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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Educational Leadership
and Policy Studies

There are three degree-granting programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Each of the three programs offers the M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees. In addition, the Ed.D. is offered by the EACS program. Each program has its own admissions process, course offerings, and faculty.

   

Graduate Programs

The EDAH Program offers Ph.D. and Master's degrees that are specifically designed to prepare graduates to address significant post-secondary issues facing our nation, society, and community. The program focuses on adult learning, continuing higher and professional education, training and development, distributive learning, student affairs administration, intercollegiate athletics and institutional research. Our graduates assume teaching, administrative, research and leadership positions in a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizational settings, including colleges and universities, governmental agencies, social service and learning centers, and business corporations.

The EACS Program offers a Master's, certification (principal and superintendent) and Doctoral programs (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) to provide preparation for leadership positions in elementary and secondary school systems, district-level positions, administrative roles in government, researcher roles in policy and advocacy centers, and scholarly positions in colleges and universities. The EACS faculty is comprised of scholars and practitioners who have experience and understand issues facing schools and districts, and are committed to providing an enriched curriculum to equip educational leaders with the habits of mind, habits of hand, and habits of heart that are needed to develop stewards of the discipline (as termed by the Carnegie Foundation). The diverse selection of elective courses provides for shaping the individual's degree program according to their professional interests at both the doctoral and master's levels. Program offerings are located on both the Norman and Tulsa campuses.

EDS faculty and graduate students teach a foundational core course and urban field experience for undergraduate pre-service teachers. The EDS program offers liberally educated practitioners of education an interdisciplinary option for individualized pursuit of the M.Ed. and Ph.D. within a community of collaborative learning, original inquiry, and mutual support.

Currently active in human relations, women's & gender studies, religious studies, and the TE-PLUS program, EDS faculty provide close mentorship to graduate students and are themselves well-published scholars with extensive professional backgrounds as educators in day-care centers, schools, colleges, universities, and social settlements. Graduate study in EDS has an explicit research, teaching, and service mission: To foster social justice, non-violence, and democratic life through interpretive, critical, and normative inquiry in historical, philosophical, legal, social, and cultural studies of education--education for children and for adults, by various means, formal and informal, in diverse settings, local and global.

The University of Oklahoma has an accredited program for the preparation of school principals who are part of the state alternative certification program.  Alternatively certified candidates must complete an approved administrator preparation program of study in not more than three years (Oklahoma Statutes, 70-6-189(C)).  The preparation program at OU consists of a minimum 27 graduate credit hours PLUS the successful completion of an EACS Comprehensive Portfolio.

Learn More About Principal Certification

The University of Oklahoma has a program for the preparation of school superintendents (Oklahoma Statutes, 70-6-189(C)) that focuses on district level educational leadership competencies.  The preparation program at OU consists of a minimum 25 graduate credit hours.

Learn More About Superintendent Certification

820 Van Vleet Oval
Collings Hall, Room 227
Norman, OK 73019

Phone: (405) 325-4202
Fax: (405) 325-2403

NameTitleEmailPhone
Grayson Noley
Acting Department Chair
gnoley@ou.edu(405) 325-4202
Mona SpringfieldSenior Administrative Support Specialist
mspringfield@ou.edu
(405) 325-4202
Mike JenkinsGraduate Programs Support
mjenkins@ou.edu(405) 325-4844
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Faculty

Curt Adams

Curt Adams
Professor

Program Area: Educational Administration, Curriculum and
Supervision
Email:
Curt.Adams-1@ou.edu
Phone: (918) 660-3891
Office: OU-Tulsa campus, 4W126
 

Curt Adams Bio

Michael Baugh

Michael Baugh
Assistant Professor

Program Area: Gateway
Email:
michaelbaugh@ou.edu
Office: Wagner Hall 270



 

Michael Baugh Bio

Collings Hall

Junghee Choi
Assistant Professor

Department: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Program Area:
Email:

Phone:
Office:
Collings Hall  

   

Collings Hall

Beverly Edwards
Professor

Program Area: Educational Administration, Curriculum and Supervision
Email:
bedwards@ou.edu
Phone: (918) 660-3987
Office: OU-Tulsa campus, 4W128
 

Beverly Edwards Bio

Timothy Ford

Timothy Ford
Associate Professor

Program Area: Educational Administration, Curriculum and Supervision
Email:
tgford@ou.edu
Phone: (918) 660-3963
Office: OU-Tulsa campus, 4W122
 

Timothy Ford Bio

William C. Frick

William C. Frick
Senior Lecturer

Program Area: Educational Administration, Curriculum and Supervision
Email:
frick@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-2447
Office:
Collings Hall 201
 

William C. Frick Bio

   

Daniel Hamlin

Daniel Hamlin
Assistant Professor



Program Area: Educational Administration, Curriculum and Supervision
Email:
daniel_hamlin@ou.edu
Phone: (918) 660-3987
Office:
OU Tulsa campus, 4W124
 

Daniel Hamlin Bio

Siduri Haslerig

Siduri Haslerig
Associate Dean for
Research and
Graduate Studies; Associate Professor


Program Area: Adult and Higher Education
Email:
haslerig@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4202
Office: Collings Hall Suite 100
 

Siduri Haslerig Bio

Doo Hun Lim

Doo Hun Lim
Professor

Program Area: Adult and Higher Education
Email:
dhlim@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-7941
Office: Collings Hall 208
 

Doo Hun Lim Bio

   

Jeffrey Maiden

Jeffrey Maiden
Professor

Program Area: Education Administration, Curriculum and Supervision
Email:
maiden@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4202
Office: Collings Hall 337
 

Jeffrey Maiden Bio

Lindsay Stallones Marshall

Lindsay Stallones Marshall
Assistant Professor

Program Area: Gateway
Email:
lsmarshall@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4202
Office: Chemistry Building Room 310


 

Lindsay Stallones Marshall Bio

Jenny Sperling

Jenny Sperling
Assistant Professor

Program Area: Critical Studies in Education
Email:
jenny.sperling@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4202
Office: Collings Hall 214
 

Jenny Sperling Bio

   

David Surratt

David Surratt
Distinguished Lecturer

Program Area: Adult and Higher Education
Email:
dsurratt@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-3161
Office: OMU, Suite 265
 

David Surratt Bio

Collings Hall

Anna Trevino
Assistant Professor

Program Area: Gateway
Email:
aktrevi@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-0387
Office: Wagner Hall 270

 

Anna Trevino Bio

Mirelsie Velazquez

Mirelsie Velázquez
Associate Professor

Program Area: Educational Studies
Email:
mirelsie.velazquez@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-5984
Office: Collings Hall 205

 

Mirelsie Velázquez Bio

   

Natalie Youngbull

Natalie Youngbull
Assistant Professor

Program Area: Adult and Higher Education
Email:
nyoungbull@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-4493
Office: Collings Hall 202
 

Natalie Youngbull Bio

Christine Zabala

Christine Zabala
Assistant Professor

Program Area: Gateway
Email:
cmzabala@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-0387
Office: Wagner Hall 270

 

Christine Zabala Bio