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
Director of Workforce Policy at The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, D.C.
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Deborah Casey, Ph.D.

Deborah Casey, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Higher Education
President
Wor-Wic Community College, Maryland
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Joaquin Martinez, Ph.D.

Joaquin Martinez, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Higher Education
Provost and Vice President of Instruction
Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland
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Larry Faerman, Ph.D.

Larry Faerman, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Higher Education
Vice President Student Affairs
Florida Atlantic University, Florida
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Dr. Jeffrey Nasse

Jeffrey Nasse, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Higher Education
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Broward College, Florida

Dr. Georgette Perez

Georgette Perez, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Higher Education
President
Hialeah Campus, Miami Dade College, Florida

Dr. Katie Burke

Dr. Katie Burke
kburke19@fau.edu
Assistant Vice President of Alumni and Community Engagement
Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association

Dr. Stacy A.  Volnick

Dr. Stacy A. Volnick
Interim President
Florida Atlantic University

Shevrin Jones

Shevrin Jones
Senator 35th District
Florida State Senate

Shernette Dunn Ph.D.

Shernette Dunn Ph.D.
Director of Reading First Year College Success Skills
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Educational/Instructional Technology, Higher Education, Florida Atlantic University
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Recent Graduates

Katherine Coulson-Johnston, Ph.D.

Katherine Coulson-Johnston, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership: Higher Education Leadership
M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership: Higher Education Leadership
Online Programs Admissions Concierge/Editor/Adjunct Instructor, FAU
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John E. Critelli Jr., Ph.D.

John E. Critelli Jr., Ph.D.
Doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership
Coordinator, Academic Support Services
Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology
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Eleanor Su-Keene, Ph.D.

Eleanor Su-Keene, Ph.D.
Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership
Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University
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