We strive for a transparent, caring, and ethical environment that cultivates educational leadership pioneers - who through integrity, fairness, and knowledge - shape a better world that promotes human dignity.


The Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University is a community of scholars engaged in programs: Higher Education Leadership, School Leaders, and Research Methodology. We focus on the preparation and support of practitioners, leaders, and researchers in Florida, the nation, and the international community through courses, undergraduate and graduate programs, professional learning, and community service.


With our values, we align our words and actions as we strive to:

  • Act with honesty, transparency, and respect.
  • Be an evolving community of learners grounded in collegiality, collaboration and mentorship.
  • Promote a society where individuals and cultures are valued, where everyone is afforded opportunities that can fulfill their differing needs, and where all inhabit an environment that is safe physically, emotionally, and socially.
  • Engage continuously in discovery, reflection, and the creation and application of knowledge.
  • Excel with quality in everything we do individually and collectively.