We strive for a transparent, caring, and ethical environment that cultivates educational leadership pioneers who through integrity, social justice 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; Adult and Community Education, 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 values, we strive to align words and actions.

  • Integrity
    We strive to act with honesty, transparency, and respect.
  • Learning Community
    We strive to be an evolving community of learners grounded in collegiality, collaboration and mentorship.
  • Social Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    We strive to promote a society where individuals and cultures are valued, where all have equitable opportunities, and where all inhabit an inclusive environment that is safe physically, emotionally, and socially.
  • Innovative Action
    We strive at both an individual and systemic level to engage continuously in discovery, reflection, and the creation and application of knowledge.
  • Excellence
    We strive for quality in everything we do individually and collectively.