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Southeastern professor receives national award for outstanding case study

Dr. Stewart Mayers received the Paula Silver Award.

Dr. Stewart Mayers received the Paula Silver Award.

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University education professor Stewart Mayers is the recipient of a prestigious award from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

Dr. Mayers and Dr. Sally J. Zepeda (professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Georgia),  authors of Communication and Trust: Change at the onset of Appointment to the Superintendency, received the Paula Silver Award for outstanding case study.


The UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.

The Paula Silver Case Award was instituted by UCEA in 1999 to memorialize the life and work of Paula Silver, a UCEA associate director and president-elect who made significant contributions to the program through excellence in scholarship, advocacy of women, and an inspired understanding of praxis. A sterling silver bowl is presented annually to the author(s) of the most outstanding case published during the last volume of the UCEA Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.

The cases are used as teaching tools in master’s and doctoral level education administration classes in universities across the country.

Mayers joined the Southeastern faculty in 2001. He earned his Ed.D. at the University at Georgia, his M.Ed. at Southeastern, and his B.A. at Baylor University.