Alumni

The department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology’s first graduates were in 1966 at the Master’s Degree level and the first doctoral students graduated in 1973. Since its inception, the department has graduated nearly 5000 Masters, Specialist and Doctoral students. Alumni have served and are currently serving in leadership roles in school districts, colleges and universities, government agencies at the state and federal levels, and in community agencies. Alumni have served as Commissioner of Education, superintendents of school districts, Assistant Secretary of Education, presidents and chancellors of colleges and universities and CEOs of private and public agencies. The following are a few the department’s outstanding alumni:

Valerie Smith Wanza, Ph.D.

Valerie Smith Wanza, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: K-12 School Leaders
Chief School Performance and Accountability Officer, Broward County Public Schools.
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Frank T. Brogan, Ph.D

Frank T. Brogan
Masters in Educational Leadership: K-12 School Leaders
Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education.
Former Role: President of Florida Atlantic University

Margarita Pinkos, Ph.D.

Margarita Pinkos, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: K-12 School Leaders
Executive Director Multicultural Education, The School District of Palm Beach County.
Former Role: U.S. Department of Education; Assistant Deputy Secretary
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Frank Rodriquez, Ph.D.

Frank Rodriquez, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: K-12 School Leaders
Superintendent, Beaufort County School District.

Ginger Featherstone, Ph.D.

Ginger Featherstone, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: K-12 School Leaders
Deputy Superintendent, Martin Country School District
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Keith Oswald, Ph.D.

Keith Oswald
Masters in Educational Leadership: K-12 School Leaders
Assistant Superintendent, The School District of Palm Beach County
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Kayla Elliott, Ph.D.

Kayla Elliott, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership: Higher Education Leadership
Senior Policy Analyst, The Education Trust Higher Education Team
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Deborah Casey, Ph.D.

Deborah Casey, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Higher Education
Vice President of Student Affairs, Green River College, Washington.
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Joaquin Martinez, Ph.D.

Joaquin Martinez, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Higher Education Leadership
President, Miami Dade College
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Larry Faerman, Ph.D.

Larry Faerman, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Higher Education Leadership
Acting Vice President Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Florida Atlantic University.
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James Riordan, Ph.D.

James Riordan, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Higher Education Leadership
Director of the MBA in Sport Management Program, Florida Atlantic University.
Former Role: Director of the Master of Science in Sport Administration Canisius College, Buffalo NY. LinkedIn


 

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