Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations (ELPF) Directory

In alphabetical order

Breann Branch, M.S.O.D.
Office Support Assistant IV
328 Education Building




Loyce CaruthersLoyce Caruthers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Chair and Program Coordinator
328 Education Building
Research Interests: race, class, and gender, school desegregation, social context of schools, urban education, narrative studies (storytelling), preparation of school leaders, and feminist studies


Donna DavisDonna Davis, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
339 Education Building
Research Interests: foundations of education, history of education, social justice


Jennifer-Friend-backgroundJennifer Friend Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Director, Preparing Future Faculty Program

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations
344 Administrative Center


Arthur (Gus) JacobArthur (Gus) Jacob, Ed.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
328 Education Building
Research Interests: school Leadership, The Basic School, effective instruction, and urban education


MaherMichelle Maher, Ph.D.
Professor, Higher Education Administration Program Coordinator
328 Education Building
Research Interests: graduate student teaching, research, and disciplinary writing skill development, higher education access and equity issues,  and institutional and program assessment


S. Marie McCartherS. Marie McCarther, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
339 Education Building
Research Interests: leadership, management, and organizational development, educational administration, instructional roles in educational leadership, and urban education / public education


Melissa Patterson-Hazley, Ph.D.
328 Education Building




Uzziel PecinaUzziel Pecina, Ed.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Program Coordinator
328 Education Building
Research Interests: educational administration and hispanic/latino education


Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
339 Education Building
Research Interests: Spirituality & Religion in Higher Education; Student-Faculty interactions; Pedagogy an Student Success; Issues in STEM; Gender in College



Carolyn ThompsonCarolyn Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
339 Education Building
Research Interests: higher education administration and education policy