Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
secondary education, behavior management and discipline, and campus leadership.
Dr. Maxwell holds a B.A. in English from Abilene Christian University, master's degrees in curriculum and instruction and educational administration from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Previously, Dr. Maxwell worked with the Region 2 Education Service Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she co-directed a principal certification program and directed the Principal Assessment/Development Center. She also worked extensively with school-wide discipline programs and behavior management. Dr. Maxwell has taught graduate level courses in educational administration at Texas A&M Kingsville, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Walden University. She has served on teacher appraisal committees for the Texas Education Association, and co-authored leadership training for principals and teacher assesors. She has K-12 teaching experience at elementary, middle, and high school levels in public and private schools, and has served as a campus administrator at the elementary and high school levels.
Dr. Maxwell and her husband John met as ACU students and were married for 48 years. In 2006 John suffered a massive stroke which affected his mobility and speech. He passed away in August 2017.
Dr. Maxwell is the proud parent of Marc (Texas Tech '98) and daughter-in-law Lisa (University of Kentucky (2010) and MaryBeth (Lubbock Christian University '97, Texas Tech '99) Taylor. She has three grandsons.
Dr. Maxwell co-authored a textbook, Goldsmith, L.M., Sorenson, R.D., Mendez, Z., and Maxwell, K.T. (2011). The principal’s guide to curriculum leadership. Corwin Press: Thousand Oaks, CA.