Dr. Jeanne Surface, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, serves a joint appointment for the Rural Futures Institute, as a Star Point Leader for Education, and
the Department of Educational Leadership at University of Nebraska Omaha. Surface received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Wyoming and is an experienced Superintendent and Principal. She has served as Chair on 11 dissertation committees, published a book, nine chapters, 16 peer reviewed journal articles, served as editor of two special issues of journals and written over 500 law briefs. Her teaching areas are Public School Law, Qualitative Research Methods, and Advanced Research.