James Tucker

James Tucker
Assistant Professor of Practice, Educational Administration
(757) 269-2217

A former assistant superintendent/chief human resources officer with the York County School Division and the Virginia Beach City Public School Division (Virginia), Dr. Tucker holds division superintendent qualifications and has served as director of school administration and secondary schools, middle school principal, and high school assistant principal in various public schools within Virginia.

Dr. Tucker has also served as a school improvement contractor for the Virginia Department of Education and as an adjunct instructor for The George Washington University and J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College.

He has presented various papers and instructional strategies at conferences and programs within the United States. Dr. Tucker’s research interests are identification of key concepts for successful administrator training and curriculum design.

Ed.D. Virginia Polytechnic and State University, C.A.G.S. Virginia Polytechnic and State University, M.A. Virginia State University, B.S. University of the District of Columbia


Tucker, J. R. (2002). Promoting your district. District Administrator, 38 (1).

In the News

GSEHD faculty and staff presented at the at the annual conference of the International Society of Educational Planners in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Abe Tekleselassie and Dr. Angel Ford, along with Dr. F. Alhamzi from Taibah University, gave a presentation entitled Global Higher Education Connections Panel Presentation -The Final Stages of Implementation: George Washington University and Taibah University Partnership. Dr. Tekleselassie, Dr. James Tucker, and Dr. Ford presented Planning for Successful School University Partnerships for Principal Training. Dr. Ford also gave a talk entitled Planning Professional Development Using Knowledge of Self-Determination Theory and Generational Theory.

Learn more about careers in educational leadership and administration from GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development faculty.