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Dr. Matthew Capps

Fax
(940) 397 4694
Title
Professor
Location
Bridwell Hall
Room
201F

Bio

Dr. Matthew Capps currently serves as professor of Educational Leaderships at the West College of Education. During his 25+ years in education, Dr. Capps has served as a junior high and high school science teachers, public school administrator, professor of educational leadership and graduate faculty member at the University of Arkansas, as well as MSU. In that time, he has worked with students from Pre-Kindergarten through PhD graduate students. Dr. Capps’ research interest more recently focus on the impact of data on educational policy and practice, specifically, better understanding how data informs current policy and practice and better ways to accurately measure impact in the future. While Dean of the West College of Education, Dr. Capps has acquired over $2.0 million in private funding for the West College of Education and authored $7 million in federal funding while serving as Interim Dean of the Billie Doris McAda Graduate School. Dr. Capps serves on the Board of Visitors for CAEP, is a lead reviewer for and NELP.

Other Positions

Undergraduate Education and Assessment

CAEP Coordinator

Bridwell Hall BH 201F
(940) 397 4694
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas A&M University PhD 2003
Midwestern State University Bachelor of Science
Midwestern State University Master of Education
Employer Position Start Date End Date
University of Arkansas Assistant Professor 07/01/2004 05/15/2006

Research

Books

Shoemaker, M., Capps, M., & Muffo, J. (2014) Assessment in the disciplines:

Applied disciplines. Colleges building bridges for student success: A Sourcebook. Edited by McLaughlin, G, Howard, R. McLaughlin, J., and Knight B.

           

Holt, C. & Capps, M.A. (2006). No Child Left Behind: Implications as viewed by Arkansas superintendents and patrons. Unbridled spirit: Best practices in Educational Administration. Published by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration.


             Refereed journals

Curry, D.L., Reeves, E., Capps, M., & McIntyre, C.J. McIntyre. (2018). Do teacher

credentials matter? An examination of Teacher Quality. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 20(1-2), 9-18.

 

Huang, S., H., Capps, M. & Orellana, P (2015). U.S. and Chilean College

Students’ Reading Practices: A cross-cultural perspective.


Huang, S., Ruan, J. & Capps, M. (2014). What Sociocultural Factors Influence Chinese

Middle School Students’ Reading Motivation in Taiwan. Quarterly Journal of Chinese Studies 3(2), 55-76

 

Huang, S., Capps, M.A. (2014). Reading Habits of College Students in the USA.

Reading Psychology 34(5), 437-467.

 

Capps, M.A. (2013).Balancing the needs: School administrator versus educational

diagnostician. The DiaLog.42(3), p. 12-14.

 

Huang, S., & Capps, M.A. (2013). Impact of online social network on American

college students’ reading practice. The College Quarterly, 16(1).

 

Capps, M.A., Burger, M. & Holt, C. (December 2011). Choosing teaching in Texas.

Texas ATE Forum.1, p. 89-102.

                       

                       Huang, S., Capps, M.A. Blacklock, J. (2012) Reading habits of American college

students. Reading Psychology


                       Huang, S., Capps, M.A. (2013 under review). Support for second grade students’

vocabulary development utilizing technology. Reading Psychology

                       Capps, M.A. and Miller, M.T. (2006). Essential elements for new student orientation:

           The perspective of secondary school personnel. Journal of College Orientation               and Transition,13(2), 29-40.

                       

Capps, M.A. (2005). Teacher perceptions of students sense of belonging. Journal of      Educational Research and Policy Studies 4,2.

 

Holt, C.R., DeVore, J.B., Denny, G.S., Smith, R.M. and Capps, M. (2007). Learning        preferences of 5th and 6th grade students in northwest Arkansas. International    Journal of Arts and Sciences, 2(2), 29-33.


Holt, C. R., Denny, G. S., Capps, M., & DeVore J. B. (2005). Teachers’ ability to         perceive student learning preferences. Teachers College Record.

Holt, C. R., Smith, R. M., & Capps, M. A. (2004). School facilities: The state    department’s influence. The AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice.

 

Huang, S. H. & Capps. A. (2012, In Progress). A mixed method study on Preservice

Teachers’ Reading Practice. 

           Conference Proceedings

                       Capps, M.A., & Huang, S.H. (2015). Reading habits of college students in the USAIn

C. Shoniregun and G Akmayeva (Eds.), Proceedings from the Ireland international conference on education (p. 81-87). Dublin: Infonomics Society.

 

           Published Technical Reports

                       Bral, C., Curry, D.L, & Capps, M.A. (2017) Council for the Accreditation of Educator

Preparation Self Study Report


Gupta, D & Capps, M.A. (2016). National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics

Specialty Program Area program report.

           

McIntyre, C.J. & Capps, M.A. (2016). National Council for the Teachers of English

Specialty Program Area program report.


Cartwright, A. & Capps, M.A. (2016). National Council for the Social Studies

Specialty Program Area program report.


Curry, D.P., & Capps, M.A. (2016). National Science Teachers Association Specialty

Program Area program report.

 

Capps, M.A. (2010). Building Level Educational Leadership Constituent Council                                              Specialty Program Area program report.

Capps, M.A. (2010). District Level Educational Leadership Constituent Council                                              Specialty Program Area program report.

Capps, M.A. & Wood, J. (2010). National Association for Sport and Physical                                             Education Specialty Program Area program report.

Capps, M.A. & Hollabaugh, L. (2010). American Council on the Teaching of Foreign                          Languages Specialty Program Area program report.

Capps, M.A. & Mitchell, P. (2010). National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics                          Specialty Program Area program report.

           

Capps, M.A. & Henschel, S. (2010). National Council for the Teachers of English                                          Specialty Program Area program report.

Capps, M.A. & Collins, M. (2010). National Council for the Social Studies                                   Specialty Program Area program report.

Capps, M.A. & Hammer, M. (2010). Association for Childhood Education International

                                   Specialty Program Area program report.

Capps, M.A. (2010). National Science Teachers Association Specialty Program Area                        program report.

Presentations

Capps, M.A. & Huang, S. (2015). Reading habits of college students in the USA.

Ireland International Conference on Education, Dublin, Ireland.

Huang, S. Capps, M.A., and Blacklock, P.J. (2013). Reading habits of college students

in the United States. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

           Huang, S. and Capps, M.A. (2011). Reading habits of American college students: The                          mysteries of motivation. Paper presented at the International Association for                         Literary Journalism Studies 6th International Conference, Brussels, Belgium.

           Capps, M.A. (2010). Mapping outcomes through curriculum and programs for                                      improvement and accreditation. Paper presented at the TK20 Users Conference.                         Austin, TX.  Invited

           Capps, M.A., Simpson, G. (2010). Avatar Teaching: Day in the Life. Annual Deans’                                   and Directors’ Meeting “Putting all the Pieces Together”. Texas Education                          Agency, Austin, TX Invited

           Capps, M.A., Simpson, G, Owen, J., Schreiber, J, Gore, M., Dixon, L & Graves, E.                              (2010). Virtual Assessment of Pre-Service Teacher Dispositions. Paper                                        presented at the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education 62nd                          Annual Meeting and Exhibits. Atlanta, GA.

           Capps, M.A. (2009). The Path from college level adoption to full institutional                                     commitment: Trials and triumphs. Paper presented at the TK20 Users                                          Conference. Austin, TX. Invited

           Capps, M.A. (2009). The Renaissance teacher work sample as evidence for                                         accreditation. Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research 49th                             Annual Forum. Atlanta, GA.

           Holt, C.R., Gausman P.R., Capps, M.A., & Hewitt, P.M (2009). Case study of a                                          midwestern school district: Building challenges lead to “Must Pass Bond                                          Situation” in Riverside school district. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting                               of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration’s                                          Conference within a Conference at the American Association of School                                       Administrators’ National Conference. San Francisco, CA, February 19-21,                                 2009.


Capps, M.A. Barbosa, D., Burger, M..B, & Owen, J. (2009). North Texas principal’s      center. Paper presented at the Texas Association of school administrators Mid-   Winter Conference in the Texas Council of Professor of educational        Administration.

Capps, M.A. (2008). Integration and analysis of the teacher work sample. Paper presented at the TK20 Users Conference. Austin, TX.


Capps, M.A., Holt, C.R., & Burger, M.B. (2008). Choosing teaching in Texas: Application of the FIT-Choice Scale across Texas universities. Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of educational Administration annual           meeting in San Diego, CA.


Capps, M.A. Barbosa, D., Burger, M..B, & Owen, J. (2008). North Texas principal’s      center. Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of educational       Administration annual meeting in San Diego, CA.


Holt, C., Massey, L., Capps, M., & Hewitt, P. (2008). School bond success for a   midwest school district: A case study. Paper presented at the National Council  of Professors of educational Administration annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

                       

Capps, M.A. & Holt, C.R. (2007). Followership as a function of teaching. Paper          presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration  annual meeting in Washington DC.


Capps, M.A. Smith, K, & Callahan, A. (2007). Implementation of Teacher Work            Sample. Presented at the Texas Association of Teacher Educators Summer  Conference in Austin, TX.


Capps, M.A. & Holt, C.R. (2006). Followership in the public schools. Paper presented          at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration annual   meeting in Washington DC.

 

Holt, C. R. & Capps, M.A. (2006). No Child Left Behind: Implications as viewed by

           Arkansas superintendents and patrons. Paper presented at the National Council                    of Professors of Educational Administration annual meeting in Washington DC.

 

Capps, M.A., & Holt, C.R. (August, 2005). The Teachers’ Role in Middle School           Students’ Sense of Belonging. Paper presented at the National Conference of   Professors of Educational Administration, Washington, D.C.


Capps, M. A., & Holt, C. R. (April, 2005). Teacher perceptions of middle

           school students’ sense of belonging. Paper presented at the American       Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Montreal, CA.

 

Holt, C. R., DeVore J., Denny G., & Capps, M. (August, 2005). 7th and 8th

           grade learning preferences in northwest Arkansas. Paper presented at the

           National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration, Washington, D.C.


Capps, M. A., & Holt, C. R. (August, 2004). Teacher perceptions of middle

           school students’ sense of belonging in southeast Texas. Paper presented at

           the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration,

           Branson, MO.


Holt, C. R., DeVore J., Denny G., & Capps, M. (August, 2004). 5th and 6th

           grade learning preferences in northwest Arkansas. Paper presented at the

           National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration, Branson,

           MO.


Holt, C.R., & Capps M.A. (February, 2005). “I’m sorry but I don’t teach like that”:       Teachers ability to perceive student learning preferences. Paper presented at the            American Association of School Administrators National Conference


West Texas A&M Student Research Conference--Third place; Education (1995)

           Capps, M.A. (1995) Teacher Attribution Toward Problem Student Behavior.      [On-Line].Available:http://www.watmu.edu.htm