Our Chairperson

Welcome to the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences (DLDS). As you explore our academic programs, you will find an array of provocative courses of study leading to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees, each designed to provide a transformative experience and to prepare graduates committed to transfiguring our schools and society.

At the undergraduate level, we offer a program in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as a sequence of course work in American Sign Language and Deaf Cultures. Our five master’s degree programs include Counseling (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs), accredited by The Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Foundations of Education, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, and Interdisciplinary Studies. At the doctoral level, our program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers two tracks that leads to the Ed.D., and Ph.D., degrees.

I invite you to also learn about our renowned faculty, their scholarship, professional service, and pedagogical practices.

Jane E. Atieno Okech, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences


Our Faculty

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