Faculty & Staff

John C. Gillham, Ed.D.
John C. Gillham, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education and Chair of the Doctorate of Education Program in the College of Education
Year started at UF: 2015
Contact Information
Office Location: 300 Davis Street 174
Telephone: 419-434-5934
Credentials
Ed.D., Pepperdine University
M.S., Pepperdine University
B.A., San Diego State University
  • Academic Credentials:

    Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Pepperdine University
    Master of Science in Administration, Pepperdine University
    Bachelor of Arts in History, San Diego State University

    Dr. Gillham came to the University of Findlay in 2015. He teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels including EDUC 265 Human Growth and Development, EDFI 520 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, EDUC 701 Orientation to Doctoral Study, and EDUC 703 Policy Analysis. Dr. Gillham serves as the Chair of the University of Findlay's Doctorate of Education Program. 

    Dr. Gillham has more than twenty-five years of experience in K-12 and higher education. For eighteen years he served in public and private schools as a Social Studies teacher and administrator. During this time he also prepared teacher candidates for standardized teaching tests, which sparked his interest in teacher assessment. For eleven years Dr. Gillham worked with California’s new teacher induction program (BTSA Induction) as a mentor, district leader, and coordinator of the program across Los Angeles County at the L. A. County Office of Education, the nation's largest regional education agency. As a School Improvement Coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education, Dr. Gillham coached Title One schools in Program Improvement under No Child Left Behind. 

    Dr. Gillham holds a Bachelor Degree in History from San Diego State University, a teaching credential from California State University Fullerton, and a Masters of Educational Administration from Pepperdine University. He earned his doctorate (Ed.D) in the Organizational Leadership program at Pepperdine University, named one of the top 15 Organizational Leadership programs in the world by The Journal of Academic Excellence.

    Prior to coming to The University of Findlay, Dr. Gillham taught in the Masters of Education Program at Concordia University Irvine and in the Teacher Education Program at Ohio Northern University. While at Ohio Northern University Dr. Gillham also served as the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences which gave him primary responsibility for the academic programs of the eighteen departments and fifty majors in the college. Students in the college awarded Dr. Gillham the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award and the faculty elected him President Pro Tempore of the Faculty.

    Dr. Gillham’s research interests include teacher induction and evaluation and online doctoral programs.

    In his free time, Dr. Gillham enjoys running, cycling, traveling, reading, and spending time with his family.

  • Servi​ce to the Profession:

    Advisory Council Member, Mid-Western Educational Research Association 2018 - Present

    Co-Chair of Division K (2016-17) & A (2017-18) of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association 2016 - Present

    Program Review Consultant, Ohio Department of Higher Education 2016 - Present

    Proposal Reviewer for the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2016 - Present

    Proposal Reviewer for the Annual American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Meeting 2015 -Present

    Manuscript Reviewer for The Journal of the Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration 2016

    Reviewer, The Ohio Assessment for Educators, the new teacher licensure test created by the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson 2013 - 2015

    Editorial Committee member, 2013 Job Search Handbook for Educators, published by the American Association for Employment in Education 2013

    Selection Committee, The Van Wert Teacher Fellowship grant 2011

    Service to the University:

    Graduate Council Member (2016-present), Vice Chair (2017-18), Chair/Faculty Senate Vice Chair (2018-19​) 

    Member Graduate Faculty Standards committee 2016 - Present

    Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB) 2016 - Present

    Chairman of the Faculty Pro Tempore 2014 - 2015

    Member ex officio, Committee on Curriculum 2012 - 2014

    Member, Committee on Academic Qualifications 2011 - 2014

    Member, University Safety Committee 2013 - 2014

    Chair, Committee on Assessment 2013

    Member, the Reforming University Governance Group 2013

    Member, School Partnership Group 2011-2012

    Professional Associations:

    American Educational Research Association

    Mid-Western Education Research Association, Advisory Council, Division K & A Co-Chair

    Association of Teacher Educators

    American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education

    Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

    The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

    ASCD (formerly The Association for Supervision and Curricular Development)

    American Association for Employment in Education

    Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations

    Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education​

  • Problems of Practice: A Document Analysis of Education Doctorate Dissertations in Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice (in press) 2018

    New Teacher Perceptions: The Impact of an Induction Program on Teaching Standards Proficiency.  Chapter in The Association of Teacher Educators Yearbook XXV 2017

    The Preparation of New Teachers for the Profession: Ohio's Resident Educator Program In Leadership and Research in Education: The Journal of the OCPEA. 2017

    New Teacher Perceptions of Induction Programs: A Study of Open-Ended Commentary In Mid-Western Educational Researcher 28(3), pp. 218-231 2016

    The Implementation of the edTPA in Ohio During the Piloting Period, a state-wide study of universities in Ohio that credential teachers, unpublished paper 2015

    From Constructivism to Andragogy: The Constructivist Teacher in the Adult Classroom, an unpublished paper.

    Closing The Backdoor:  California’s SB 2042 Induction Programs And Teacher Retention In Two Public Schools Districts. Unpublished dissertation.​ 2008

  • ​Presentations:

    Excellence Online: A Reflection on Participation in an Online Course Design Program Evaluation.  Presentation at the 2018 Mid-Western Educational Research Association's Annual Meeting and Conference in Cincinnati, OH. 2018

    Problems of Practice: A Document Analysis of Education Doctorate Dissertations.  Presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY. 2018

    Educating Teacher Candidates for Policy Advocacy.  Presentation at the Ohio Consortium of Teacher Educator Organizations Spring Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. 2018

    From Passive Recipients to Policy Actors, Equipping Teachers and Teacher Educators to Enact Change.  Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2018 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. 2018

    Applicant Qualifications as Predictors of Doctoral Student Persistence.  Presentation at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association 2017 Annual Meeting. 2017

    High Stakes Teacher Assessment and Teacher Collaboration.  Presentation at the 2017 Mid-Western Symposium on Teacher Evaluation. 2017

    From Practitioner to Practitioner-Scholar, The Enculturation of Educational Leaders into Doctoral Study.  Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2017 Summer Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. 2017

    New Teacher Perceptions: Impact of an Induction Program on Teaching Standards Proficiency.  Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2017 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. 2017

    Research-Based Best Practices in the Development of Quality Online Doctorate Courses: an Interactive Workshop.  Presentation at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association 2016 Annual Meeting. 2016

    Educators in Innovative Spaces: Lessons Learned in the First Three Years of an Online Doctoral Program.  Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2016 Summer Conference in Louisville, KY 2016

    New Teacher Experiences with the Resident Educator Program.  Presentation at the 2016 Midwestern Symposium on Teacher Evaluation. 2016

    New Teacher Perceptions of Induction Programs: A Study of Open-Ended Commentary. Research Paper presented at the 2016 American Education Research Association Conference, Washington, D.C. 2016

    Bridging the Gap: The Preparation of Candidates for Teacher Induction Programs. Presentation at the 68th Annual American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Meeting, Las Vegas NV.

    How Should We Prepare Teacher Candidates for Teacher Induction Programs?: Accountability Through the ATE Teacher Educator Standards. Presentation at the 2016 Annual Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Meeting, Chicago, IL. 2016

    New Teacher Perceptions of Induction Programs: A Study of Open-Ended Commentary.  Paper presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual (MWERA) meeting. Mid-Western Educational Research Association Distinguished Paper Award 2015, Chicago, IL 2015

    The Alignment of Teacher Preparation to Teacher Induction Programs: A Multi-State Comparison.  Paper Presented at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) 2015 Summer Conference, Minneapolis, MN 2015

    Evolving Spaces: The Use of Technology In The Supervision Of Clinical Field Experiences. Presentation at the Society of Teaching and Learning Academy, Findlay, OH 2015

    The Implementation of the edTPA in Ohio During the Piloting Period, presentation at the 67th Annual AACTE Meeting, Atlanta, GA 2015

    Successful Implementation of Teacher Residence Programs, a presentation to the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Annual Meeting 2012