Persall, Maurice

Maurice Persall 

Dept. Chair, Educational Leadership

Department: Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies
Office: OBB 226

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ed.D. Educational Administration, Auburn University
  • MA.Ed. Educational Administration, University of Alabama
  • B.A. History, St. Bernard College
  • Biography

    Dr. Persall has served in his current role since 1993. Prior to coming to Samford, Dr. Persall served in a variety of roles as assistant state superintendent of education, superintendent of several boards of education and principal and assistant principal of junior high schools in Alabama. 


  • American Association of School Administrators
  • Alabama Association of School Administrators
  • Alabama Council for School Administration and Supervision
  • Phi Delta Kappa International
  • Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Vestavia Hills Parent-Teacher Association
  • The University of Alabama Capstone College of Education Society