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Professor, Educational Leadership
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Director, Professional Education Doctorates
Editor, eJournal of Education Policy

Office Hours:

Call for appointment (916) 278-5945




Room 4026, Library
CTL (916) 278 5945


(916) 278-7301 

Mailing Address:

CSU, Sacramento • 6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6084


• News Article > Professor inspires colleagues, students with love of teaching


• Recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Teaching Award by the College of Education


• Recipient of the 2003 Living Legend Award by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

Courses ::

Sample Publications of the more than 80 referred articles in academic journals:

Papa, R. (Summer, 2005) The discipline of education administration: Crediting the past. Houston, TX: National Council of Professors of Eductional Administration CONNEXIONS.

Papalewis, R. (Spring, 2004). Struggling middle school readers: Successful, accelerating intervention. Reading Improvement, 41, 1, pp24-37.

Papalewis, R. (August, 2003). Practice of Theory to Theory of Practice. National Council of Professors of Educational Administration 2003 Living Legend Award, NCPEA Annual Conference, Sedona, AZ.

Papalewis, R. (August, 2003). Closing Ceremony Speech forthe 2003 Seminar for Educators. Korean Student Abroad Program. National Institute for International Education Development; Seoul, Korea.

Papalewis, R. & Fortune, R.  (2002). Leadership on Purpose: Promising Practices For African American and Hispanic Students.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin-Sage Publications

Photo: Leadership on Purpose Book

Papalewis, R. (May, 2002). Teaching Faculty How to Teach Using Technology. International Conference on Educational Technology in Higher Education, Peking University, Beijing, P.R.China.

Papalewis, R.  (Fall, 2000).  Asynchronous partners: Leadership for the millennium.  The seventh yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration.  Lancaster: Technomic Publishing Co., Inc.

Munitz, B. & Papalewis, R.  (1999).  Society's requirements for K-12 confront higher education.  In R. A. (Ed.) The role of the university in the preparation of teacher training.  Falmer Press: London.

Papalewis, R.  (March, 1999).  Effective, efficient, and innovative teacher training.  Connecting the vital parts: A California roundtable discussion on effective, efficient, and innovative teacher training.  Los Angeles, CA.: California Citizens Commission on Higher Education.

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Research Projects/Interests ::

Technology, Teaching & Learning
Higher Education and K-12 Policy
High Achieving African American and Latino Students
Mentoring, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity Practices
Public Private Partnerships 
P.R. of China and Technology
Teacher/Administrator Degree & Certification Programs
Alternative K-12 Schooling Practices 

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Professional Associations ::

Co-Chair, Research Panel redesign of ISLLC Standards, National Policy Board in Educational Administration

Stafford Faculty Fellow, National Institute on Leadership, Disability & Students Placed at Risk, University of Vermont

Domain Coordinator, NCPEA/CONNEXIONS, Rice University: Historical and Philosophical Foundations

Co-Editor, NCPEA Yearbook 2007

National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
Professional & Organizational Development
American Educators Research Association
American Association for Higher Education
American Council for Education

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