James Leon Pate, Ph.D. Portrait

James Leon Pate, Ph.D.

Department Head and Professor


James L. (Leon) Pate, Professor, Educational Leadership

B.S. Georgia Southwestern College, 1969

M.Ed., Ed.S. Valdosta State University, 1971, 1974

Ph.D. Florida State University, 1987

 Professional Experience

1969 – 1974 - Teacher, Coach, Assistant Principal, Mitchell County, Georgia

1974-1984 -  Principal, Mitchell County, Georgia

1985 – 1989 – Principal, Lowndes High School, Georgia

1989-1993 – Superintendent, Lowndes County Schools, Georgia

1994 – 1995 -  Asst. Superintendent Coffee County Schools, Georgia

1995-2002 – Superintendent Decatur County Schools, Georgia

2002- Present, Asst. Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, VSU.

 Professional Research Interests – Leadership Ethics, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Culture and Climate, Learning Communities, Personnel Management, Higher Education Leadership, Leadership History, Educational Finance, Facilities Management, School Reform, Change Agents, Organizational Improvement

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