William Bozeman, UCF Professor Emeritus, received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as Professor of Educational Leadership, Department Chair, and Doctoral Programs Director at the University of Central Florida. During his studies at Wisconsin, he was a Project Associate and Program Evaluator at the Wisconsin Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning. He was also Program Evaluator in the Department of Industrial Engineering’s Sociotechnical Systems Program. Prior to joining the faculty at UCF, he was Professor and Chair at The University of Iowa. His educational background includes experience as a high school principal and mathematics/ physics teacher. In addition to experience in education, he has worked and consulted extensively in the areas of systems planning and design, educational technology, and program evaluation. Dr. Bozeman has published extensively in the areas of education, educational technology, and systems planning and design, including four books. Additionally, he is a founding partner of Southern Educational Strategies, LLC (http://www.sesconsultants.org), a leading educational consulting group based in Memphis, TN.
In regards to professional capacity in program evaluation, Dr. Bozeman has taught doctoral-level courses in this area for over 30 years. His expertise in this domain has resulted in many agencies, both public and private, education and non-education, securing his services. Planning, research, and evaluations activities by Dr. Bozeman have been conducted in schools, school districts, universities, law enforcement, health care agencies, and private businesses for over 30 years. Dr. Bozeman’s contributions to education and school leadership were recently recognized as he was honored with the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration’s Lifetime Achievement Award and UCF Professor Emeritus. He was also recently appointed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Board of Visitors, a group of individuals who have attained prominence in their field.
In early 2007, Dr. Bozeman established a professional research and evaluation firm, William Bozeman & Associates, LLC, with other professionals who have significant training, skills, and experience in program evaluation. The combined assets of these associates result in a team with many diverse skills and specializations (e.g., survey development, data analysis, experimental designs, performance measurement, etc.). Individuals associated with William Bozeman & Associates, LLC include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Dr. Tim Fite. Dr. Fite earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The University of Memphis. He holds a Doctor of Education degree from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Fite served Tipton County Schools as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. He retired in June 2011 after completing more than 30 years of outstanding school and district leadership. Dr. Fite has served as chairman of the Tennessee Superintendent’s Study Council. This group regularly advises the Commissioner of Education and State Department of Education on policy issues. He has represented Tennessee on numerous education boards and leadership task forces. Dr. Fite has also been a key leader on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents.
- Dr. Andrew Hayes received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and master’s degree in Educational Administration from Louisiana Tech University; and holds a doctoral degree in Educational Administration from the University of Georgia. He has served as Co-director of the Educational Research Laboratory at the University of Georgia; Associate Director for Planning and Evaluation at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, UNC-Chapel Hill; and was member of the faculty of the College of Education at UNC-Wilmington. At UNCW, Dr. Hayes taught courses in research and measurement, project design and evaluation, instructional development, school law, and computer applications in education. He has authored numerous reports, chapters, articles, and conference presentations regarding institutes for delinquents, assessment and change of organizational climate, planning and evaluation, research methods, measurement, cost analysis, organization theory, decision-making processes, school board-superintendent relations, and other critical areas. Dr. Hayes has extensive experience as a consultant in areas such as program design, development, and implementation; large-scale and small-scale research and evaluation design and implementation; data analysis and interpretation; evaluation for decision-making; planning and managing school reform and improvement initiatives; leading groups for policy-making and evaluation; organization analysis and development; and analysis of instruction and instructional quality.
- Dr. Delores Inniss earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Brooklyn College. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Central Florida becoming the first African American female to receive a doctoral degree from UCF. Dr. Inniss’s 40-year educational career includes being a principal for 22 years, an elementary school teacher, middle school mathematics teacher, Curriculum Resource Teacher, and Math Specialist. During her tenure as principal of one of the larger elementary schools in Florida, her students had the highest FCAT Writing scores for 5 consecutive years and the school was named one of the top 100 high performing schools in the State of Florida. She believes that all children deserve to receive the highest quality education and to be surrounded by educators who believe in the children they serve. Most recently she held the position of Principal-on-Assignment for a 3.75 million dollar federal grant for preparing school leaders. Her responsibilities with the grant included serving as a coach and mentor to newly appointed principals in the Orange County (FL) Public Schools, grant activity planning, and coordinating professional development components leading to effective school principals.
- Dr. Fred D. Johnson. Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University, Master of Education from the University of Memphis and Doctor of Education from the University of Tennessee. He served Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, in several capacities including Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Interim Superintendent. He also held the position as a Program Officer for the National Science Foundation and the President of the National Science Teachers Association. Dr. Johnson assists organizations as a STEM consultant.
- Dr. Mary Patt Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dominican College, Master of Education degree from Stetson University, and Doctor of Education degree from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Kennedy retired after 33 years as an educator in Volusia County, FL. During that time she served in a myriad of roles that included area superintendent, principal, assistant principal, administrative assistant, teacher, volunteer, and parent. Presently, Dr. Kennedy is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida.
- Terri M. Kinsey. Ms. Kinsey has experience as a teacher, school administrator, and district administrator. She has worked in elementary, middle, high and district level positions. Her experiences as chief of staff to the school superintendent and district spokesperson have provided her with a wealth of opportunities to be involved in systems operation. Over the past three years she has written numerous federal and state competitive proposals and has been awarded several million dollars in grant funds. Among Terri’s community activities, she serves as a grants reviewer for the local United Way and assists local non-profit agencies in grant writing. She is presently a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida.
- Dr. James B. Mitchell, Jr. Dr. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College and his Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from The University of Memphis. Dr. Mitchell retired after 34 years of service in the Shelby County School District. He served as superintendent of this 46,000 student organization, and he was selected as the 2000 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Mitchell now serves as School Leader in Residence for the Department of Leadership in the College of Education at The University of Memphis.
In regards to technological resources, William Bozeman & Associates, LLC has the hardware, software, and expertise to address complex problems and analyses. He and his associates have considerable experience in statistical systems including SPSS, SAS, and Minitab as well as general purpose productivity applications such as Microsoft Excel and Access. Human resource assets also have the capability of addressing WWW-based systems, networking applications, large commercial software packages including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and database applications applicable to major operational areas such as human resources, finance, instructional systems, and administration.
With respect to research methods, data analysis, and statistical knowledge, Dr. Bozeman has utilized in his research and evaluation activities a wide variety of procedures including common descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, correlation and regression models, multiple regression, non-linear models, nonparametric tests, analysis of covariance, factorial analysis of variance, and factor analysis. During his tenure as professor at 3 major universities, he was major professor, chair, or committee members on almost 200 doctoral dissertations. He and his Associates bring unrivaled expertise and experience.
Our mission is to deliver the highest standard of services to organizations in pursuit of educational excellence. To this end, we shall always endeavor to provide evidence-based data and information that are pertinent, credible, reliable, and useful in order to enable timely decision making and program improvement.