Educational Administration and Foundations
ED216 College of Education
Primary Research Focus
Social Justice Issues in Leadership Preparatory Programs Urban Principal Leadership
Development Qualitative Methodologies (case study, portraiture, ethnography, naturalistic
inquiry)Postmodern Theories ( Critical Race Theory) Mentoring Minority Women Faculty
Collette M. Bloom is currently an associate professor of educational administration
in the College of Education and research coordinator at Texas Southern University
in Houston, Texas. She received her Ed.D. from Texas A & M at College Station, Texas
in the area of educational administration. Her dissertation was entitled "Critical
Race Theory and the African American Woman Principal: Alternative Portrayals of Effective
Leadership Practices in Urban Schools".
She has published articles in Education and Urban Society, Educational Administration
Quarterly, Catholic Southwest's Journal of History and Culture, and Qualitative Inquiry.
Her master's degree was conferred by the University of Houston in the areas of educational
administration and supervision. She received her bachelor degree from Xavier University
of Louisiana in elementary education. With more than twenty-five years of experience
in public school education, Dr. Bloom has served in various teaching assignments,
supervisory and leadership positions at all levels of education in Louisiana and Texas.
In 2003, Dr. Bloom received recognition and awarded with a scholarship for her outstanding
dissertation by the American Educational Research Association's Research on Women's
Special Interest Group. Dr. Bloom is actively involved in many professional organizations,
including the American Educational Research Association, American Association of University
Women, University Council for Educational Administration and The American Historical
Association. With her varied experiences, Dr. Bloom continues to teach in the graduate
school, publish, conduct workshops and serve as a consultant to school districts.
Her research interests include urban principal leadership development, qualitative
methodologies, mentoring minority women faculty in academe, historical perspectives
of African American education, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) teacher preparation programs.
EDAS 534 – The Principal as a Supervisor
EDAS 537 – Principles of Educational Administration
EDAS 541 – Administration and Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction
EDAS 675 – Techniques of Supervision
EDAS 782 – Internship II
EDFD 581 – Foundations of Education
EDFD 576 – African American Education
Ed.D. Texas A& M University (College Station)
M.Ed. University of Houston
B.A. Xavier University of Louisiana