Lou L. Sabina

Lou L. Sabina

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Education is most effective when leaders understand what systems are in place and what constraints and opportunities they have to better the experiences for all members within those systems.

  • Ph.D., educational leadership, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.B.A., business administration, Oklahoma State University
  • M.Ed., early childhood education, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Certification, school administration, Point Park University
  • M.S., instructional leadership and instructional technology, Robert Morris University
  • B.S., business education, Robert Morris University

Contact

Course Sampling

  • EDUC 530 - Curriculum and Instructional Development
  • EDUC 540 - Educational Finance
  • EDUC 543 - Instructional Leadership and Supervision
  • EDUC 544 - Educational Management and Systems Planning
  • EDUC 575 - Action Research - Theory to Practice
  • EDUC 591 - Internship in Educational Leadership
  • EDUC 332V - The Human Diversity Experience in Professional Wrestling

Areas of Expertise

  • School Finance
  • Organizational Theory
  • Data Analysis
  • Curriculum Development
  • Professional Wrestling
  • Video and Tabletop Gaming

Biography

Lou L. Sabina is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Education at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he teaches courses in educational leadership. He has been in education for the past 19 years and has served as a business, mathematics, computer science, economics, and social studies teacher, as well as an elementary school administrator.

Sabina is a master reviewer with Quality Matters and had reviewed over 80 online courses for accreditation. He has worked for Pearson with educational test development and has worked in accreditation in his three previous positions. Sabina's hobbies include collecting video games (where he owns one of the 10 largest video game collections in the United States), traveling across the United States to amusement parks, saving and rescuing cats, professional wrestling and wine tasting. Sabina and his wife, Kiara, currently reside in DeLand, Florida.

Research

  • Succession planning in schools
  • Using theories of management to influence how schools function

  •  

    Restorative practices
  • International and comparative education
  • School finance and community demography

Publications

  • Huston, J., Sabina, K., Valentino, M., & Sabina, L. (2019). Implementing an early alert workflow process in higher education. Journal of Applied Social Science Research and Practice.
  • Shankar-Brown, R. & Sabina, L. (2019). Confronting poverty and educational inequities through innovative partnerships: Stetson University and Volusia County School District's Poverty and Homelessness Conference. In N. Jack (Ed.). Strategies for Creating Collaborative Relationships and Addressing Inequities in Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Sabina, L. (2019). State of the States 2018: An analysis of Montana P-20 school finance. Journal of Education Finance.
  • Krsmanovic, M., King, K., & Sabina, L. (2018). Where is the equity? Different states, different hurdles and rules for international students. Affordability of and access to U.S. Higher Education for international students. Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE), 159-172.
  • Sabina, L. & Curry, K. (2018). The practice of administrative supervision in an international context - The case of Vietnam. Journal of Global Education and Research, 1(2) 112-126.
  • Sabina, L. & Colwell, C. (2018). Challenges of principal succession - Examining challenges of hiring internal vs. external candidates. Athens Journal of Educational Research.
  • Curry, K., Sabina, L., Sabina, K., Richardson, S., & Mania-Singer, J. (2018). Advancing the promise of educational equity in Belize: A case study. American Journal of Social Science Research, 4(2) 22-32.
  • Sabina, L., Neupauer, N., & Sabina, K. (2018). Examining community college targeted expansions in a rural environment: The case of Butler County Community College. In M. Reardon & J. Leonard (Eds.).
  • School-University-Community Collaboration in Education in Higher Education. Charlotte, NC: IAP.
  • Sabina, L. (2017). State of the States 2016: An analysis of Montana P-20 school finance. Journal of Education Finance, 42(2).
  • Curry, K. & Sabina, L., & Loffi, J. (2016). Advanced Placement US History and the application of social justice. Administrative Issues Journal, 6(2).