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Russell Claxton, Ed.D.

Russell ClaxtonOnline Chair, School of Education

rlclaxton@liberty.edu
(434) 592-5825

Education

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, University of Georgia
  • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, University of Georgia
  • M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, University of West Georgia
  • B.S. in Human Resources Management, Liberty University

Courses Taught

  • Advanced School Law
  • Advanced Leadership Theory

Professional Memberships

  • Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
  • International Consortium of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL)

Biography

Russ Claxton serves as an Associate Professor at Liberty University and is the Administrative Online Chair. He began his career in business and transitioned into K12 education with a focus on Educational Leadership. He has since worked as a teacher/coach, Dean of Students, Assistance Principal, and Principal at the high school and middle school level. After 21 years in public schools, Russ transitioned into online leadership and teaching. Today, Russ enjoys supporting online instructors and teaching courses in educational leadership and school law.

Publications

  • Claxton, B. L., Claxton, R. L., Keith, D. L., &Yocum, R. G. (2018). Support Services for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education. Journal of College Orientation and Transition (JCOT), 25 (1), 5-16.
  • Beam, A. P. & Claxton, R. L. (2017) Professionalism in Education: Hitting Your Mark (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Beam, A. P., Claxton, R. L., & Smith, S. J. (2016). Challenges for novice principals: Facing 21st-century issues in school administration. Journal of California Association of Professors of Education Administration, 27, 147-162.
  • Claxton, R. L. (2015). What administrators look for in a new teachers. In E.C. Pinkie & A. P. Beam, Professionalism in Education: Hitting Your Mark. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Claxton, R. L. (2015). Interviewing skills for new teachers. In E.C. Pinkie & A. P. Beam, Professionalism in Education: Making the Mark. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Claxton, R. L. (2015). The many hats teachers wear. In E.C. Pinkie & A. P. Beam, Professionalism in Education: Making the Mark. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Beam, A. P., Claxton, R. L., & Smith, S. J. (2014). Challenges for novice principals: Facing 21st-century issues in school administration. In Educating global citizens: Proceedings of the Kappa Delta Pi Conference on Learning, Leadership, and Practice (pp. 107-120). Indianapolis, IN: Kappa Delta Pi.
  • Claxton, R. L. (2013). Proactive measures for school safety. In S. J. Smith & J. A. Swezey (Eds.), Public & private school administration: An overview in Christian perspective (pp. 121-140). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Claxton, R. L. (2013). Developing a school’s greatest asset: The faculty. In S. J. Smith & J. A. Swezey (Eds.), Public & private school administration: An overview in Christian perspective (pp.73-86). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Tilley, T. B., Smith, S. J., & Claxton, R. L. (2013). Success despite socioeconomics: A case study of a high-achieving, high-poverty school. Journal of School Public Relations, 34(2), 292-317.
  • Claxton, R. L. (2001, May). School Counselors’ and Administrators’ Perceptions of Middle School to High School Transition Programs (doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest Information and Learning, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • School Law
  • School Safety
  • School Transitions