Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH
Dr. Short's primary research interests focus on the impact of higher
education reform on student access, success, and completion; the role
of organizational culture in academic quality work in higher education;,
variables impacting college readiness and effective collaboration
between k-12 and higher education; and leadership in organizations
for organizational change and restructuring as it relates to
Dr. Short served from 1993-1999 as Editor of the Journal of School Leadership and three terms on the Editorial Board of Educational Administration Quarterly, She currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, International Studies in Educational Administration (International Journal), the Handbook on Research in Educational Administration, and Cases in Educational Administration.
Dr. Short is recipient of the Jack Culbertson Award from the University Council on Educational Leadership for contributions to research on leadership as well as the 2009 Paul A. Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award for outstanding leadership contributions to higher education, She received the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the academy from the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration. She has developed the only empirically-derived measure of organizational empowerment, which has been used in over 500 research studies and translated into 13 languages, Dr. Short is an invited member of the Aspen Institute on the Future of Higher Education. She has served on the Washington DC-based National Policy Board for Educational Administration and as President of the University Council on Educational Administration, President of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, and President of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration. In recognition of her expertise in academic quality assessment in higher education, Dr. Short was selected to the Auditor Board, Australian Universities Quality Agency, Melbourne, AU. Dr. Short has received three teaching awards from the University of Missouri-Columbia where also serving as Department Head of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, she led the Department to its first ever ranking (#15) in US News & World Report. Prior to coming to the University of Houston in 2012, Dr. Short served 10 1/2 years as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents and as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of Missouri System prior to the Board of Regents' position.