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ELP Faculty

Janine Allen, PhD, Emeritus
University of Oregon
Student Services and enrollment management; higher education policy and governance; higher education law

Patrick Burk, PhD, Emeritus
University of Chicago
District, state, and federal educational policy; characteristics of high performing schools

Becky Boesch, EdD
Portland State University 

Heather Burns, EdD
Portland State University
Sustainability pedagogy in higher education, sustainable food systems, and the roles of community-based learning and service-learning in creating sustainable change

Susan Carlile, MA
University of Oregon
Instructional leadership; organizational change; principal leadership; curriculum and staff development; supervision and evaluation

Christine Cress, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Adult learning and professional development; institutional transformation and inclusive learning communities; community-based learning; teaching to cognitive and cultural diversity; leadership for social change

Ramin Farahmandpur, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Critical pedagogy; social justice and multicultural education

Karen Haley, EdD
North Carolina State University
Student services, legal aspects of higher education, student success in higher education, graduate education 

Moti Hara, PhD
University of California,  Los Angeles
Quantitative research methods, Longitudinal data analysis, Multilevel modeling, Bayesian statistics

Andy Job, EdD
Portland State University
Adult learning; organizational leadership; assessment; organizational behavior; training and development

Sybil Kelley, PhD
Portland State University 

Deborah Peterson, EdD
Lewis and Clark
Principalship and PK-12 instructional leadership for equity; engaging diverse communities in education; organizational change for equity; second language acquisition and multicultural education

Jada Phelps-Moultrie, PhD
Indiana University—Indianapolis
Critical Race Theory; Black Feminist Thought and Womanism, Social Dominance Theory, Decolonization, Settler Colonialism; Family and Community Engagement; Racial Inequity and Gendered Racism in Education; Racial Discourse in Classroom & School; Restorative Justice; Self-Care & Healing for People of Color

Candyce Reynolds, PhD 
University of Oregon
Adult learning; student-centered learning; learning communities, authentic student learning assessment practices, online learning; student development theory

Michael Smith, PhD 
University of California, Los Angeles
Parent involvement in college choice; educational equity; first-generation college students; race and ethnicity in higher education; sociological theories of capital; qualitative research methodology and analysis

Dilafruz Williams, PhD 
Syracuse University
Philosophy of education; ecological/environmental education; administration of curriculum; urban schools; educational policy