Persall, Maurice

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Maurice Persall 

Professor and Chair, Educational Leadership

Department: Educational Leadership
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. Maurice Persall has been the chair of the educational leadership department in the School of Education 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