Journal Articles


Baran, M. L., Jones, J. E., & Hipp, K. K. (2012). Creating and sustaining professional learning communities in an international context. International Journal of Learning, 18(10), 83-90.

Blacklock, P., Hill, S., & Huffman, J. (2011). Innovative collaborative cultures: Bridges to successful high school reform. International Journal of Humanities and social Science, 1(19), 120-143.

Hipp, K. K. (2004, Spring/Summer). Teacher leadership: Illustrating practices reflective of schools engaged in purposeful efforts to create and sustain learning communities. Leading & Managing: Journal of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, 10(2), 54-69. (Special Issue on Teacher Leadership).

Huffman, J. (2010). Professional learning communities in the USA: Demystifying, creating, and sustaining. The International Journal of Learning, 17(12), 321-336.

Huffman, J., & Jacobson, A. (2003).  Perceptions of professional learning International Journal of Leadership In Education, 6, 239-250.

Huffman, J., & Olivier, D. (2015). Professional learning communities in the United States: Conceptualization of the process and district support for schools. Asia Pacific Journal Special Issue. Pang, N., Wang, T. Guest co-editors.

Huffman, J., Olivier, D., Wang, T., Chen, P., Salleh, H., Pang, N. (2015). Global conceptualization of the professional learning community process: Transitioning from country perspectives to international commonalities. International Journal of Leadership in Education. May 26 online.


Cowan, D. F. (2006). Creating learning communities in low-performing sites: A systemic approach to alignment. Journal of School Leadership, 16, 596-610.

Hipp, K.A. & Huffman, J.B., Pankake, A.M., & Olivier, D.F. (2008). Sustaining professional learning communities: Case studies. Journal of Educational Change, 9(2), 173-195.

Hipp, K. K., & Weber, P. (2008). Developing a professional learning community among urban school principals. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research, 4, 46-56.

Huffman, J. (2003). The role of shared values and vision in creating professional learning communities. National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, 87(637), 21-34.

Huffman, J., Jacobson, A., & Rositas, M. (1998). A case study: Parent involvement training with Hispanic parents. Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin. 65(1), 30-37.

Huffman, J., Pankake, A., & Munoz, A. (2007). The tri-level model in action: Site, district, and state plans for school accountability in increasing student success. Journal of School Leadership, 16, 567-582.

Huffman, J.B. (2000).  How shared leadership promotes the development of a secondary professional learning community. National FORUM of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, 17(3), 44-56.

Huffman, J.B. (2000). What are the critical components of successful schools? One school’s experience as a professional learning community. Planning and Changing, 31(1& 2), 84-94.

Huffman, J.B., & Hipp, K.A. (2000). Beginning the journey toward professional learning communities.  Catalyst for Change, 29(3), 16-20.

Huffman, J.B., & Hipp, K.A. (2001). Creating communities of learners: The interaction of shared leadership, shared vision, and supportive conditions. International Journal of Educational Reform, 10, 272-281.

Huffman, J. B., & Hipp, K. A., Moller, G., & Pankake, A. M. (2001). Professional learning communities: Leadership, purposeful decision making, and job embedded staff development. Journal of School Leadership, 11, 448-463.

Olivier, D. F., & Hipp, K. K. (2006). Leadership capacity and collective efficacy: Interacting to sustain student learning in professional learning communities. Journal of School Leadership, 16(5), 505-519. Guest Editor for this Special Edition: Leadership and Student Learning in Professional Learning Communities.

Weber, P., & Hipp, K. K. (2009). Building leadership capacity in challenging urban schools. International Journal of Urban Educational Leadership, 3, 1-22. Retrieved from