I have been blessed with opportunities to learn and teach for the last three decades starting with 6th-grade science all the way up to working with students studying for their Ed. D. and J.D. degrees. I have served as a middle and high school science teacher, coach, and school administrator, and now as an education and law professor. I serve my community and campus through multiple service opportunities, including but not limited to, the United Way of Tarrant County, the Poly Wesleyan Kiwanis, the General Education Curriculum Committee, and the University Judicial Board. I am married to a wonderful woman who serves a dyslexia specialist in a local school district and I have a wonderful daughter who never ceases to amaze me with her talents and character. I am a middle-aged former athlete who still enjoys cycling, golf, hiking and fishing.
Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan
EDU 4346- Science and Math Methodology
EDU 4344- Classroom Management
EDU 3432- Instruction Assessment and Classroom Management
EDU 3320- Science for Elementary Teachers
EDU 3304- Instruction and Assessment for Secondary Teachers
EDU 3301- Roles and Responsibilities
EDU 2300- Foundations of Education
EDU 2100- Foundations of Education
EDU 6362- The Principalship
EDU 6319- Administrative Internship
EDU 6318- Supervision and Professional Development at School Level
EDU 6316- School Law Administration
EDU 6305- Psychosocial Dimensions in Education
EDU 6348- Managing Campus Resources
EDU 6384- Foundations of Education in the Secondary Science Classroom
NSC 6399- Special Topics in Earth Science
EDU 8334- Superintendent Internships
EDU 8324- Facilities and Planning
EDU 8321- Advanced School Law
EDU 8320- Educational Leadership
EDU 8325- Organizational Improvement and Community Relations
Federal Statute and Private School Administration, ELA Regional Law Conference for Private Schools February 2016
First Amendment Update: ELA Regional Conference for Public School Administrators: February, 2016
First Amendment Update: Region XIV Education Service Center, October, 2016
Sexual Assault and Due Process on College Campuses, International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research November, 2016
Title IX Violations as the result of Title IX Investigations, Educational Law Association Annual Conference, November 2016
The Current Definition of Unitary Status, International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research, November 2015.
Desegregation under the Obama Administration, Education Law Association Annual Conference, November 2015.
Update on Religion in Public Schools, Education Law Association Regional Meeting, March, 2015.
Religious Expression on College Campuses, UNT Higher Education Law Conference, March 2015.
A Qualitative Analysis of Sexual Abuse Prevention and Awareness Programming in Texas Private School Athletics, Education Law Association Annual Conference, November 2014
Off-Campus Student Expression and the Perceptions of School Administrators, Education Law Association Annual Conference, November 2014
Administrator First Amendment Knowledge and How They Handle Off-Campus Student Cyber Expression. International Conference for Academic Disciplines at Harvard, May 2014
Update on Religion in Public Schools, Education Law Association Regional Meeting, March, 2014.
Strategies for Prolific Writing: Texas Wesleyan University, February, 2014.
Legal Issues Associated with Confidentiality and Technology, Arlington ISD February 2014.
Matthews v. Kountze ISD: Passing the Buck in the Name of Church and State Alignment, Education Law Association Annual Conference, November 2013.
The Perceptions of and Approaches by School Administrators into Off-Campus Student Expression. The International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research, October 2013.
Religion in Public Schools. (Invited Speaker in EDU 3310), October 2013
Charter Schools in Texas: Funding and Student Achievement, United Way of Tarrant County, March 2013
Matthews v Kountze ISD: A Test Case for the Religious Viewpoint Antidiscrimination Act. ELA Regional Conference, March 2013
Student Off-Campus Cyber Expression and the Perception of School Administrators: Scylla and Charybdis and the Lesser of Two Evils, Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration, January 2013
The Religious Viewpoint Anti-Discrimination Act: Santa Fe v. Doe, Round Two, Education Law Association, November 2012
It’s A Matter of Life and Death: Judicial Support for School Authority over Off-Campus Student Cyber Bullying and Harassment, Recent Developments in Case Law, State Statutes and Social Science Research. Education Law Association November 2012.
The Perception of School Administrators Regarding the Appropriate Response to Incidents of Cyber Bullying Perceptions. Texas Wesleyan Principal Center, May 2012.
It’s a Matter of Life and Death: Judicial Support for School Authority over Off-Campus Student Cyber Bullying and Harassment. International Conference for Academic Disciplines, May 2012
Social Processes Observed During Preparation for State-Mandated Tests: Implications for Teacher Education Programs Status, Association of Teacher Educators, February 2012.
Dryden, J. (2012). It’s a matter of life and death: Judicial support for school authority over off-campus student cyber bullying and harassment. University of La Verne Law Review. 33, 171-217.
Dryden, J. (Apr. 2, 2012). Supreme Court misses opportunity to protect children, Ariz. St. L. Rev. available at http://asulawjournal.lawnews-asu.org/
Dryden, J. (2013). The Religious Viewpoint Antidiscrimination Act: Using students as surrogates to subjugate the Establishment Clause. Mississippi Law Journal, 82, 127-182.
Dryden, J. (March, 2013). Innovation in times of austerity; Thinking outside the box to maintain programs during periods of financial exigency. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 16, 27-48.
Miranda, T., Dryden, J., Newton, W., Martinez, C., Dryden, L., & Myers, S. (2013). Instruction through the lens of socio-economic status: Reflection for teacher educators. Journal of Academic Perspectives, 2013(3) 1-17.
Dryden, J., & Wilson, C. (2014). Student Off-Campus Cyber-Expression and the Perception of School Administrators: Trapped Between Scylla and Charybdis on a Sea of Legal Confusion. Journal of Social Sciences Research (1), 27-42
Bathon, J., & Dryden, J. (2014) Yearbook of Education Law: Students. Cleveland, Ohio: Education Law Association, 63-90
Dryden, J., & Martinez, C. (2014). In-State-Tuition for Unauthorized Residents: Teaching a Person to Fish. eJournal of Education Policy. Fall 2014.
Dryden, J., & Bathon, J. (2015). Yearbook of Education Law: Students. Cleveland Ohio Education Law Association, 55-83
Dryden, J. (2015). Texas Supreme Court asked to rule on cheerleader religious banner case. Wesleyan Graduate Review, 12,1-7.
Dryden J. (2015). Desegregation Under the Obama Administration: An Analysis of unitary Status. Education Law Association, conference proceedings.
Dryden, J. (2016). Review of the Emerald Mile. Wesleyan Graduate Review, Wesleyan Graduate Review 13, 39-40.
Dryden, J., & Cohen, C. (2016). Yearbook of Education Law: Students. Cleveland Ohio Education Law Association, (in press).
Dryden, J., Stader, D. Surface, J. (2016). Title IX Violations as the result of Title IX Investigations: The Snake is eating its Own Tail. Education Law Association, conference proceedings
Off-Campus Student Expression Rights,
The Collateral Impact of Educational Standards,
Religion in Public Education,
Desegregation and Affirmative Action,
Effective Practices of Administrative Preparation Programs,
Social Processes in Classroom Environments,
The Impact of Professional Learning Communities on Student Achievement,
The Renovation of Historic Educational Facilities,
Sexual Assault and Due Process on College Campuses