Educational Policy and Leadership, PHD

Chairperson: Jody Jessup-Anger, Ph.D.
Educational Policy and Leadership website

Degree Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description

The EDPL doctoral program develops educational scholar-practitioners, researchers, and leaders who possess the commitment, perspective, and skills to implement strategies for greater equity in a variety of educational settings. Students inquire deeply into the foundational knowledge of education, exploring how the organization of schools, institutions of higher education, and society shape educational processes. Students gain theoretical knowledge in specific disciplinary/topical concentrations, enabling them to further examine educational practice in a chosen context. Finally, students acquire expertise in research methods which equip them to advance and enact educational knowledge. The program supports EDPL Ph.D. graduates to work actively to create a more just society.