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Faculty and Staff

Henry Tran, MPA, SHRM-CP, PHR, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Educational Leadership and Policies
College of Education
Email: htr@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-1503
Office:

Wardlaw 306

Henry Tran

Biography

Henry Tran is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policies who studies issues related to education human resources (HR) and finance. He has published numerous articles on the topics, including several with students. He holds two national HR certifications and serves on the board of advisors for the National Education Finance Academy. 

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education (with an emphasis in School Organization and Education Policy) from University of California Davis

Masters in Public Administration (with a concentration in Public Human Resources Management) from California State University East Bay

Bachelors of the Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from San Francisco State University

Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

Society of Human Resource Management - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

Areas of expertise

Education Strategic Human Resources Management, Education Finance and Quantitative Methods

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Tran, H., McCormick, J., & Nguyen, T.  (2018). The Cost of Replacing South Carolina High School Principals. Management in Education, 32 (3), 119-117. Can be accessed at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0892020617747609

Jarrett, P., Tran, H., & Buckman, D.G. (2018). The Effects of Sex and Professional Experience on Superintendent Selection Decisions by School Board Chairsperson. Journal of Scholarship and Practice. Spring 2018. Retrieved from http://aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/JSPSpring2018.FINAL.pdf

Buckman, D., & Tran, H. (2018). Internal and External Elementary Principal Hiring and Minimal Student Achievement: A 5-year cohort model. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 13(1). Retrieved from http://www.ncpeapublications.org/index.php/volume-13-number-1-spring-2018/750-internal-and-external-elementary-principal-hiring-and-minimal-student-achievement-a-5-year-cohort-model

Tran, H., & Smith, D. (2017). The Impact of Employer Sponsored Educational Assistance Benefits on Community College Student Outcomes.  Journal of Student Financial Aid, 47(2). http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol47/iss2/4/

Tran, H., & Buckman, D. G. (2016). The Impact of Principal Movement and School Achievement on Principal Salaries. Leadership and Policy in Schools. In Press. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15700763.2016.1197279

Tran, H. (2016). Does the Pay Stance of South Carolina Public School Districts Influence their Math and Science Achievement Scores? Journal of Education Finance. In Press.

Buckman, D.G., Tran, H., & Young, I.P. (2016). Does Collective Bargaining Influence the Pay Satisfaction of Elementary School Teachers? AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 13 (1).

Tran, H. (2016). The Impact of Pay Satisfaction on High School Principals’ Turnover Intentions. Educational Management Administration & Leadership. In Press. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1741143216636115

Tran, H., & Buckman, D. G. (2016). The Impact of Principal Movement and School Achievement on Principal Salaries. Leadership and Policy in Schools. In Press. 

Tran, H., & Bon, S. (2015). Assessing Multiple Stakeholders' Perceptions of an Effective  Principal Evaluation System. Education Leadership Review, 16(2), 1-15

Tran, H. (2015). Personnel vs. Strategic Human Resource Management in Public Education [pdf]. Management in Education, 29(3), 112-118.

Tran, H., Hogue, A.M, & Moon, A.M. (2015). Attracting Early Childhood Teachers to South Carolina’s High Needs Rural Districts: Loan Repayment vs. Tuition Subsidy [pdf]. Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina.

Tran, H., & Smith, D.A. (2015). A Comparison of Relevant Labor Markets to Determine Full-Time Community College Faculty Salaries. Journal of School Public Relations, 36(2), 155- 175.

Tran, H. (2015). Does District Performance and the Regional Labor Market Influence How Districts Pay Principals in California? Journal of School Public Relations, 35(4), 511-541.

Buckman, D.G. & Tran, H. (2015). The Relationship between School Size and High School Completion: A Wisconsin Study. Journal of Education Policy, Planning & Administration, 5(7).

Peer-Reviewed Published Textbooks

Tran, H. (2018). Taking the Mystery Out of South Carolina School Finance. 2nd Edition. ICPEL Publications. Ypsilanti, Michigan. 

Tran, H. (2016). Taking the Mystery Out of South Carolina School Finance. NCPEA Press. Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Selected presentations

Tran, H., Platt, S., Sumpter, R., Nallo, B., & Hutto, M. Engineering Faculty Diversity Initiatives (2017). Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Tran, H., & Buckman, D. (2017). The relationship between teachers' pay and student drop out in Florida. Paper will be presented at the 2017 National Education Finance Conference.

Tran, H. (2017). The cost of replacing high school principals in South Carolina. Paper presented at the 2017 National Education Finance Conference.

Tran, H. (2016). Do South Carolina public school districts' teacher market pay stance influence math and science achievement scores. Paper presented at the 2016 National Education Finance Conference.

Tran, H. & Smith, D. (2016). Section 127 of the internal revenue code (26 USC 127): Employee education assistance and the community college. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2016 Council for the Study of Community Colleges Conference.

Tran, H. & Bon, S. (2015). “Assessing Multiple Stakeholders’ Perceptions of an Effective Principal Evaluation System.” Paper presented at the 2015 National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference.

Smith, D.A., & Tran, H. (2015). “Performance Accountability and Community College: Using Institutional Performance to Determine Faculty Salaries.” Paper presented at the 2015 Academic World National Conference.

Tran, H. (2015). “Does District Performance and the Regional Labor Market Influence How Districts Pay Principals in California.” Paper presented at the 2015 National Education Finance Conference.

Tran H., & Buckman, D. G. (2015). “Do Principal Movement and School Achievement predict Principal Salaries?” Paper presented at the 2015 National Education Finance Conference.

Awards

National Education Finance Academy Distinguished Fellow Award. 2017

Early Career Award in Research, College of Education at University of South Carolina. 2016

Best Paper Award Winner from the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education 2015   

Media Mentions

Zhu, M. (2018). It’s not just teacher retention; School principal turnover is also concerning. WATCH FOX. Retrieved from https://wach.com/news/local/its-not-just-teacher-retention-school-principal-turnover-is-also-concerning

Dubensky, B. (2018). Replacing South Carolina high school principals costly for school districts. South Carolina Radio Network. Retrieved from https://www.southcarolinaradionetwork.com/2018/07/24/replacing-south-carolina-high-school-principals-costly-for-school-districts/

Bowers, P. (2018). Cost of replacing a South carolina principal: $24,000, says a new study. Post and Courier. Retrieved from http://www.postcourier.com/news/cost-of-replacing-a-south-carolina-principal-says-new-study/article_4afc41fc-8ea7-11e8-9858-bb01f86d57e5.html

Love, I. (2017).Employer tuition assistance boosts student success, provides revenue to community colleges.The Assoiation of Community College Trustees. Perspectives. Retrieved from http://perspectives.acct.org/stories/employer-tuition-assistance