Department of
Educational Leadership

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 Leadership!K. Magdaleno

The Educational Leadership 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 offers a Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in Educational Leadership and Administration. A core mission of the Educational Leadership and Administration Program is to prepare credible and relevant leaders in education. To meet this mission, our students may pursue one of two distinct pathways towards P-12 leadership or Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership (HEAL).

Educational Leadership and Administration

P-12 Leadership

The Master of Arts in Education with an option in educational leadership and administration is a 31-unit degree program. Students in the P-12 leadership pathway complete a program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in Education and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential that 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, and Leadership (HEAL)

Students in the Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership (HEAL) pathway complete a program of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in Education. Students completing this program of study will be prepared to enter careers across organizational levels in community colleges, universities, and other educational agencies.

The Department of Educational Leadership 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.

Department Chair and Staff

Kenneth Magdaleno
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership
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.

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
Facilitator, Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership

Ignacio Hernandez

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

Research interests and areas of expertise: Community college leadership, Latina/o leaders, community college transfer student experiences, educational access and equity for historically marginalized communities, survey research methods, and critical geographies.

Hernandez, Susana

Susana Hernandez

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

Research interests and areas of expertise: Latino educational opportunity, immigration and education, Hispanic Serving Institutions, critical policy analysis, critical qualitative inquiry

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.

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.

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.