Dr. Peggy Connell

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

Connell, Peggy

Contact Information

Email: phconnel@samford.edu
Phone: 726-2783
Office: Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 219

Biographical Information

Dr. Connell has been married to her husband, Jack, for over 40 years. They have three adult sons, three daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren: Ross, Walt and Ally.



Ph.D. Educational Research/Psychology with a minor in Administration and Supervision, University of Alabama
Ed.S. Guidance and Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.A. Guidance and Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S. English and Business Education, Jacksonville State University
Member of:
Dean’s Committee, Alliance for Leadership in Education
Associate Dean’s On-line Task Force
OBB School of Education Assessment Committee
Mid-South Educational Research Association
AASCD (Alabama Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership
ASCD (Association of Supervision and CurriculumDevelopment)
Professional of the Year Award, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, 2011
Distinguished Service Award, Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors, 2010
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. Woman of Distinction, 2009
Distinguished Service Award, Georgia School Superintendents Association, 2004
Outstanding Distinguished Professional, Girls Scouts of Cottaquilla Council, 2001
Outstanding Educational Leadership Award, Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998
“Identification of Resources to Increase Female Representation in the Superintendency”, a paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Lexington KY, 2012
“Common Core Standards:  Uncommon Expectations, Uncommon Collaboration”, AASCDE- Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, December 2012
“Unfunded Mandates Hurt Public Perception", Alabama School Boards Journal, May, 1998
"A Quality Education Process:  Improving Student Achievement", People and Education, Vol. 3, No. 3, December, 1995 (co-author)
"The Effects of an Extra Year Program After Kindergarten on Students' School Achievement and Self Esteem."  A paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Knoxville, TN, 1992 and New Orleans, LA, 1993
Co-Presented “Monitoring Student Achievement through a GAPSS Analysis, at the Large System Superintendents meeting, Savannah, Georgia, January 2008
Presented a workshop entitled “Student Achievement and the Muscogee Accountability Plan(MAP)” at the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instruction Supervisors (GACIS), Fall Conference, Athens, Georgia, 2005
Presented a workshop entitled, “Visionary Leadership” at the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Winter Conference, San Francisco, 2004
Presented at the Model Schools Conference in Washington, D. C., 2004
Presented a workshop entitled “Alternative Personnel Selection Process” at AASCD Winter Conference in January, 1998