LMU Graduate Faculty

Dr. David Burrell   David Ross Burrell
Assistant Professor, Graduate Education


EdD in Educational Administration , East Tennessee State University (1994)
MA + 45 in Educational Administration, East Tennessee State University (1976)
MA in Political Science, East Tennessee State University (1974)
BS in Political Science and History, East Tennessee State University (1970)

Other Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Tusculum College (1995-1996)  
  • Adjunct Professor, LMU (2003-2004)
Consulting/Outside Training
  • SACS Facilitator for School Improvement
  • Represented Tennessee on a Virginia District School System Quality Assurance Review Team
  • Represented Tennessee on an Arkansas District School System Quality Assurance Review Team
Honors and Awards

  • Received Top Ten School in the State of Tennessee (1987)
  • Nominiated for Principal of the Year in Tennessee from East Tennesse Region (2003)               
Professonal Presentations

  • Led efforts to facilitate the development of a museum in Blountville, Tennessee, to secure grants (began project while working with the school system)


  • Analysis of leadership factors whic affect school improvement

Professonal and Scholarly Affiliations
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (certified facilitator)