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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership (EdD) Program

Office: Sweeney Hall 401

Telephone: 408-924-4098 (Voice); 408-924-3713 (Fax)

Email: edd-leadership@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/edd

Director: Brad Porfilio, Ph.D.


Program Faculty

Rebeca Burciaga, PhD | Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Arnold Danzig, PhD | Professor, Educational Leadership
Brent Duckor, PhD | Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Bob Gliner, PhD | Lecturer, Counselor Education
María Ledesma, PhD | Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Roxana Marachi, PhD | Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Nikos Mourtos, PhD | Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD | Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
Noni Reis, PhD | Professor, Educational Leadership

Affiliated Faculty 

Lorri Capizzi, EdD | Assistant Professor, Counselor Education 
Pamela Cheng, EdD | Principal, Sunnyvale School District
Michael Gallagher, EdD | Superintendent, Sunnyvale School District
Carrie Holmberg, EdD | Lecturer, Teacher Education
Elena Klaw, PhD | Professor, Psychology
Saili Kulkarni, PhD | Assistant Professor, Special Education
Mei-Yan Lu, PhD | Professor, Educational Leadership
Lyle Lustigman, PhD | Assistant Professor, Communicative Disorders & Sciences
Rosalinda Quintanar-Sarellana, PhD | Professor, Teacher Education
Colette Rabin, EdD | Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Emily Slusser, PhD | Associate Professor, Child & Adolescent Development
David Whitenack, PhD | Professor, Teacher Education


The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at San José State University emphasizes human centered approaches to educational leadership. The program builds on the view that educational leaders serve in learner-centered systems in which inquiry, learning, equity, and human care are central concerns. The expected role for educational leaders involves creating a learning community, one that promotes collaboration and shared decision making. This view implies moving towards more distributed models of leadership and creating a public will that is networked, dispersed and charged with successfully educating all students. The doctoral program begins with an intensive on campus five-week summer session that meets three days per week. During the fall and spring semesters in years 1 and 2, two classes each semester are scheduled. Together, the classes meet one evening per week for 8-10 weeks and on 4 or 5 Saturdays. The second summer session includes a required global experience including a two-week educational and cultural experience outside of the United States. No formal class sessions are scheduled during the final two semesters of the Ed.D. program, when students complete independent research as part of the dissertation.



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