Shelly Albritton (Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi)

Associate Professor and EDLP & SLMA Program Coordinator

Mashburn 230G

(501) 450-5206

Dr. Shelly Albritton is a Professor of Leadership Studies in the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Department of Educational Leadership and Research of the College of Psychology and Education at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS where she majored in Education Administration and Supervision. She has served as professor for 15 years and program coordinator for nine years. Before working in higher education, Dr. Albritton served in a public school setting for eight years as a junior high school language arts teacher, a district-wide parent liaison administrator, and a middle school administrator. Dr. Albritton’s scholarship focuses on leadership, distance learning technologies in education leadership preparation programs, school improvement, and social justice.

Dr. Albritton’s scholarship focuses on leadership, building capacity among school-based teams, distance learning technologies in education leadership preparation programs, school improvement, social justice, and parent involvement. She has served as a committee member/co-chair for UCA’s Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Leadership Program on 11 dissertation committees. Her scholarly publications include one book, two book chapters, 14 journal articles, and numerous presentations at state, local, national, and international conferences. 

Dr. Albritton has served in leadership roles in professional organizations at state and national levels. She has served as Session Representative on the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Plenum, in addition to proposal reviewer, and discussant for paper presentations for UCEA.  She also serves as an editorial reviewer for the following National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) publications: Connexions Knowledge-Based Project, NCPEA Annual Yearbook, and Educational Leadership Review in the following content areas: Curriculum, Instruction, Technology, Leadership, and Program Preparation/Higher Education.  Dr. Albritton served as President of Arkansas Professors of Educational Administration (ARPEA) for five years. She served on Arkansas Professional Licensure Standards Board (PLSB), and the PLSB Sub-Ethics Committee. She earned the Arkansas Distance Learning Association, Higher Education: Excellence in Distance Teaching Award in 2004 and 2005, and the COE Outstanding Service Award, 2015.   

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