Educational Leadership & Policy

The Mission of the Educational Leadership and Policy Department is to prepare ethical researchers, leaders and policy makers in PK-12 through higher education who are informed by comprehensive and empirically-based theory and research, as well as committed to leading educational organizations that enact principles of justice, equity, and excellence for all learners.

Highlights & News

bergerson-lewis Higher Education Seminar Series Brownbag

Dr. Amy Aldous Bergerson, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy & Director, Student Success and Empowerment Initiative and Yudi Lewis, Educational Leadership and Policy Doctoral Student & Director, Latino Program Initiative, Utah Valley University will present:

"Using Qualitative Data to Understand University of Utah Students’ Campus Experiences"
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Milton Bennion Hall Room 113

deneeceDr. Deneece Huftalin has been selected by the Board of Regents as the eighth President of Salt Lake Community College.  Dr. Huftalin received her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah in 2006.  Since that time she has served as a core adjunct instructor for our Master’s with an emphasis in Student Affairs program.  We are thrilled for her and proud to have her as one of our alumni!
Read the Salt Lake Tribune article...

ELP Assistant Professor, Dr. María C. Ledesma, is the lead author and coordinator for an American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2015 Presidential Session. The session entitled, "Toward Collective Action to Reclaim Public Narrative for Justice: Ameliorating on Impoverished Cultural Discourse on Affirmative Action in Higher Education,” is one of only nine Presidential Sessions selected for AERA's Annual Meeting, to be held in Chicago in April 2015. 


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ELP is looking to hire a Full or Associate Professor
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 Master’s degree with an emphasis in Student Affairs

Thursday, Nov. 13
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Commons Room at the A. Ray Olpin Union

For additional information please contact the ELP office at 801-581-6714 or click here .

Last Updated: 10/16/14