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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ed.D Leadership Program

Office: Sweeney Hall 401

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

Email: edd-leadership@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/edd

Program Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

Professors Professors
Paul Cascella Elaine Chin
Arnold Danzig Deanna L. Fassett
Amy Leisenring Mark K. Felton
Kathleen McConnell Peg Hughes
Nikos J. Mourtos Resa M. Kelly
Bradley Porfilio, Director Michael L. Kimbarow
Marcos Pizarro Elena Klaw
Ferdinand Rivera Shishir Mathur
Associate Professors Thomas Moriarty
Rebeca Burciaga Joyce Osland
Brent Duckor Colette Rabin
Emily Slusser Grinell Smith
Megan Thiele  
Assistant Professors Assistant Professors
Allison Briceno Saili Kulkarni
Ellen Middaugh Preston O. Rudy
Eduardo Munoz-Munoz Lisa Simpson


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 a 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.



    Ed.D Leadership Program