Department of
Educational Research
and Administration

Education Building, ED350

Department Chair:
Kenneth Magdaleno

Phone:
(559) 278-0350

Address:
5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED303
Fresno, CA 93740-8025

 

 

Welcome to the Department of Educational Research and Administration!K. Magdaleno

The ERA faculty are committed to offering the most professional and stimulating program in educational leadership possible. The program has been recently accredited by NCATE and the CCTC and has received accolades from district leadership in the surrounding areas.

The program aims to provide students with instructional leadership content knowledge, transformational leadership skills, theoretical background for practice, and research skills to be able to identify valid best-practices. Students who graduate with a Master’s degree and credential are highly sought educational leaders at school sites, in district offices, and in higher education.

We hope you will discover the passion our faculty has towards preparing educational leaders as you review the information in our website. We thank you for your interest in our program, and hope to see you in class!

Kenneth Magdaleno, Chair

Department Overview

The Department of Educational Research and Administration (ERA) sponsors one graduate degree and offers coursework in support of all the education graduate and credential programs. Consequently, departmental faculty are involved in some fashion in nearly all formal school programs.

Educational Leadership and Administration

The mission statement of the Educational Leadership and Administration Program is "to prepare credible and relevant leaders in education." The Master of Arts in Education with an option in educational leadership and administration is a 31-unit degree program . The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program provides authorization to function in an administrative position in a P-12 school setting and can be attained while completing the Master's degree program.

Higher Education Administration

A selection of elective courses associated with various interest areas is available during the master's degree program for those seeking a career in higher education or a related field. This curriculum provides professional development for careers in universities, community colleges, government, corrections, hospitals, social services, the military, business, religious organizations, and other positions requiring expertise in education administration.

Research

The research program component is an integral part of all graduate degrees and offers coursework in research methodology theory and practices, measurement, program evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative analyses. The faculty also play an important role in providing consultation and support to graduate students' research.

Department Chair and Staff

Kenneth Magdaleno
Chair, Department of Educational Research and Administration (ERA)
Office: Education Building, Rm350
Phone: (559) 278-0309
Email: kmagdaleno@csufresno.edu

Tiffany Jennings
Administrative Support Coordinator
Office: Education Building, Rm350
Phone: (559) 278-0350
Email: tijennings@csufresno.edu

Department Faculty

Akhavan, Nancy
Coordinator, Single Subject Credential Program

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm443
Phone: (559) 278-0345
E-mail: nakhavan@csufresno.edu

Boris, Virginia

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm 350
Phone: (559) 278-0292
Email: vboris@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Affiliated

Areas of Expertise: K-12 education administration; central office administration; curricular leadership; systems and quality applications for educational leadership; curriculum mangagement audits; classroom walk throughs; program evaluation; curriculum/instruction/assessment alignment; formative assessment; building instructional leaders; examining student work; standards-based instruction; leadership strategies to impact academic achievement; mastery learning.

Brown-Welty, Sharon

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm 310
Phone: (559) 278-0294
Email: sharonb@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Post-secondary education administration; program evaluation; education leadership; conflict resolution; strategic planning; policy development; leading reform; building learning communities.

Buster, Walt

Director, Central Valley Educational Leadership Institute (CVELI)

Office: Education Building, Rm 499
Phone: (559) 278-0405
Email: wbuster@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Affiliated

Areas of Expertise: Educational reform; superintendency; educational leadership; leading change; building learning communities.

Giovannetti, Michael

faculty

Renaissance Group

Office: Education Building, Rm220D
Phone: (559) 278-0373
Email: mgiovannetti@csufresno.edu

Gonzalez, Juan Carlos

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm371
Phone: (559) 278-9001
Email: jcg@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Latina/o Critical Theory (LatCrit) in Education; Visual Ethnography and Qualitative Research Methods; Educational Policy and History; Multicultural and Latino Educational Issues; Academic Socialization of Doctoral Students and Faculty

Hauser, Linda
Coordinator, Educational Administration Program

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm 459
Phone: (559) 278-0362
Email: lhauser@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Leadership Systems research; tranformational change; performance excellence; school leadership; organization development.

Hernandez, Ignacio

Ignacio Hernandez

Office: Education Building, Rm 369
Phone: (559) 278-0166
Email: ihernandez@csufresno.edu

Hernandez, Susana

Susana Hernandez

Office: Education Building, Rm 365
Phone: (559) 278-0320
Email: suhernandez@csufresno.edu

Immekus, Jason

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm 467
Phone: (559) 278-0265
Email: jimmekus@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Quantitative methods; educational/psychological measurement; program evaluation.

Magdaleno, Kenneth
Department Chair

faculty

Chair, Department of Educational Research and Administration (ERA)

Office: Education Building, Rm369
Phone: (559) 278-0309
Email: kmagdaleno@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Mentoring of Latina and Latino educational administrators; equity in educational administration; the effect of Latina and Latino educational leaders as role models; managing educational organizations; multi-cultural coaching; closing the achievement gap; instructional leadership; mentoring.

Tanner, David

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm373
Phone: (559) 278-0254
Email: davidt@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Educational psychology; statistics and measurement; educational research; quantitative and qualitative evaluation; assessing student achievement; evaluating classroom assessment instruments; evaluating the performance of teachers and teacher candidates.

Tracz, Susan

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm447
Phone: (559) 278-0347
Email: susant@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Statistical methodology (general linear model issues, meta-analysis); educational reform (national teacher certification); counseling (interprofessional collaboration, dream/imagery techniques in counseling).

Unruh, Ron

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm353
Phone: (559) 278-0257
Email: ronu@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Evaluation and assessment; bilingual education.

Wandeler, Christian

Christian Wandeler

Office: Education Building, Rm 439
Phone: (559) 278-0355
Email: cwandeler@csufresno.edu

Wise, Donald

faculty

Coordinator, Education Administration Credential Programs

Office: Education Building, Rm355
Phone: (559) 278-0298
Email: dwise@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Educational leadership; instructional supervision; educational reform and reform models; planning for higher achievement; school and district planning; changing school cultures.