Lou L. Sabina

Lou L. Sabina

Assistant Professor and Associate Co-Chair of Graduate Education Programs

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.

  • PhD, educational leadership, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.BA, business administration, Oklahoma State University
  • MEd, early childhood education, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Certification, school administration, Point Park University
  • MS, instructional leadership and instructional technology, Robert Morris University
  • BS, business education, Robert Morris University


Course Sampling

  • EDUC 503 - History of Higher Education
  • EDUC 540 - Educational Finance
  • 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
  • EDUC 650 - Utilizing Educational Research
  • EDUC 663 - Psychology of Instruction
  • EDUC 685 - Directed Study

Areas of Expertise

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


Lou L. Sabina is currently an 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 21 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 150 online courses for accreditation. He has worked for Pearson with educational test development and has worked in accreditation in his three previous positions. In July 2019, Sabina was named the National Education Finance Association representative for Florida, which allows him to expand his research and policy interests to Florida Public Education. 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.


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


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


  • Sabina, L. (2020). State of the States 2019: An analysis of Florida P-20 school finance. Journal of Education Finance.
  • 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).