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Chris Jenkins, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Education

Chris Jenkins, PhD

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational leadership
  • Pre-service teaching and administrative clinical experiences
  • International education
  • Qualitative research
  • Rural education
  • English education


  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma\
  • B.A., Northeastern State University

Dissertation Title

Coming to America: Examining why international students choose to pursue a degree at Oklahoma State University

Selected Publications

  • Jenkins, C. & Vogel, L.R. (2015).   The effective school leader: Putting all the pieces together. In Vogel, L.R. & Jenkins, C. (Eds.), Increasing Student Achievement Through Effective School Leadership: Practitioners™ Perspectives.  New York: Nova Publishers.  
  • Atiles, J., Jenkins, C., Rayas-Duarte, P., Taylor, R., & Zhang, H.  (June 2014).  Service, cooperative extension, and community engagement in a modern land-grant university. In R. Sternberg (Ed.), The Modern Land Grant University.  Purdue University Press.  
  • Jenkins, C., Harris, E., Krumm, B., & Curry, K. (Fall 2012).  Cultivating a global mindset   in leadership preparation: Contextual implications.  Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2(3), 1-17.  
  • Adams, J. & Jenkins, C. (Fall/Winter 2009).  Playing Ball on the Field of Dreams:  An Examination of the Hits, Runs, and Foul Balls During the Inaugural Season of a Secondary Writing Center.  Inland, 28(1), 22-26.  
  • Jenkins, C. (June 2007). My painful first year teaching ESOL.  Essential Teacher, 4(2), 23-25.
  • Jenkins, C. (Spring 2007).  Consideration of community values in decision-making:  How one rural superintendent sees it.  Rural Educator, 28(3), 28-32.

Professional Experience

  • Faculty member and administrator for fourteen years at the University of Northern Colorado, Oklahoma State University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Tulsa Community College
  • Assistant Superintendent, Principal, and English teacher in Oklahoma for seven years