College of Education and Human Development
Judy Jackson May, Ph.D.
School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
Program Coordinator, Leadership Studies
Ph.D., Educational Administration and Supervision
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction
Prior to entering academia, Dr. Judy Jackson May served in a variety of roles in public education, including that of Multiple Handicap Teacher for Sandusky County, Cleveland Heights, and Gibsonburg Exempted Village School Districts; Principal for Toledo Public Schools and Bowling Green Public Schools; and Director of Elementary Curriculum for Bowling Green City Schools.
May, J. J. (2007). The Market-Driven Age of Education: Challenges of Urban School Leadership. Mid-Western Educational
May, J. J. (2006) The role of money, race, and politics in the accountability challenge. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching,
May, J. J. (2006). The charter school allure: Can traditional schools measure up? Education and Urban Society, 39(1), 19-45.
Zimmerman, J., & May, J.J. (2003). Bridging the gap to improved performance: Principals’ professional development practices. National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Yearbook.
Zimmerman, J. A. & May, J. J. (2003, Spring). Providing effective professional development professional development: What’s holding us back? American Secondary Education Journal, 31(2), 37-47.
May, J.J., & Edmond, T. (2008). Chalk talk: A survival guide for beginning educators. Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications.
May, J. J., & Jorissen, K.T. (2010)."The bumpy road to instructional improvement: Leadership that builds capacity to close the achievement gap in reading." A case study. In K. T. Henson. Supervision: A collaborative approach to instructional improvement. Long Grove, ILL.: Waveland Press.
May, J. J. (2005). Braving the new world of No Child Left Behind. In C. Fulmer & F. Debowski (Eds.). Crediting the past, challenging the present, and changing the future. (pp. 121 – 131). Lanham, MD: Rowan Littlefield Education.
Zimmerman, J., & May, J. J. (2003). Leading the Learning Community: Professional Development Practices of Building Principals. In F. C. Lunenburg and C. S. Carr (Eds.). Shaping the future: Policy, partnerships, and emerging perspectives (pp. 301- 315). Lanham, ME: Scarecrow Education.
Non-refereed Journal Articles
Sanders, E.T.W.S. & May, J. J. (2003, Fall). No Child Left Behind: Perceptions and implications from the trenches. The Harvard Principals’ Center, 5-7.
SELECTED SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Professional Development Workshop: Leadership for the 21 st Century Leadership for International Democratic Education Institute, CIVITAS Africa SACOL: Pietermaritzburg , South Africa . June 2006.
Emergent Teacher Leadership Workshop for South African Teachers on Teacher Leadership for International Democratic Education Institute, CIVITAS Africa Program. Co- presenter Treva Jeffries, November 2005.
Secretary for the Northwest Region Ohio School Boards Association, 2002 - Current.