StaggsHankDr. Hank Staggs, Director for M.Ed. Educational Leadership and M.Ed. Off-campus Cohorts, Associate Professor of Education

Contact Info:


Office Location: Ezell 311

Faculty Phone:  615.966.6171

Faculty Fax: 615.966.7628

Teaching Information:

Title: Program Director for M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Off-campus Learning, Associate Professor of Education

Courses: EG5333 Professional Accountability

Start Date at Lipscomb: March 2008 as an Adjunct; August 2012 Full time


  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Freed-Hardeman University)
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Freed-Hardeman University)
  • Doctor of Education in Administration and Supervision (Tennessee State University)


  • Tennessee Professional Administrator License PK-12
  • Tennessee Professional Teaching License Mathematics 7-12
  • Tennessee Certified TEAM Evaluator

Area of Expertise:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Professional Accountability and School Law
  • Leadership Coaching

Primary Research Interest:

  • Educational Leadership

Awards and Honors:

  • Highly Effective Principal, Tennessee Department of Education, 2011
  • Principal Core Coach, Tennessee Department of Education, 2012

Professional Affiliations:

  • ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • Phi Delta Kappan International
  • Professional Educators of Tennessee

Publications and Presentations:

  • Introduction to the Common Core for School Principals, Tennessee Department of Education Training, 2012

Previous Experience:

  • Principal, Freedom Intermediate School, Franklin, TN (2007 – 2012)
  • Assistant Principal, Poplar Grove School, Franklin, TN (2005 – 2007)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN (2008-2012)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN (2002 – 2010)
  • Middle School Principal, Goodpasture Christian School, Madison, TN (1997-2005)
  • Math and Bible Teacher, Goodpasture Christian School (1995 – 1997)
  • Math and Bible Teacher, Jackson Christian School, Jackson, TN (1993 – 1995)