Sample Articles and Book Chapters



  1. Xie, D. & Shen, J. (in press). Teacher leadership at different school levels: Findings and implications from 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey in US public schools. International Journal of Leadership in Education.


  1. Shen, J. & Cooley, V.E. (2012). Learning-centered leadership development program for practicing and aspiring principals. In K. L. Sanzo, S. Myran, A. H. Nomoore, A.H. (Eds.), Successful School Leadership Preparation and Development: Lessons Learned from US DoE School Leadership Program Grants (pp. 113-135). UK: Emerald Group Publishing.


  1. Shen, J., Cooley, V.E., Marx, G., Kirby, E., Whale, D.E. (2012). Data-informed Decision-making: A Guidebook for Data Points and Analyses for the School Improvement Team. In J. Shen (Ed.), Tools for improving school principals� work (pp. 137-168).New York: Peter Lang.


  1. Shen, J., Leslie, J.M., Spybrook, J.K., & Ma, X. (2012). Are principal background and school processes related to teacher job satisfaction? A multilevel study using Schools and Staffing Survey 2003-04. American Educational Research Journal, 49 (2), 200-230.


  1. Shen, J., & Xia, J. (2012). The relationship between teachers� and principals� power: Is it a win-win situation or zero-sum game? International Journal of Leadership in Education 15 (2), 153-174.


  1. Shen, J., Cooley, V., Ma, X., Reeves, P., Burt, W., Rainey, J.M., & Yuan, W. (2012). Data-informed decision-making on high-impact strategies: Developing and validating an instrument for Principals. Journal of Experimental Education, 80 (1), 1-25.


  1. Shen, J., Cooley, V., Reeves, P., Burt, W., Ryan, L., Rainey, J. M., & Yuan, W. (2010). Using data for decision-making: Perspectives from 16 principals in Michigan, USA. International Review of Education, 56, 435-456.


  1. Rodriguez-Campos, L., Rincones-Gomez, R., & Shen, J. (2008). Do teachers, principals, and superintendents perceive leadership the same way: A structural equation modeling test of a multi-dimensional construct across groups. Frontiers of Education in China, 3 (3), 360-385.


  1. Shen, J., & Cooley, V. (2008). Critical issues in using data for decision-making. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 11(3), 319-329.


  1. Burt, W., Cooley, V., Shen, J., Reeves, P., Yuan, W. (2008). Michigan public school principals� perception regarding the importance and actual use of instructional data: an ex post factor study. Journal of the alliance of Black School Educators, 7 (1), 75-86.