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.
Dr. 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!
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Fireside Chat with Professor Ian Haney López
John H. Boalt Professor of Law
at University of California, Berkeley
“Race, Politics, and Education”
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
4:30pm to 6:30pm
SAEC 1st Floor Auditorium
Light Refreshments will be served.
Co-sponored by the College of Education, the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy (ELP), the Ethnic Studies Program, the Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE), and the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC).
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.