Dr. Julie Combs

Research Interests:

School Principals. Areas include: responsibilities, roles, stress & burnout, relational trust, needed research skills for the position, and professional development.

Courses Taught:

  • ASE 579 Research
  • ASE 668 Instructional Leadership
  • EDL 762 Methods
  • EDL 761 Program Evaluation
  • ASE 662 Practicum in School Administration


Brown, C., Combs, J. P., & Jackson, S. (2006). Using student feedback to improve faculty effectiveness in the classroom. In F. Dembowski, & L. K. Lemasters (Eds.), Unbridled spirit: Best practices in Educational Administration (pp. 266-273). Lancaster, PA: Proactive.

Bustamante, R. M., & Combs, J. P. (2006). How culturally competent is your school? Texas Study 16 (1), 32-34.

Combs, J. P., & Edmonson, S. L. (2006). Making sense of data-driven decision making. Insight 21(3), 20-23.

Combs, J. P. (2006).Understanding Burnout [spotlight article]. Texas Study 15(2), 2-4.

Edmonson, S. L., & Combs, J. P. (2006). Crunching numbers: Using data and evaluation to develop leadership capacity. Insight 21(1), 23-26.

Reed, D., Combs, J. P., Harris, A. J., Hines, M. T., Johnson, S., Parker, C. H., Robles-Pina, R. (2006). Gender equity for at-risk students. Journal of Education and Human Development 1(1).

Brown, W. J., & Combs, J. P. (2005). Alternative certification and teacher quality. National Forum of Teacher Education Journal 15(2), 31-35.

Combs, J. P. (2005). Academic reading assignments and the graduate student. In C. L. Fulmer, & F. Dembowski (Eds.), NCPEA Yearbook Educational leadership: Crediting the past, challenging the present, and changing the future (pp. 251-255). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Combs, J. P. (2005, Summer). Are you at risk of burnout? TEPSA Journal 69, 6-8.

Combs, J. P. (2005). Faculty meetings: A Reflection of the leader’s values. Texas Study 14(2), 27-29.

Combs, J. P. (2004, Winter). Pollution alert!  TEPSA Journal 68, 8-13.

Combs, J. P. (2003). How’s the air quality in your organization? Texas Study 13(1), 17-19.

Lutz, F. W., Watt, K. M., & Combs, J. P. (2006). Practical theory in educational administration. In J. A. Vornberg (Ed.), Texas Public School Organization and Administration: 2006 (pp. 269-300). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.