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Michael Putnam

Department
Dean of College of Education

Position
Dir DeltaSchoolLdrPipelineProj


Education

  •  Ph.D. University of Mississippi, Educational Leadership (2011)
  • M.Ed. University of Mississippi, Educational Administration (1989)
  • B.S.E. Delta State University (1982)

Courses Taught

  • EDAD 585 Fundamentals of School Administration
  • EDAD 588 Allocations of School Resources (School Finance)
  • EDAD 642 Leveraging Community Systems and Resources
  • EDAD 643 Securing and Developing Staff
  • EDAD 644 Creating Organizational Structures and Operations
  • EDAD 645 Practicing the Principalship
  • EDAD 677 Legal Issues for Professional Educators (School Law)
  • EDAD 682 School and Community Relations
  • EDAD 696 Advanced Organizational Theory
  • EDLD 671 Leading Quality Instruction
  • EDLD 694 Human Resource Development
  • EDLD 700 Advanced Administrative Theory

Academic Interests

  • Educational Administration
  • School Finance
  • School Law

Scholarly Activity

  • Putnam, M.L., Bunch, D., & Cabrera, J. (2015). Mississippi: One State’s Search for Equity in School Finance, SageOpen
  • Putnam, M.L., (February 1, 2015) Mississippi Education and Kentucky Education: Walking a Common Path, The Clarion Ledger.
  • Keaster, R. & Putnam, M.L. (2013) School Shopping, Academic Publications, New York.
  • Putnam, M.L. (2013) Beowulf and Parties (Currently under review with SageOpen)
  • Putnam, M.L. (2008). Miracle in Caledonia, Mississippi Educator, 34(4), 6-7.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Presentations
    • Putnam, M.L. & Bunch, D. (2011, September) Equity of School Finance in Mississippi: Does It Actually Exist? Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability & Teacher Evaluation (CREATE), Oxford, Mississippi.
    • Putnam, M.L. (2008, June) School Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learned, Annual State Convention of the Mississippi Emergency Management Association (MEMA), Jackson, Mississippi.
    • Putnam, M.L., (Spring 2008) Effects of Disaster, Rotary Club, Columbus, MS.
    • Putnam, M.L., (June, 2008) How to Handle a Crisis, Columbus Air Force Base Officer’s Association, Columbus, MS.
    • Putnam, M.L., (July, 2008) Lessons Learned, “Seven Man” Supper Club, Columbus, MS.
  • Workshops Attended
    • Charter Schools in Texas, National Education Finance Conference, 2013
    • Navigating Today’s Educational Environment, Western Kentucky University, 2012
    • The Culture of Poverty, Ruby Payne, 2008
    • The Monroe Doctrine: Educating Children from Diverse Backgrounds, Lorraine Monroe, 2006