts. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning 13.
Dymond, S. K., Gilson, C. L. and Myran, S. (2007). Services for children with autism spectrum disorders: What needs to change?. Journal of Disability Policy Studies 18 (3) , pp. 133-147.
Myran, G., Myran, S. and Galant, R. (2004). The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership: How Leaders Ignite the Spirit of the Community College.. Community College Journal 74 (4) , pp. 10-13.
McMillan, J. H., Myran, S. and Workman, D. (2002). Elementary Teachers' Classroom Assessment and Grading Practices. Journal of Educational Research 95 (4) , pp. 203-213.
McMillam, J. H., Myran, S. and Workman, D. (1999). The impact of mandated statewide testing on teachers' classroom assessment and instructional practices..

Books

Sanzo, K. L., Myran, S. and Caggiano, J. (2014). Formative Assessment Leadership. Routlege.
Sanzo, K. L., Myran, S. and Normore, T. (2012). Successful School Leadership Preparation and Development . Emerald.

Book Chapters

Myran, S. and Sutherland, I. (2019). Academic and Epistemic Drift and the Re-Production of Leadership Preparation Norms Who Controls the Preparation of Education Administrators? Charlotte, NC: IAP.
Myran, S. (2018). Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen: Struggling for Voice and Sense of Place in a Rural School-University-Community Collaboration Innovation and Implementation in Rural Places: School-University-Community Collaboration in Education Charlotte, NC: IAP.
Myran, S. (2015). Case Study Response to The Censorship Crisis Educational Leadership in Action: A Casebook for Aspiring Leaders Routledge.
Cale, Delpino and Myran, S. (2015). Instructional Leadership and Special Education in Small to Mid-Sized Urban Districts: What Is Authentic Accountability? Emerald, UK .
Sanzo, K. L. and Myran, S. (2012). Learning from the Evolution of a University-District Partnership In Sanzo, Myran & Normore's co-editors, (Dec. 2012) Successful School Leadership Preparation and Development , Emerald, UK Emerald.

Presentations

Normore, T., Sanzo, K. L., IssLahera, A., Scribner, J. P., Holzman, S., Korach, S., Myran, S., Clayton, J., Fry, B., Browne-Ferrigno, T., Shakeshaft, C., Danzig, A., Davis, S. and Susman-Israel, M. ( 2014). Bridging Practice and Policy: Implementing Lessons Learned from the School Leadership Program Paper American Educational Research Association Annual Convention Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Masterson, M. and Myran, S. ( 2014). The Impact of Embedded Course Components on Teacher Preparation and Leadership in Culturally Responsive Practice Paper American Educational Research Association Annual Convention Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Masterson, M. and Myran, S. ( 2013). The Director’s Institute: Developing a New Paradigm for Professional Development using a Practice to Theory Approach Paper American Educational Research Association Annual Convention San Fransico, California.
Normore, T., Holzman, S., Sanzo, K. L., Clayton, J. and Myran, S. ( 2012). Contemporary Preparation Program Initiatives: Lessons Learned from School Leadership Programs Paper American Educational Research Association Annual Convention Vancouver, B.C. .
Myran, S., Hobson, M., Hudson, M., Yorko, R., Waters, S. and Henderson, S. ( 2012). Towards a Framework for Overcoming the Limitations of Consciousness-Raising Paper University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention Denver, Colorado.
Myran, S., Sanzo, K. L. and Hill, A. ( 2011). Academic engagement: The impact of personal, cultural, and school factors on academic effort among African American students Paper American Educational Research Association Annual Convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Clayton, J. and Myran, S. ( 2011). Content and context of the administrative internship:How mentoring and sustained activities impact preparation Paper American Educational Research Association Annual Convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Myran, S. ( 2011). A Different Canon for a Different Purpose: Methodological Considerations for Research on Leadership Preparation Paper University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention Pittsburg, PennsylvanianLouisiana.
Clayton, J., Normore, T., Sanzo, K. L. and Myran, S. ( 2011). A School Leadership Perspective on Cultural Competencies and Self-Regulation in a Government-Funded Preschool Setting Paper University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention Pittsburg, PennsylvanianLouisiana.
Sanzo, K. L., Myran, S. and Clayton, J. ( 2010). Transformative Impact of the Mentor-Mentee Relationship on District Leaders (Symposium: High Impact Innovations in Leadership Preparation: Evidence from Emerging Models) American Educational Research Association Annual Convention Denver Colorado.
Myran, S. and Sanzo, K. L. ( 2010). Communication Hub: Building Actionable Knowledge about Improving Leadership Paper International Society for Educational Planning, Annual Conference Alexandria, Virginia.
Sanzo, K. L. and Myran, S. ( 2010). Scaling Up The Conversation: Strategies for Sharing and Learning from Current Practice Paper School Leadership Programs Project Directors and Evaluators Meeting Washington D.C..
Sanzo, K. L., James, A. and Myran, S. ( 2010). A School Leadership Perspective on Cultural Competencies and Self-Regulation in a Government-Funded Preschool Setting Paper University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Clayton, J., Sanzo, K. L. and Myran, S. ( 2010). Aspiring Educational Leaders and the Internship: Experiences of Interns and Mentors Paper University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention New Orleans, Louisiana.
Myran, S., Sanzo, K. L. and Clayton, J. (November , 2009). Building Bridges Between Knowledge and Practice: A Case Study on The Development of a University-School District Leadership Preparation Program Partnership University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention Anaheim, California.
Sanzo, K. L., Myran, S. and Clayton, J. (November , 2009). Tracking the Development of a University-District Leadership Preparation Program Partnership University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention Anaheim, California.
Myran, S. and Sanzo, K. L. (October , 2009). Development of a University-Rural School District Leadership Preparation Program International Society for Educational Planning Convention Savannah, Ga. .
Fodchuck, K. and Myran, S. (March , 2009). Comparing participation, commitment, and support for change in two formative assessment professional development settings American Educational Research Association Annual Convention San Diego, CA. .
Baker, P., Fodchuck, A., Burke, M., Myran, S. and Blackburn, D. (March , 2009). E-Portfolios as Professional Development: A Case Study of the Development and Implementation of the Model American Educational Research Association Annual Convention San Diego, CA. .
Burke, M., Myran, S., Fodchuck, A., Fodchuck, K. and Baker, P. (March , 2009). From Alex’s School to Harriet’s: Lessons From One Assessment for Learning Partnership to Another American Educational Research Association Annual Convention San Diego, CA. .
Baker, P., Fodchuck, A., Burke, M., Myran, S. and Blackburn, D. (March , 2009). Teachers’ formation assessment orientations’ in a pilot professional development collaboration American Educational Research Association Annual Convention San Diego, CA. .
Ren, Z., Myran, S. and Blackburn, D. ( 2008). Promoting Deliberative Democratic Evaluation for Educational Programs Hawaii International Conference on Education .
Ren, Z., Myran, S., Zhang, S. and Blackburn, D. ( 2008). Effects of Wiki-textbook writing on college students' epistemological beliefs. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education Annual Conference .
Sanzo, K. L., Sherman, W. H. and Myran, S. (October , 2008). Reflections of Best Practices of Successful Elementary School Principals The University Council of Educational Administration: Annual Conference Orlando, Florida.
Myran, S. and Steckroth, J. J. (September , 2008). Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Formative Assessment Literacy in Middle School Mathematics Virginia Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Richmond, VA. .
Myran, S. and Robinson, J. E. (September , 2008). Teachers’ Summative and Formative Orientations Toward Classroom Assessment Virginia Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Richmond, VA. .
Myran, S., Robinson, J. E. and Blackburn, D. (April , 2008). School/University Partnerships: A Model of School Improvement, Teacher Qualtiy and Substantive Student Learning American Education Research Association Annual Convention .
Robinson, J. E., Myran, S., Stauss, R. and Reed, W. (April , 2008). A Model of School/University Collaboration in Promoting Quality Classroom Assessment and Assessment for Learning Practices (Symposium) American Educational Research Association Annual Convention .
Ren, Z., Myran, S., Baker, P. and Blackburn, D. (April , 2008). Effects of Student-Written Wiki-Based Textbooks on Preservice Teachers' Epistemological Beliefs American Educational Research Association Annual Convention .
Robinson, J. E., Myran, S., Stauss, R. and Reed, W. (April , 2008). Meeting NCLB Goals of Enhanced Student Learning Through the Use of Unpacking Standards and Student Self-Monitoring and Assessment American Educational Research Association Annual Convention .
Fodchuck, K., Myran, S. and Robinson, J. E. (April , 2008). Momentum for change: Examining the relationships among teacher participation level, commitment to change, and behavioral support for change American Educational Research Association Annual Convention .
Myran, S. and Ren, Z. ( 2007). A Cross-Cultural Study of Epistemological Beliefs and Moral Judgment American Educational Research Association Annual Convention .
Myran, S. and Robinson, J. ( 2006). A Curriculum-Based Professional Development Approach in the Use of Assessment for Learning Strategies International Conference on School Reform Vancouver BC.
Blackburn, D., Myran, S., Robinson, J. and English, M. K. ( 2006). Models for Effective and Scalable K12-Higher Education Partnerships in a Culture of Change International Conference on School Reform Vancouver BC.
Gupta, A. and Myran, S. ( 2006). Integrating Reading/Science into the Core Area for Grades 4-8 Teacher Virginia State Reading Association 39th Annual Conference .
Myran, S. ( 2005). Teacher Quality and Program Effectiveness in Alternative Certification Programs: An Evaluation Model National Association for Alternative Certification Annual Conference .
Dymond, S. and Myran, S. ( 2002). Meeting the Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Virginia: How Well Are We Doing? Annual Conference of The Autism Program of Virginia .
McMillan, J. H., Myran, S. and Workman, D. ( 1999). The Impact of Mandated Statewide Testing on Teachers' Classroom Assessment and Instructional Practices American Educational Research Association Annual Convention .
  • 2011: Darden College of Education, Most Collaborative Grant Faculty Award, Darden College of Education
  • 2009: Old Dominion University, Office of Research, Faculty Proposal Preparation Program (FP3), Fall 2009 , Old Dominion University Office of Research
  • 1999: Virginia Commonwealth University Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Scholarship,
  • 1997: Metropolitan Education Research Consortium Doctoral Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University