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Doctorate in Educational Leadership College of Education

Ed.D. Faculty Directory

Our unique program pairs the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with the Department of Public Policy and Administration, taking advantage of its location in California's capital to utilize the expertise of education policymakers and analysts.

Courses are taught by our renowned university faculty and executive leaders in P-12 and community college. These leaders are steeped in the issues affecting the local region and can help you build a network of influential educational colleagues.


Elizabeth Morgan

Interim Director, Assistant Professor

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  • Research: Inclusive Education; Anti-Racism Research and Teaching Paradigms; Critical Race Theoretical Framework; Intersectional and Interdisciplinary Research

Rose Borunda

Associate Director, Professor Emeritus

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  • Research: Elimination of White Supremacy/Fragility, Inclusion, Equity

Ed.D. Faculty

Frank Adamson

Associate Professor

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  • Research: Education privatization, human right to education, and education equity.

Carlos Nevarez

Interim Provost

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Lisa Romero


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  • Research: School Climate, Trust, Discipline Gap, Race/Ethnicity, Equity

Sheeva Sabati

Assistant Professor

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  • Research: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Decolonization, Feminist Studies, Ethics and Community-Based Action Research


Dale Allender

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Stephen Brock


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  • Research: School safety, crisis prevention and crisis preparedness; ADHD and other developmental mental illnesses, behavioral intervention

Araceli Feliz

Assistant Professor

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  • Research: The analysis of organizational cultures and leadership practices with a particular focus on Latinas in Educational Leadership as well as equity and access in education.

Sarah Jouganatos

Associate Professor, PASC & MA Program Coordinator

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  • Research: Educational leadership; equity; diversity; retention; equitable access.

Ted Lascher


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  • Research: Direct democracy, state & local politics, effective writing

Anthony Rivas

Assistant Professor, Fieldwork Coordinator

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  • Research: Bullying & Incivility in Higher Education; Clinical Supervision and Professional Identity; Equity and Access to Care

Robert Wassmer

PPA Chairperson, Professor

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  • Office Hours: 230 Sac State Downtown (3rd and S Streets)
  • Research: Public Economics/Policy, Urban Economics/Policy, Education Policy, and State and Local Public Finance/Policy
Total Members: 13