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Donna Rice, PhD

Faculty Senator

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Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Education
  • Quantitative and qualitative research
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Counseling


  • ​Ph.D., 2006, Education, GPA 4.0, Capella University. MS, 1980, Counseling and Human Development, GPA 4.0, Troy University, Total Credit hours earned semester: 35. BSED, 1971, Education, University of Georgia, Cum Laude, ASED, 1969 Chowan University, Magna Cum Laude; additional 12 hours in Education Fort Hays State University, 2016-2017.


  • ​An Examination of Emotional Intelligence: Its Relationship to Academic Achievement in Army JROTC and the Implications for Education

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​​Education
  • Quantitative and qualitative research
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Counseling,

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • ​Teaching Certificate GA, 1971/ NC, 1972
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, 2008
  • Communication Skills, 1990
  • Lions Quest Affiliate Trainer, 1995
  • Winning Colors Master Trainer/Certified Advanced Facilitator, 2017

Select Publications:

  • Rice, Donna M. (2018). The relationship of emotional intelligence to academic achievement. National Teacher Education Journal11(1), 27-32.
  • Rice, D. M., Wilson, J., & Bennetts, A. (2018). Effectiveness of a student response system supported curriculum and a middle school leadership program. International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA), 6(1), 48-62. doi:10.4018/IJCSSA.2018010104
  • Clapper, T.C., & Rice, D.M. (2017, May). Teaching conflict resolution in the bioecological system: Implementing Winning Colors®. Simulation & Gaming, 48(4), 539-552. doi:10.1177/1046878117709842
  • Rice, D.M. (2011), Qualities that exemplify student leadership. ACTE Techniques86(5), 28-31. 
  • Doyle, M., & Rice D. (2002, Nov), A model for instructional leadership. NASSP Principal Leadership. 
  • Rice, D.M. (Spring 2001), Army's JROTC Program builds character and high caliber capability. Character Education Partnership Newsletter.

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​Board Member: Veterans National Education Program, Marching Elites, Citizenship Project, College Options Foundation. Family Center of HOPE
  • Member: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Former Member: Association for Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Character Education Partnership (CEP)/taught middle school social studies