ChristmanJimDr. Jim Christman, Associate Professor of Education

Contact Info:


Office Location: Ezell 106

Faculty Phone:   615.966.5185

Faculty Fax: 615.966.7628

Teaching Information:

Title: Associate Professor, Educational Leadership in Masters of Education Program

Courses: Learning Focused Leadership, Communications, Collaboration and Community Relations, Organizational Learning and Change,  Curriculum Design and Assessment

Start Date at Lipscomb: August 2011


  • B.S., Majors in history and social sciences with minors in education and English (Middle TN State University)
  • M.Ed., Majors in educational administration and supervision (Middle TN State University)
  • Ed.D., Major in curriculum and instruction development (Tennessee State University)

Area of Expertise:

  • Educational  leadership and management
  • Principalship,
  • Classroom management,
  • Hiring practices,
  • School law,
  • Professional development for schools,
  • Organizational management 
  • Personnel management practices

Primary Research Interest:

  • Effective teaching strategies
  • Career interest for high school students
  • How educational staff may help students in career selection
  • Management and organizational leadership

Grants and Contracts Awarded:

  • Previously awarded contracts for providing professional development seminars for public schools

Awards and Honors:

  • First President Tennessee Correctional Educational Association
  • Top three highest ranked adjunct professors in the College of Education at MTSU, 13 consecutive years

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Phi Delta Kappan
  • Tennessee Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (TASCD)


  • "Classroom Management Techniques"
  • "Using Effective Questioning to Enhance Learning"
  • "Engaging Students to Raise Test Scores"
  • "School Law as it Applies to the Classroom"
  • "Discipline and Effective Instruction, You Can’t Have One Without the Other"

Previous Experience:

  • Principal, Rutherford County School System  - Daniel McKee Alternative School
  • Senior Consultant – Tennessee State Department of Education
  • Assistant Director of Education – Tennessee Department of Correction