About the Department

The Department of Educational Leadership, a division of the College of Education, emphasizes the application of theory and research to the practice of administration in K-12 schools as well as preparation for scholarly and administrative endeavors in higher education or other educational policy arenas. As a result of the department's strong national reputation and faculty members' leadership in national organizations such as the University Council for Educational Administration, the American Educational Research Association, and the Association for the Study of Higher Education, students are kept abreast of the latest theory, research, and programmatic advancements within the field.

The department provides research and training opportunities through liaison with many local and state education agencies and associations such as surrounding school districts, the Utah State Office of Education, the Board of Regents, and the Utah Consortium for Educational Leadership (UCEL).

We are located in Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, room 2220, on the University of Utah campus.

Our mailing address is:
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy
1721 Campus Center Dr., Rm 2220, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.
Our phone number is (801) 581-6714, Fax is (801) 585-6756.

Gerardo Lopez

Gerardo López
Department Chair
SAEC 2237

 Katie Lewis Katie Lewis
Administrative Assistant
SAEC 2223
Fraser Shari Fraser
K-12 M.Ed. Program Supervisor
SAEC 2250
 Marilynn Howard Marilynn Howard
Academic Coordinator
SAEC 2220
Skorheim Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski
Higher Education M.Ed. Program Supervisor
SAEC 2252
Parker Laurence Parker
Director of Graduate Studies
SAEC 2229


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