Educational Leadership Program
The aim of the Educational Leadership Program (EDL) is to train the next generation of culturally diverse professional field (practitioner) and academic thinkers, researchers, and change agents differently and better. The goal is to address persistent issues and emerging problems of educational leadership practices in order to improve the human condition, particularly for children, through education in schools and communities of the Southwest and the Nation.
Drawing upon the interdisciplinary strengths of the coordinated synergies, EDL supports students and faculty to fortify collaborative inquiry with each other, school leaders, classroom teachers, school districts, community agencies, and government in situ. The promise is to prepare graduate students to conduct and disseminate relevant research that identifies and solves specific problems, creates innovative solutions and practices, influences policy, informs policy makers, advances students’ careers in education, and most importantly, improves the human condition particularly for children, through education.
Dr. Laura K. Bosworth, Professor and Smith Endowed Chair
Dr. Lynnette Brunderman, Associate Professor of Practice
Dr. Kevin Henry, Assistant Professor
Dr. Jill Koyama, Associate Professor
Dr. Francesca Lopez, Associate Professor
Dr. John Taylor, Professor
Dr. Jill Koyama. See A School District's Role in Supporting and Educating Refugees
Dr. Kris Bosworth. See $4.9 Million Grant for Improving School Climate
Dr. Rose Ylimaki and Dr. Brunderman. See AZiLDR Develops School Leadership Teams for Continuous Improvement
Dr. John Taylor published an important chapter on colorisms with EDL students, Dr. Suzanne Desjardin, Dr. Irene Robles-Lopez, and Charita Johnson Stubbs. See From Colored People to Students of Color
Faculty Publications, click here!
Congratulations to Dr. Irene Robles-Lopez who successfully defended her dissertation! Her dissertation title; "Latino Males in the Borderland: A Case Study Analysis of Successful Transfer from the Community College to the University".
Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Spicer who successfully defended her dissertation! Her dissertation title; "An Exploration of How Interpersonal Relationships Facilitate Informal Learning among Librarians".
Congratulations to Dr. Leah Dardis who successfully defended her dissertation! Her dissertation title; "Language Orientations and Leadership Amidst Arizona's Restrictive Language Policies".
Congratulations to Mahmoud Marei for successfully completing his oral comprehensive exams in Spring 2017 Semester!