University of Vermont

College of Education and Social Sciences

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Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Welcome to the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at UVM. The study of leadership and policy studies in education requires a complex understanding of educational institutions, politics, culture, change processes, and the needs of an increasingly diverse and global world. Central to our program is the belief that the study of leadership and policy studies requires building and sustaining communities of learning between practitioners and researchers and the communities they serve. We develop change agents who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Our program is nationally recognized and a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) including over 50 institutions of higher education across the United States. We are proud to offer both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Steve Pomeroy

Steve Pomeroy (Ed.D. Program)

Steve Pomeroy is currently working as the Associate Director and Lecturer at Norwich University, and has also served there as the Dean of the School of National Services and a Professor of Naval Science. As a Marine Corps leader, served as Commanding Officer of a carrier-based F/A-18 Fighter Squadron, Commanding Officer of a ...

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Kelly Mancini Becker

Kelly Mancini Becker (Ed.D. Program)

Kelly Mancini Becker is working towards an Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Policy with an emphasis on arts integration, kinesthetic learning, and arts advocacy and policy.  She received a BM from Catholic University and an MA from Brown University. After performing professionally, Kelly taught in a variety of public and ...

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Mark Olofson

Mark Olofson (Ph.D. Program)

Mark Olofson is pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He has taught middle and high school science and mathematics in Colorado as well as Los Cabos, Mexico. Mark believes in the importance of student-community interaction and the need for multiple voices when shaping curriculum in order to achieve ...

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