Oct 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Policy and Leadership


Professor Michael Harris, Department Chair

Professors: Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Michael Harris, Akihito Kamata
Associate Professors: Dominique Baker, Alexandra Pavlakis, Meredith Richards
Assistant Professor: Sondra Barringer
Clinical Professor: Watt Lesley Black, Jr
Clinical Associate Professors: Roxanne Burleson, S. Kiersten Ferguson
Clinical Assistant Professor: Ashley Stone

Department Information

The Department of Education Policy and Leadership cultivates and supports leaders and researchers who seek to improve educational outcomes and the cultures of learning in schools, colleges and educational systems through leadership development, scholarship and service.

Coursework and systematic applications of knowledge ensure that the education leaders of tomorrow acquire the expertise necessary to develop and support effective teachers and other education service providers; to select and implement effective curricula and instructional programs; and to identify, implement and sustain organizational practices that reinforce high levels of student learning and achievement. In service to this mission, the department offers Ed.D. and M.Ed. programs in the areas of higher education and pre-K to grade-12 leadership. The department is also dedicated to the preparation and continued education of education policy leaders and to this end seeks to improve the quality and rigor of education policy research, development, and analysis and to encourage and facilitate the translation of research into policy and practice at local, state, national and international levels.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education. The Ph.D. in education is a school-wide degree. For more information on this degree, students should see the description of the Ph.D. program in this catalog or online at www.smu.edu/EducationPhD.

Contact Information:

Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750114
Dallas TX 75275-0114
Phone: 214-768-3354
Fax: 214-768-4313
Email: edleader@smu.edu