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Refereed Publications

Burns, T. & DiPaola, M. F. (2013). A study of organizational justice, organizational citizenship behavior, and student achievement in high schools. American Secondary Education, 42(1), 4 – 23.

DiPaola, M.F. & Wagner, C. (2011). Academic optimism of high school teachers: Its relationship to organizational citizenship behaviors and student achievement. Journal of School Leadership, 21(6), 891-924.

Kirby, M. M. & DiPaola, M. F. (2011). Academic optimism and community engagement in urban elementary schools. Journal of Educational Administration, 49(5), 542-562.

DiPaola, M.F. & Guy, S. (2009). The impact of organizational justice on climate and trust in high schools. Journal of School Leadership, 19, 382 – 405.

DiPaola, M.F. & Neves, P. M. (2009). Measuring organizational citizenship behavior across cultures: A construct comparison between American and Portuguese secondary teachers. Journal of Educational Administration, 47, (4), 490 -507.

Tschannen-Moran, M., Parish, J., & DiPaola, M.F. (2006). School climate: The interplay between interpersonal relationships and student achievement. Journal of School Leadership, 16, 386 – 415.

DiPaola, M.F., & Hoy, W.K. (2005). School characteristics that foster organizational citizenship behavior. Journal of School Leadership,15, (4), 387 – 406.

DiPaola, M.F. & Tschannen-Moran, M. (2005). Bridging or buffering: The impact of schools’ adaptive strategies on student achievement. The Journal of Educational Administration, 43(1), 60 – 71.

DiPaola, M.F., & Hoy, W.K. (2005). Organizational citizenship of faculty and achievement of high school students. The High School Journal, 88(3), 35 – 44.

DiPaola, M.F. , Tschannen-Moran, M. & Walther-Thomas, C. (2004, September). Principals and special education: The critical role of school leaders. Focus on Exceptional Children, 37(1).

DiPaola, M.F. & Tschannen-Moran, M. (2003, March). The principalship at a crossroads: A study of the conditions and concerns of principals. NASSP Bulletin, 87(634), 43 - 67.

DiPaola, M.F. (2003, winter). School vouchers: Will they undermine American public schools? Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest

DiPaola, M.F. & Walther-Thomas, C. (2002). Principals and special education: The critical role of school leaders. Center of Personnel Studies in Education, University of Florida. Retrievable from

DiPaola, M.F. (2002, winter). Dirty dancing. The Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, [On-line], 4 (1). Available:

DiPaola, M.F. & Tschannen-Moran, M. (2001, September). Organizational citizenship behavior in schools and its relationship to school climate. Journal of School Leadership, 11, 424-447.

DiPaola, M.F. & Stronge, J.H. (2001, June). Superintendent evaluation in a standards-based environment: A status report from the states. Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, 15(2), 97-111.

DiPaola, M.F., & Hoy, W.K. (2001). Formalization, conflict, and change: Constructive and destructive consequences in schools. The International Journal of Educational Management, 15(5). 238-244.

DiPaola, M.F. (2001, winter). The Hillcrest dilemma: Who is calling the shots? The Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, [On-line], 4 (1). Available:

DiPaola, M.F. (1999, fall). Scandal at Placido high: Coincidence or conspiracy? The Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership [On-line], 2 (3). Available:

DiPaola, M.F., & Hoy, W.K. (1994, winter). Teacher militancy: A professional check on bureaucracy. The Journal of Research and Development in Education, 27(2), 83-88.

Invited Publications not listed above

DiPaola, M.F. (2010). Superintendent evaluation: A whitepaper. Arlington, VA: American Association of School Administrators.

Adkins, C.P. & DiPaola, M.F. (2009, June). Shaping university culture: Challenges and opportunities for leaders in higher education. Pedagogia no ensino superior, 6, 5-36.

DiPaola. M.F. (2007, June). Revisiting superintendent evaluation. The School Administrator, 64(6).

DiPaola, M.F. (2005). Superintendent evaluation: Why bother?. NJASA Perspective, 13(4) 12-17, 29-30.

DiPaola. M.F. & Stronge, J. H. (2001 February). Credible evaluation: Not yet state of the art. The School Administrator, 58(2).

DiPaola, M.F. (2001 January). Administrator shortages: A challenging reality. VASS News, 13(5).

DiPaola, M.F. (2000 January). Evaluating the superintendent in the age of accountability. VASS News, 12(5).

DiPaola, M.F. (2000 January). Evaluating the superintendent: A board challenge. VASS News, 12(5).

DiPaola, M.F. (1996). Dimensions of leadership in strategic planning. NJASA Perspective, 12(3/4) 28-32.