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Dr. Valerie S. Fields
Valerie S. Fields

EducationVisiting Associate Professor, Educational LeadershipTurner Hall D-Wing 247803-536-8574

Valerie S. Fields

Dr. Valerie S. Fields is a visiting associate professor in educational leadership. Her role is meeting educators aspiring to be leaders and those that are in leadership where they are and providing pathways for them to be successful.


  • Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), Louisiana Tech University
  • Educational Specialist, Administration and Supervision, University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Master of Education, Administration and Supervision, University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Southern University A & M College.


Faculty Roles

  • 2016-Current Visiting Associate Professor
  • 2009-2014 Associate Professor
  • 2011-12 LiveText Administrator
  • 2009-2012 Middle School Coordinator

Administrative Roles

  • 2007-2009; 2012 Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director for the SC Real Estate Foundation
  • 2006-Assistant and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Research Interests

Technology in School Leadership Trends, Personnel Management, Assessment, and School Community Relations


  • EAM 736 Personnel Administration- Examined the personnel management process in the public schools. Focused on areas and problems such as teacher supply, recruitment and selection process, in service training and staff development, teacher welfare policies, the legal rights and liabilities of school personnel, etc.
  • EDCI 751-Principles and Procedures in Designing Curriculum- Systematic curriculum planning was introduced to students to develop models for planning, formulating plans, and outlining a curriculum design for an educational setting. Theory and techniques of curriculum construction were adapted to address special needs of schools
  • EAM 799-Special Topics in Education Administration (Instructional Technology)-Designed course to enhance the skills of school administrators in the area of technology leadership. Provided an overview of the utilization of technology to enhance decision making, institute long-term planning, and regulate the day-to-day operations of the organization.


  • Conway, L.S.C., Sims, Y., Quareles, A.M., Burnette, D.M., Stanley, M.H., James, M.A., Fields, V.S., et al., (2018). “Faculty’s examination of virtual learning strategies to communicate with students.” In Scheg, A. G., & Shaw, M. (Ed.), Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses (pp. 42- 60). Idea Group Inc. 
  • Rakes, G.C., Fields, V.S., & Cox, K.E. (2011). The influence of teachers' technology use of Instructional practices. In L. Shrum (Ed.), Considerations on Educational Technology Integration: The Best of JRTE (pp. 411-426). Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education. 
  • Rakes, G.C., Fields, V.S., & Cox, K.E. (2006). Teacher levels of technology integration on student achievement in reading and mathematics. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 38(4), 409-424. 
  • Fields, V. S. (2004). The relationships of teachers’ levels of technology integration on student achievement in reading and mathematics. Louisiana Tech University 
  • Fields, V.S. & Holland, G. (1998). Outcomes of students enrolled in developmental education courses. (Eric document reproduction service No. Ed 429338).