Contact Us

328 Education Building
816-235-2716
elpf@umkc.edu

Office Hours
Mon.–Thurs. 8 am – 5 pm
Fri. 8 am – 4 pm
Or by appointment

The Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations (ELPF) prepares and professionally advances educational leaders in the fields of PK-12 and higher education. To align with this mission, we are driven by the following goals.

  • Foster learning, listening, reflection and renewal
  • Promote diversity, equity and social justice
  • Emphasize critical inquiry, dialogue, effective communication and the importance of positive human relationships
  • Enhance the capacity of individuals to be education entrepreneurs and leaders of organizations, which reflect new practices and traditions
  • Create meaningful educational processes and experiences
  • Develop transformational/constructivist leaders
  • Create democratic educational arenas
  • Use technology to enhance educational experiences

Degree Programs


Faculty and Staff
Barber-Carolyn-125×150
Interim Dean and Professor
347 Education
816-235-6151
Camburn-Eric-web
Sherman Family Foundation Endowed Chair, Professor, and Director
247 Education
816-235-1293
Caruthers-Loyce-050120
Professor
334 Education
816-235-1044
Chang-K-125×150
Associate Director and Associate Research Professor
238 Education
816-235-6344
Davis-Donna
Professor
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344 Education
816-235-5956
Frenzel-J-125×150
Senior Research Assistant
237 Education
816-235-6376
Jacob-Arthur
Assistant Teaching Professor
331 Education
816-235-2454
Maher-Michelle
Professor and Chair
330 Education
816-235-2325
McCarther-ShirleyMarie
Associate Professor
341 Education
816-235-2451
Pecina-Uzziel1
Assistant Teaching Professor
333 Education
816-235-2447
Riggers-Piehl-Tiffany
Assistant Professor
342 Education
816-235-2458