Wanda Maulding-Green, Ph. D.
Office Hours

UCOM 3119
TW 1-4 and
by appointment
Ph: (251) 380-2882
Fax: (251) 380-2758
307 University Blvd., S.
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Wanda Maulding-Green, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
Educational Leadership and Administration

B.S., Millsaps College, Education, 1983
M.Ed., Mississippi College, Educational Leadership, 1993
Ed.D., The University of North Texas, 1998
Teaching Philosophy
As Christa McAuliffe so aptly put it, “I touch the future. I teach.” It is a true honor to have the opportunity to help shape the future by preparing educational leaders. My role as an instructor is help students recognize and develop their leadership potential; as a dissertation advisor to help them learn to investigate, research and study issues that improve education; and, as a mentor to support and encourage them.

And further, as Bill Gates shared, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” My goal is to help change students into strong, empowered, confident leaders. Helping others realize their dreams is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling opportunity.
In 1995, Daniel Goleman released his best-seller, ‘Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ.’ The book and it’s concepts intrigued me then and still do 20 years later. Blending the work of Goleman, Gardner (Multiple Intelligences), and Marquis and Tilcsik (Imprinting), I am now devoting my research toward an amalgamation of these works which will be termed Leadership Intelligence. This theory holds that the soft skills a leader possesses are as integral a part of leadership as is 'hard' knowledge (i.e. technical skills, academic competencies, etc).
Most of my outreach recently has been working with students at their respective settings to solve current concerns. Some of those are in the K-12 building level, others here at South, and yet others at nearby colleges and universities. I really enjoy this as it allows me to become more involved with my students while having an impact in the community at-large.
I have Southern roots, being born in Louisville, Kentucky, and reared in rural Mississippi. I received my bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College, my master’s from Mississippi College, and my doctorate from The University of North Texas. I spent the first 16 years of my professional career as a science teacher, coach, and school administrator. The last 15 have been in higher education. I have had the fortune to direct both college (CAEP) and university accreditation (SACS), as well as had the pleasure to serve as a department chair, associate dean, and dean.

I am currently an associate professor of Educational Leadership at the University of South Alabama and love my job. My colleagues are fun, inspirational, and hard-working and my students are the best! They are bright, driven, and eager to learn. I am truly blessed.

I am married to an incredible man, have two wonderful daughters, two beautiful granddaughters and a loving miniature schnauzer and standard poodle. I love to spend time with my family, write, and play golf.




EDL/HED 631 – Seminar in Educational Management Skills
EDL/HED 695 – Mentoring Leadership
EDL 692 – Research Project Seminar
EDL 699 – Research Project
EDL 799 – Dissertation