Dr. Rosemary Papa is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Director of Professional Eduction Doctorates, including serving as the Sacramento State founder of the Joint Doctorate in Educational Leadership with University of California Davis and Sonoma State University, and the Editor of the electronic Journal of Education Policy at California State University Sacramento. She received her Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1983 in Education Administration, Curriculum and Instruction and her main areas of teaching are education policy, ethical decision making, adult learning and uses of technology.
Dr. Papa has published more than eighty articles in academic journals including Reading Improvement; Teacher Education Quarterly; The International Journal of Educational Management; National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal; The Yearbook(s) of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration; Women as school executives: Voices and vision; The Journal of School Business Management; Education International Journal of School Reform. Dr. Papa has a book (co-authored with Dr. Rex Fortune) Leadership On Purpose: Promising Practices for African American and Hispanic Students (2002) by Corwin Press.
Additionally, she has contributed eight chapters to books including The Knowledge Base in Educational Administration; Multiple Perspectives; The Role of the University in the Preparation of Teachers; and, Cornerstones of Collaboration. In August, 2003 she received the Living Legend Award in Recognition of a Life-Time of Outstanding Service & Scholarship from the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. In May, 2004 she received the Outstanding Teacher Award by the College of Education, California State University Sacramento. In August, 2004 she was appointed as a Stafford Faculty Fellow of the University of Vermont’s National Institute on Leadership, Disability and Student Placed at Risk. In 2005 she was appointed as Co-Chair of the National Policy Board in Education Administration Research Panel charged with review of the ISLLC Standards. In 2006 she was appointed co-editor of the NCPEA 2007 Yearbook and serves as a Domain Coordinator for NCPEA/CONNEXIONS, Rice University. She has worked extensively in China, Korea, and West Africa.