Timothy J. Cook, PhD

Timothy J. Cook, PhD

Timothy J. Cook, PhD

Professor
Chair, Education Department
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Education

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Teaching Activity

  • Foundations of Catholic Education
  • Internship in Secondary School Administration
  • School Culture
  • School Law

Biography

Dr. Timothy Cook is a Professor of Education at Creighton. Tim has had extensive personal and professional experience with Catholic schools throughout his life as a student, social studies teacher, principal, school board member, university professor, and scholar. Tim earned his PhD in School Leadership at Boston College. Then he served as the Chief Administrator of a Catholic junior-senior high school in Rhode Island. 
          At Creighton, Tim serves as Chair of the Education Department.  Tim teaches graduate courses that include School Law, School Culture, Foundations of Catholic Education, and and Internship in Secondary School Administration.
          Tim is the author of Architects of Catholic Culture: Designing & Building Catholic Culture in Catholic Schools and Charism and Culture: Cultivating Catholic Identity in Catholic Schools. Tim is recognized as an expert on Catholic school identity and culture issues stateside and abroad, particularly in Australia.

 

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • , 41-56
  • , 99-112
  • , 57-58

Articles

  • , 20 (2), 98-108
  • , 14(3), , 319-333
  • , 43, 15
  • , 11, 355-369
  • , 80, 19-30
  • , pp. 57-58
  • , 9, 399-424
  • , 19, 163-181
  • , 77(2), 31-39
  • , 35(1), 18-21
  • , 4(2), , 128-144
  • , 34 (1), 49-51
  • , 33 (2), 16-19
  • , 4(4), 530-564
  • , 4(1), 115-121
  • , 30(2), 14-16
  • , 30(3), 22-25
  • , 2(2), 133-150

Publications

  • , 43(4), 15

Editing and Reviews

  • , 5(2), 258-260
  • , 29(3), 22-25

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • Catholic School Identity and Charism
    • School Culture
    • Faith Leadership
    • Religious Diversity in Catholic Schools

Current Research Projects

    • Turnover and Retention of Catholic School Superintendents in the United States
    • Understanding the Latino/a Student Experience in Catholic High Schools in an United States Diocese 

Grant Funding Received

  • Cook, T. J., Dickel, C. T., Ishii-Jordan, S., & De Mott, J. (2003). Adding a distance education component to the Magis Program. Our Sunday Visitor Institute, $35,000.
  • Cook, T. J. (2002). Aligning goals and assessment for the Secondary Education Program. Office of Institutional Research & Assessment Summer Assessment, Creighton University, $11,200.
  • Cook, T. J. (1999). Phases II and III of the national survey research project, The Next Generation: A Study of Catholic High School Religion Teachers. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) / Knights of Columbus Father Michael J. McGivney Memorial Award Fund, $8,640.
  • Cook, T. J. (1998). Phase I of the national survey research project, The Next Generation: A Study of Catholic High School Religion Teachers. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) / Knights of Columbus Father Michael J. McGivney Memorial Award Fund, $9,750.
  • Cook, T. J. (1997). Convening of focus group for the national survey research project, The Next Generation: A Study of Catholic High School Religion Teachers. Lilly Endowment Religion Division, $7,500.
  • Cook, T. J. (1997). Professional development grant for design of senior perspective course entitled The Personal and Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership. The Roothbert Foundation, $1,820
  • Cook, T. J. (1996). Research grant for book project entitled Architects of Catholic Culture: Designing & Building Catholic Culture in Catholic Schools. Lilly Endowment Religion Division, $7,000.

Awards and Honors

  • Inductee, The Prout School Hall of Fame, 2006
  • Nominee, Robert F. Kennedy Teaching AwardRobert F. Kennedy Teaching Award, Creighton University, 2000
  • Consultant, Catholic High School 2000 “School as Community” Survey Probe, National Catholic Educational Association Secondary Schools Department, 2000
  • Recipient, William F. Kelly Achievement Award for “Outstanding Mission Contribution,” with T. Dickel, D. Hauser, & J. O’Keefe for the Catholic School Religion Teacher Preparation Program, Creighton University, 1999
  • Recipient, William F. Kelly Achievement Award for “Outstanding Mission Contribution,” with other advisory board members of the Catholic Imagination Project, Creighton University, 1998
  • Boston College Fellowship for Dissertation Study, Boston College, 1989
  • Roothbert Fellowship, 1988
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Fellowship, 1984
  • Inductee, Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society), 1979