Professor
Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

William Owings

2318 Education Building
Norfolk, 23529

Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (1987)

M.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision, Johns Hopkins University, (1978)

B.A. in English & Education, Towson State College, (1973)

Teacher English Language Arts 5-12
Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Department of Education
Date Obtained: 1973-12-01
Division Superintendent
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
Date Obtained: 1992-07-01
Administration Supervision preK-12
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
Date Obtained: 1978-07-01
English/Language Arts Postgraduate Professional
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
Date Obtained: 1978-07-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Nunnery, J. A., Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L., Khrobrova, I. and Chappell Moots, S. "Troops to Teachers" $280,000. Old Dominion University. September 1, 2011 - December 30, 2013
Owings, W. A. "Troops to Teachers" $12,000. Old Dominion University. June 1, 2010 - December 31, 2011

Expertise

School Finance
Principal Quality
Teacher Quality
Traditional/Alternative Certification
Foundations

Research Interests

Teacher Quality, Principal Quality, Finance and Student Achievement

Articles

Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2018). Betsy Devos's education reform agenda: What principals—and their publics—need to know. NASSP Bulletin 102 (1) , pp. 58-84.
Ellison, J., Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2017). State fiscal effort and juvenile incarceration rates: Are we misdirecting our investment in human capital?. Journal of Education Finance.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Volman, M. (2015). Education in the U.S. and the Netherlands: An equity comparison and a few big questions. Journal of Education Finance 41 (2) , pp. 145-163.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Salmon, R. (2015). State of the state 2014 finances: Virginia. State of the state 2014 finances: Virginia 40 (3) , pp. 348-351.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Salmon, R. (2015). State of the state 2015 finances: Virginia. Journal of Education Finance 41 (2) , pp. 279-281.
Pirim, Z., Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2015). The long-term impact of educational and health spending on unemployment rates. European Journal of Economics and Political Studies 7 (1) , pp. 46-45.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S., Khrabrova, I. and Chappell, S. (2015). Troops to teachers: Still pleasing principals with high quality teaching. NASSP Bulletin 99 (1) , pp. 70-98.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. and Salmon, R. (2014). State of the State 2013 Finances: Virginia. Journal of Education Finance 39 (3) , pp. 286-289.
Kaplan, L. and Owings, W. A. (2013). The unaddressed costs of changing student demographics. Journal of Education Finance 39 (1) , pp. 15-46.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2012). Education as an investment in Turkey's human capital: A work in progress. Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics 5 (10) , pp. 45-70.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. (2011). Troops to Teachers as school administrators: A National Study of Principal Effectiveness. NASSP Bulletin 95 (3) , pp. 212-236.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2010). Troops to Teachers: Are they one answer to staffing effective schools?. Journal for Effective Schools 9 (2) , pp. 29-57.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2010). The alpha and omega syndrome: Is intra-district funding disparity the next "ripeness" factor?. Journal of Education Finance 36 (2) , pp. 162-185.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2009). The Effective Schools Movement: Theory and Application in Education. Journal for Effective Schools 8 (1) , pp. 1-82.
Nunnery, J. A., Kaplan, L., Owings, W. A. and Pribesh, S. L. (2009). The Effects of Troops-to-Teachers on Student Achievement: One State's Study. NASSP Bulletin 93 (4) , pp. 249-272.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2008). An Introduction to the Research Behind Effective Schools in Journal for Effective Schools. Journal for Effective Schools 7 (1) , pp. 16-35.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2007). Making Our Schools Effective. Journal for Effective Schools 6 (2) , pp. 5-13.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. (2007). Changing Student Demographics: Planning and Policy Implications for Effective Schools. Journal for Effective Schools 6 (1) , pp. 25-40.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L., Nunnery, J. A., Marzano, R., Myran, S. and Blackburn, D. (2006). Troops to Teachers’ Classroom Effectiveness: Implications for Principals. NASSP Bulletin 90 (2) , pp. 102-131.
Kaplan, L. and Owings, W. A. (2006). Spending and Student Achievement: Policy & Spending Implications for School Boards. Journal for Effective Schools 5 (1) , pp. 17-34.
Kaplan, L. S., Owings, W. A. and Nunnery, J. (2005). Principal Quality: A Virginia Study Connecting Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards with Student Achievement. NASSP Bulletin 89 (643) , pp. 28-44.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Nunnery, J. (2005). Principal Quality, ISLLC Standards, and Student Achievement. Journal of School Leadership 15 (1) , pp. 99-119.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2004). Education as an Investment in Human Capital. NASSP Bulletin 88 (640) , pp. 12-28.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2004). Guest Editors of the NASSP Bulletin issue on Teacher and Teaching Quality. 88 (638).
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2004). Introduction to Special Issue: Teacher Effectiveness. NASSP Bulletin 88 (638) , pp. 1-4.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2003). The Politics of Teacher Quality. Phi Delta Kappan 84 (9) , pp. 687-692.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2002). The Politics of Teacher Quality: Implications for Principals. NASSP Bulletin 86 (633) , pp. 22-41.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. (2001). Standards, Retention, and Social Promotion. NASSP Bulletin 85 (629) , pp. 57-66.
Kaplan, L. and Owings, W. A. (2001). Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: Recommendations for Principals. NASSP Bulletin 85 (628) , pp. 64-73.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2001). Personalizing the Learning Environment. Principal Leadership 1 (7) , pp. 42-47.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2001). How Principals Can Help Keep Middle School Students Safe: An Instructional Approach. Inside School Safety.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2001). How Principals Can Help Teachers with High-Stakes Testing: One Survey’s Findings. NASSP Bulletin 85 (622) , pp. 15-23.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2001). Personalizing Learning to Prevent Failure. Principal Leadership 1 (8) , pp. 42-47.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2000). Learning of Standards. Virginia ASCD 2 (5).
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2000). Helping Kids Feel Safe, Valued, and Competent. Education Digest 66 (3) , pp. 24-28.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2000). Student Achievement and Teacher/Teaching Quality: A Review of Recent Evidence. VASCD Newsletter 4 (1).
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2000). Secure Schools: An Instructional Perspective. Principal Leadership 1 (1) , pp. 54-59.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2000). An Instructional Perspective to Preventing Middle School Violence. Schools in the Middle, NASSP 9 (5) , pp. 24-29.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (1999). Assistant Principals: The Case for Shared Instructional Leadership. NASSP Bulletin 83 (610) , pp. 80-94.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (1999). Rising Issues: Staffing and Standards. Virginia ASCD 2 (4) , pp. 1-3.
Owings, W. A. and Magliaro, S. (1998). Grade Retention: A History of Failure. Educational Leadership, ASCD 56 (1) , pp. 86-88.
Owings, W. A. (1993). To Improve or Remove: A Third Option. Virginia Association of School Personnel Administrators Views.
Owings, W. A. (1992). Components of Effective Leadership. The Virginia Principal, Wayside Press , pp. pp. 2-2.1-2.
Johnson, F. and Owings, W. A. (1992). Grievances. The Virginia Principal, Wayside Press , pp. pp. 9-13.1-2.
Owings, W. A. (1992). Leadership Styles. The Virginia Principal, Wayside Press , pp. pp. 2-5.1-2.
Bedwell, M. W., Berry, C. and Owings, W. A. (1992). Lesson Plan Designs. The Virginia Principal, Wayside Press , pp. pp. 4-4.1-2.
Hardee, N. T., Owings, W. A. and Wright, W. (1992). Student Scheduling. The Virginia Principal, Wayside Press , pp. pp. 6-4.1-2.
Bedwell, M. W. and Owings, W. A. (1992). Unit Plans. The Virginia Principal, Wayside Press , pp. pp. 4-2.1-2.
Owings, W. A. and Titus, J. B. (1992). Virginia's Plan for Dual Enrollment. The Virginia Principal, Wayside Press , pp. pp.4-8.1-2.
Owings, W. A. (1992). The Bell-Shaped Curve. Virginia ASCD.

Books

Kaplan, L. and Owings, W. A. (2017). Organizational behavior for school leadership. Routledge.
Kaplan, L. and Owings, W. A. (2015). Introduction to the principalship: Theory to practice. Routledge.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2013). Culture Reboot: Reinvigorating school culture to improve student outcomes. Corwin Press.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2011). Leadership and organizational behavior in education: Theory into practice. . Pearson.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2008). The Effective Schools Movement: History, Analysis, and Application. Journal for Effective Schools Monograph Series.
Cunningham, W., Owings, W. A. and King, W. (2005). Principal/administrator orientation and preparation study guide. Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2003). Best Practices, Best Thinking, and Emerging Issues in School Leadership. Corwin Press.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (2003). Teacher Quality, Teaching Quality, and School Improvement. Phi Delta Kappa.

Book Chapters

Kaplan, L. S., Owings, W. A. and Rothstein, R. (2016). Class and schools: Using social, economic, and educational reform to close the black-white achievement gap Contemporary education classics: A reader New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2011). School Finance and Productivity Educational Administration (pp. 325-365) Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2010). School Finance and Productivity in Educational Administration Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2010). School Finance and Productivity (pp. 85) Belmont, California: Wadsworth.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2008). Public Education: Cost or Investment Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Owings, W. A. (2007). School Finance and Productivity Educational Administration Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2007). School Finance and Productivity Educational administration (4th edition) (pp. 392-451) Belmont, California: Wadsworth.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (2004). School finance and productivity Educational Administration (3rd edition) (pp. 385-434) Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Presentations

Doyle, P., Owings, W. A., Myran, S. and Kaplan, L. S. (February , 2017). An Analysis of State NAEP Scores and Variance in State Funding, Compulsory Attendance and Required Instructional Hours, and Graduation Requirements Paper National Education Finance Academy Conference Cincinnati, OH.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Pirim, Z. (February , 2017). An Update on the Updated State Fiscal Effort Database Paper National Education Finance Academy Conference Cincinnati, OH.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S., Doyle, P. and Myran, S. (February , 2017). Is the 10th Amendment the Third Rail of American Education? Paper National Education Finance Academy Conference Cincinnati, OH.
Driscoll, L., Owings, W. A. and Watson, J. ( 2016). Teaching Education Finance and Budgeting in Online and Hybrid Venues Paper National Education Finance Academy Conference Jacksonville, FL.
Ellison, J., Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. ( 2016). The relationship between state fiscal effort for education and juvenile incarceration rates Paper National Education Finance Academy Conference Jacksonville, FL.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Pirim, Z. (February , 2016). State fiscal effort and related social outcomes Paper National Education Finance Academy Conference Jacksonville, FL.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Salmon, R. (February , 2016). The state of Virginia finances Paper National Education Finance Academy Conference Jacksonville, FL.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (February , 2015). An equity comparison: Public education in the U.S. and the Netherlands Paper National Education Finance Conference St. Louis, MO.
Loiterman, M., Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (February , 2015). Educational investment makes sense: A longitudinal study investigating the effect of fiscal effort on per capita income Paper National Education Finance Conference St. Louis, MO.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Salmon, R. (February , 2015). The state of Virginia finances Paper National Education Finance Conference St. Louis, MO.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. ( 2014). The alpha and omega syndrome: School funding inequalities hurt high-needs students Oral Presentation Hampton Roads Counselors Association Norfolk, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. (April , 2014). The unaddressed cost of changing student demographics Paper National Education Finance Conference Louisville, KY.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. and Salmon, R. (April 24, 2014). The State of Virginia's Finances, 2013 Paper National Education Finance Academy Conference Louisville, KY.
Kaplan, L. S. and Owings, W. A. (November , 2013). Can principal preparation programs really address transforming school culture? Paper UCEA Conference Indianapolis, IN.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (October , 2013). The condition of education in the United States Lecture Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. (May , 2013). Education as an investment in Turkey's human capital Paper National Education Finance Conference Indianapolis, IN.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. (May , 2013). Education funding in Virginia Paper National Education Finance Conference Indianapolis, IN.
Owings, W. and Kaplan, L. (June , 2012). The Economics of Education: Education as an Investment in Human Capital Keynote/Plenary Address Istanbul, Turkey.
Owings, W. and Kaplan, L. (June , 2012). Troops to Teachers: Research Review and Update Keynote/Plenary Address Troops to Teacher Las Vegas, NV.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. s. (May , 2012). Troops to Teachers: Review and update Paper National Education Finance Conference San Antonio, TX.
Owings, W. and Kaplan, L. (May , 2011). Best Practices in Teaching Education Finance to Licensure Students: Delivery Methods and Content Keynote/Plenary Address National Education Finance Conference San Antonio, TX.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (March , 2011). Troops to Teachers as School Administrators: A National Study of Principal Quality American Education Finance and Policy Association Seattle, WA.
Owings, W. A. (March 18, 2010). Featured speaker - The future of school finance litigation: A discussion of educational accountability in the face of economic challenges and technological change Oral Presentation American Education Finance Association Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. (March 18, 2010). The future of school finance litigation: American Education Finance Association Richmond, Virginia.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Nunnery, J. A. (November 3, 2009). Troops to Teachers’ effect on student achievement: One state’s findings Paper University Council for Educational Administration Anaheim, California.
Owings, W. A. (August , 2009). Teaching behaviors to enhance student learning: A cognitive approach Oral Presentation Norfolk State University Faculty Workshop Norfolk, VA.
Owings, W. A., Nunnery, J. A., Kaplan, L. and Pribesh, S. L. (March , 2009). The Effects of Troops to Teachers on Student Achievement: A Meta-Analytic Approach Paper American Education Finance Association Conference Nashville, Tennessee.
Owings, W. A. (November , 2008). Application to join UCEA University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Orlando, FL.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Nunnery, J. (April , 2008). Troops to Teachers as administrators: A study in behavioral and economic effectiveness American Educational Finance Association (AEFA) Conference Denver, CO.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (December , 2007). Troops to Teachers: An Analysis of Teacher Quality Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A. (November , 2007). School Law Issues for Teachers Oral Presentation Cox High School Faculty Workshop Virginia Beach, VA.
Crum, K. S., Sherman, W. H., Owings, W. A. and Brezinski, H. (November , 2007). The Next Generation of Leadership Preparation Programs: Exploring New (and Perhaps Radical) Changes to Educational Leaders in a Just and Equitable Manner UCEA Annual Conference Alexandria, VA.
Sanzo, K. L., Sherman, W. H. and Owings, W. A. (November , 2007). The Next Generation of Leadership Preparation Programs: Exploring New (and Perhaps Radical) Changes to Educational Leaders in a Just and Equitable Manner University Council for Educational Administration: Annual Conference Alexandria, Virginia.
Nunnery, J. A., Owings, W. A. and Pribesh, S. L. (April , 2007). The Value-Added Effects of Troops to Teachers Program Completers on Student Achievement: A Meta-Analytic Approach National Center for Alternative Certification and National Association for Alternative Certification 2007 Joint Conference Washington D.C..
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Nunnery, J. (March , 2007). Troops to Teachers: A value-added examination of student achievement Paper American Educational Finance Association (AEFA) Conference Baltimore, MD.
Nunnery, J., Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (March , 2007). Troops to Teachers: A Value-Added Examination of Student Achievement Baltimore, MD.
Owings, W. A. (August , 2006). Instructional Leadership: Attaining the Illusive Oral Presentation Virginia Region 8 Emerging Administrators Conference South Boston, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (March , 2006). Troops to Teachers: A Perception-Based Cost Efficiency Analysis Denver, CO.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (February , 2006). Troops to Teachers: A National Research Study of Teacher Quality National Center for Alternative Education Conference San Diego, CA.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Nunnery, J. (November , 2005). Teacher Quality, Economic Sense, and Troops to Teachers Oral Presentation Virginia Department of Education Conference on Teacher Quality Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (April , 2005). Principal Quality and Student Achievement: One State's Study ASCD International Conference Orlando, FL.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Nunnery, J. (December , 2004). Principal Quality and Student Achievement Paper Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A., Kaplan, L. S. and Nunnery, J. (December , 2003). Principal Quality: A Virginia Study Connecting Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards with Student Achievement Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A. (October , 2003). Principals as Cathedral Builders Oral Presentation Norfolk Area Secondary Principals Association Norfolk, VA.
Parks, D., Twiford, T., Kufel, A., Moles, K. and Owings, W. A. (August , 2003). Alternative Licensure for Principals and Supervisors: An Exploration of Issues and Standards National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Sedona, AZ.
Owings, W. A. (June , 2003). Using Brain-based Learning Techniques in the Teacher Observation and Evaluation Process Hampton Roads Principals' Center at ODU Assistant Principals' Summer Conference Virginia Beach, VA.
Owings, W. A. (April , 2003). Principals and Vision Makers Oral Presentation Hampton Roads Principals' Center at ODU Norfolk, VA.
Owings, W. A. (October , 2002). Enhancing Teacher and Teaching Quality Regional Phi Delta Kappa Memphis, TN.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (July , 2001). Using Data in The School Improvement Planning Process Longwood College Center for School Improvement Farmville, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (July , 2001). Developing Assistant Principals as Instructional Leaders Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals' Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (March , 2001). Alternatives to Retention and Social Promotion ASCD International Conference Boston, MA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (March , 2001). Are Standards and Accountability Improving or Inhibiting Instruction in Virginia? ASCD International Conference Boston, MA.
Owings, W. A. (March , 2001). Alternatives to Retention and Social Promotion Oral Presentation Piedmont Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Farmville, VA.
Owings, W. A. (January , 2001). A History and Current Status of High-Stakes Testing in America Oral Presentation Piedmont Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Farmville, VA.
Owings, W. A. (January , 2001). Virginia Department of Education facilitator for High Schools that Work Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (December , 2000). Alternatives to Retention and Social Promotion Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (December , 2000). Are Standards and Accountability Improving or Inhibiting Instruction in Virginia? Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (June , 2000). Assistant Principals: The Case for Shared Instructional Leadership Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A. (April , 2000). The Future of Education National Association for College Admission Counseling Panel of Distinguished Educators Washington, DC.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (March , 2000). Assistant Principals: The Case for Shared Leadership ASCD International Conference New Orleans, LA.
Owings, W. A. (January , 2000). Observation and Evaluation Techniques for School Leaders Region 8 Principals' Institute Farmville, VA.
Owings, W. A. (January , 2000). Observation Techniques for School Administrators Region 8 Principals' Institute South Hill, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (December , 1999). Assistant Principals: The Case for Shared Leadership Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Kaplan, L. S. (December , 1999). Grade Retention and Successful Alternatives for Students Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A. (November , 1999). Alternatives to Retention and Social Promotion University of Virginia Institute for School Leaders on Intervention, Prevention, and Remediation: Alternatives to School Failure Charlottesville, VA.
Owings, W. A. and Salmon, R. (October , 1999). Updates on Virginia School Finance for school Superintendents and Finance Diretors Oral Presentation Longwood College Principals' Institute Farmville, VA.
Owings, W. A. (October , 1999). Teacher Observation and Evaluation Techniques Paper Virginia Department of Education Farmville, VA.
Owings, W. A. (July , 1999). The School Improvement Planning Process Paper Longwood College Principals' Institute Farmville, VA.
Owings, W. A. (March , 1999). How to Grow an Affiliate ASCD International Leadership Conference Chantilly, VA.
Owings, W. A. (December , 1998). Grade Retention: A History of Failure Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Moye, J. and Owings, W. A. (March , 1998). State Regional Partnerships that Increase Student Achievement Paper ASCD International Conference San Antonio, TX.
Owings, W. A. (December , 1997). Retention: Professional Practice Professional Knowledge in Conflict Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Krautz, R. and Owings, W. A. (May , 1996). Implementing Affiliate Strategic Plans ASCD International Leadership Conference Chantilly, VA.
Magliaro, S. and Owings, W. A. (April , 1995). Promoting Professional Development through School University Collaborations Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association Hilton Head, SC.
Owings, W. A. (December , 1993). Developing Integrated, Thematic Curriculum Units: How One School Division is Addressing the Issue Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Owings, W. A. (July , 1993). Curriculum Integration Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Conference Radford, VA.
Owings, W. A. (June , 1990). Improving the Observation and Evaluation of Teachers- A Collaborative Process Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals Conference Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. (April , 1990). Teacher Observation and Evaluation: To Improve or Remove Governor's Conference on Education Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. (June , 1989). An Overview of the Effective Schools Research Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. (June , 1989). Effective Teacher Evaluation Practices Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. (April , 1989). Dropout Prevention: Moving the Middle School Model to the High School Governor's Conference on Education Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. (March , 1989). A Synthesis of the Research on Effective Schools Virginia State Research and Testing Conference Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. (March , 1989). Effective Teacher Observation and Evaluation Practices Virginia State Research and Testing Conference Richmond, VA.
Owings, W. A. (April , 1985). An Examination of Leadership Styles and Effectiveness Virginia State Reading Conference Roanoke, VA.
  • 2014: Distinguished Fellow of the National Education Finance Academy, National Education Finance Academy
  • 2011: ODU Nominee for SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award, ODU
  • 2011: ODU Shining Star Award, ODU
  • 2008: Charles Clear Research Award, Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership
  • 2002: Chi Award, Longwood College