Dr. Jane Cobia

Associate Professor and Director, Ed.D. Educational Leadership

Cobia, Jane

Contact Information

Email: jcobia@samford.edu
Phone: 726-2054
Office: Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 227

Biographical Information

Dr. Jane Cobia is an associate professor and director of the doctoral program for the School of Education at Samford.  Dr. Cobia has spent 25 years in the public education arena serving as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, education specialist for the Alabama State Department of Education and superintendent. She has served as an education consultant for school improvement, on the ASCD Board of Directors, and is certified as a superintendent mentor trainer. She has taught as an adjunct of graduate level courses since 2001 for Jacksonville State University, University of Montevallo and Auburn University at Montgomery. She is executive director for Alabama ASCD, the treasurer for Sylacauga Rotary Club, and a founding member of the Marble Valley DAR. She serves on numerous boards and is active in professional and civic organizations (Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement, CLAS, ASCD, KDP, Boy Scouts of America, Omicron Delta Kappa).

Education:
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction with Administration, University of Alabama
M.A. Education with Administrative Certification, University of Alabama
B.S. Home Economics Education, Jacksonville State University
Graduate of Superintendent's Leadership Network
Graduate of Alabama Superintendent's Academy
Certified Superintendent Mentor Trainer
Member of:
Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement, board member
ASCD, international board member
CLAS, former president, board member
Alabama ASCD, Executive Director, former board member and president
Marble Valley DAR Chapter, organizing charter member, chaplain
Sylacauga Rotary, treasurer
Awards:
Leadership Alabama, Class XVI
CLAS State Leadership Award
Innovative Curriculum Award, Alabama ASCD
Area of Communications Exceptional Progress Award, ASCD
Publications:
Book, co-author,  Leadership for High Performing Schools: A Handbook for Action 2015
Article, co-author, Resiliency and The Whole Teacher, submitted for publication 2014
Article, co-author, Female School superintendents: Advantages and Barriers to Their Career Paths, MSERA, November 2013
Article, International Education – Visits, Views, and Observations, CLAS Leader, Volume 40, No. 2, 2012
E-newsletter, Editor, quarterly August 2012-present (11 issues) AASCD
Presentations:
ASCD International Conference, Houston, TX March 2015
Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI January 2015
KDP International Conference, Calgary, Canada October 2014
National Elementary School Principals Association, Nashville, TN July 2014
KDP Convocation, Dallas, TX  October 2013