Doctoral program students

Welcome to the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program at UVM

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. Faculty in our doctoral programs develop change agents who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

“Working with my cohort and professors, I am experiencing immediate shifts and growth in my approaches to leadership along with my own personal reflection of how I came to be here. Thanks to you all for your great work in cultivating such an amazing program and I am forever grateful to be with you at UVM.” – Andrew Conforti, doctoral student, Robert and Donna Carlson Scholarship recipient

"I am eternally grateful for the commitment of the faculty as I felt truly cared for as a student and professional. They had an unwavering commitment to my overall success.” – Nicholas Negrete, Ed.D.

We are proud to offer nationally recognized Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. We invite you to learn about each program and meet our faculty.

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Meet Our Faculty