Department of Educational
Administration & Policy Studies

The mission of the Department of Educational Administration & Policy Studies (EAPS) in the School of Education at the University at Albany is to enhance the understanding and practice of leading educational organizations and policy analysis across all levels of education. The faculty are regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized experts in educational policy as well as elementary, secondary, and postsecondary school management and leadership. Through studies leading to a master's degree (M.S.), advanced graduate certificate (A.G.C.), or a doctorate (Ph.D.), students are prepared to be successful educational leaders as school and district level administrators, college and university faculty and administrators, and researchers and policymakers at domestic and international agencies and foundations around the world.


Christine Farrugia Authors Policy Brief
EAPS student and C-BERT member Christine Farrugia has authored a policy brief for the Al Qasimi Foundation. This policy brief describes the role UAE universities and local networks play in supporting research and innovation. The document can be found here.

EAPS Students Launch SEA Change
EAPS has a new member: a student-run graduate student organization, Students of Educational Administration for Change or SEA Change. Through this group, students have found a platform for building professional skills as well as strengthening ties to the local community through workshops, local collaboration and service. SEA Change will host the new student orientation August 25, 2012. For more information about upcoming events, click here.

Korean Delegation visits UAlbany's School of Education
An official delegation from the Republic of Korea met with Professors Aaron Benavot and Istvan Kecskes of the UAlbany, School of Education, on December 9th and December 12th. The delegation came to UAlbany to learn about key aspects of the US education system and the development of language policies and Second Language programs. The full story can be found here.

Additional EAPS news stories can be found in our news archive.

2011 PISA Conference: December 2-3
EAPS faculty members and graduate students will be attending the 2011 PISA conference. Additional information, including a schedule of events and presenters, can be found here.

2011 CIES Conference in Montreal
Photographs of EAPS faculty and students who attended the 2011 CIES conference in Montreal Canada can be found here.


Purposes and Goals
A high-level academic and professional unit in the School of Education, EAPS embodies a clear commitment to improving school management, educational leadership, and policy analysis. Toward this goal, EAPS is unique in its dynamic integration of high-quality theoretical and applied research with rigorous instructional programs and field-based service activities. These efforts have resulted in EAPS achieving regional, national, and international prominence in the fields of educational leadership and policy analysis, as well as the social sciences.

EAPS faculty encompass diverse knowledge and skills resulting from their collective expertise in social science and humanities disciplines - including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology - and administration or leadership - including school finance, organizational management, and law. The Department is particularly strong in comparative education policy, with an emphasis on state and national reforms related to standards, evaluation, and political economy. All faculty members have an earned doctorate and create for EAPS a valuable mix of academic and practical experience in K-12 school leadership, higher education, and policy analysis.

Degree Programs
Students in EAPS' three degree programs receive an integrated mix of theory, research and practical experience that prepares them for success in a wide variety of positions as educational leaders. The degree programs lead to a master's degree or a doctorate. While offering several specializations (K-12 administration, higher education, or policy analysis and comparative studies) EAPS integrates the concentrations by incorporating overarching concepts from support disciplines such that students all share a common language and understanding of key concepts. Students are encouraged to interact with peers in other concentrations to provide a broader network of educational leaders facing common challenges.

Please send questions or comments to: 
Dr. Gina Giuliano

Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Education 344
Albany, NY 12222

Phone: (518) 442-5080
Fax: (518) 442-5084