Barbara LaCost

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Barbara LaCost

Associate Professor

1988 Ph.D., Louisiana State University
1981 M.Ed., University of Illinois
1964 B.S., Illinois State University

Responsible for teaching graduate courses in Education Finance, Postsecondary Finance, Business Management of Schools, Research and Statistics; researching school finance equity issues and costs and benefits of involvement in distance education; developing an annual policy publication-Bulletin #5; serving on masters and doctoral degree committees; advising students; and supporting and shaping departmental policy and programs.

 

Editorships

  • Associate Editor, Connexions: National Council of Professors of Educational

Administration, August 2008 to 2012.

  • Consulting Editor, Enrollment Management Journal (December 2009 – 2011).
  • Editor, Enrollment Management Journal: (inaugural issue, December 2007; 2007 -2009).)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Women in Educational Leadership (inaugural issue, November 2002 to 2008)

Professional Highlights

Experience
1996 to present, Associate Professor, Dept of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE1990-1996, Assistant Professor, Dept of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE1989-1990, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA1989, Adjunct Professor, Dept of Administrative and Foundational Services, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA1988-1989, Education Program Manager, Dept of Research & Development, Bureau of Accountability, Louisiana Dept of Education, Baton Rouge, LA1985-1988, Research Assistant/Full-time Doctoral Student, Dept of Administrative & Foundational Services, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA1983-1985, Special Education Instructor-Upper Grade Site, Kankakee School District #111, Kankakee, IL1977-1983, Special Education Instructor, K-Grade 3 Site, Kankakee School District #111, Kankakee, IL1974-1977, Title VII Coordinator, Kankakee School District #111, Kankakee, IL1971-1974, Home-School Coordinator for Project CHILD, Kankakee School District #111, Kankakee, IL
Memberships
American Association of School AdministratorsAmerican Education Research AssociationAmerican Educational Finance AssociationAssociation of School Business OfficialsNational Council for Professors of Educational AdministrationNebraska Association of School Business OfficialsNebraska Council of School AdministratorsPhi Delta Kappa