May 28, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 

Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (EPFE, EPS, LEBM, LEEA)

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The Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations offers courses in educational administration, educational psychology, foundations of education, and school business management. The department engages students in the critical study of educational theory and practice, developing reflective educators who base their teaching, research, and policy decisions on historical, philosophical, psychological, and socialcultural perspectives. In addition, the department facilitates the development of leaders who actively shape organizational cultures, are sensitive to moral and equity issues, and can manage and lead complex and changing entities. The courses are essential for helping students become reflective practitioners while participating in undergraduate programs leading to educator licensure. The department also offers a course in education in a pluralistic society as part of the university’s general education offerings.

Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations Faculty

Carolyn Pluim, Ph.D., Georgia State University, associate professor, acting chair
Kerry Burch, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, professor
Benjamin M. Creed, Ph.D., Michigan State University, assistant professor,
Daryl Dugas, Ph.D., University of Chicago, assistant professor
Lindsay Harris, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, assistant professor
Bradley Hawk, Ed.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, assistant professor
Christine Kiracofe, Ed.D., University of Georgia, professor
Patrick Roberts, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, associate professor
Leslie A. Sassone, Ph.D., Purdue University, associate professor
Hidetada Shimizu, Ed.D., Harvard University, associate professor
Amy Stich, Ph.D., University of Buffalo, assistant professor
Kelly H. Summers, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, assistant professor
Cynthia Taines, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, associate professor
Stephen M. Tonks, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, associate professor
Teresa Wasonga, Ed.D., University of Missouri, Presidential Engagement Professor

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