Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

The study of leadership allows individuals to examine the fundamental institutions in society, to develop skills in research and analysis, and to prepare to enter challenging and influential roles in many areas.

Our K-12 graduates have become school principals, program coordinators and central office administrators, district superintendents, state superintendents and directors of state and national organizations - one has served as Assistant Secretary of Education for the United States Department of Education. From the higher education program, our graduates have had distinguished careers in both academics and administration in Nevada and across the nation. They have held such positions as professor, department chair, program director, financial aid officer, dean, university vice president and college president. How you will use the skills and knowledge you acquire in an educational leadership program depends on you...

Degrees in Educational Leadership

Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

The study of higher education leadership allows individuals to examine all areas of higher education, to develop skills in research and analysis, and to prepare to enter challenging and influential roles in many areas.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Nevada Leads is an innovative, University-district partnership created to prepare a select cohort of 25 exceptional Washoe County School District teachers for educational leadership positions. It represents a redesign of the College of Education's M.Ed. in Educational Leadership degree program.

Ph.D. in Education: Educational Leadership

This area of emphasis focuses on advanced leadership preparation as it applies to K-12 or to higher education settings.  The Ph.D. prepares students for leadership or teaching at the college level or for roles in policy analysis and research.  The Ed.D. option is available in this area of concentration for practicing professionals in K-12.

Program Faculty

Educational Leadership
Cynthia  Alcantar
Cynthia Alcantar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
WRB 4067
1420
Educational Leadership
Walter Brediger
Walter Brediger, III
Administrative Assistant III, Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9076
WRB 4052
1420
Educational Leadership
Cary Groth
Cary Groth, M.S.
Senior Lecturer, Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9010
WRB 4061
1420
Educational Leadership
David R. Johnson
David R. Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Higher Education Leadership
(775) 682-9085
WRB 4055
1420
Educational Leadership
Cristina Lash
Cristina Lash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(775) 682-9372
WRB 4055
1420
Educational Leadership
Ethan Ris
Ethan Ris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9374
WRB 4052
1420
Educational Leadership
Jafeth Sanchez
Jafeth Sanchez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
(775) 682-9078
WRB 4054
1420
Educational Leadership
Bill Thornton
Bill Thornton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Evaluator
(775) 682-9096
WRB 4059
1420
Educational Leadership
Janet Usinger
Janet Usinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, State Extension Specialist
(775) 682-9083
WRB 4065
1420

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THE WORLD HAS GRAND CHALLENGES TO SOLVE, AND IT NEEDS GREAT MINDS LIKE YOURS TO SOLVE THEM. GO FOR IT.