Department of Educational Policy & Leadership

The Department of Educational Policy & Leadership is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and practice of educational leadership and policy at all levels of the education system, cradle-to-career. Faculty is comprised of leading scholars and seasoned professionals who create a unique learning experience for tomorrow’s educational leaders in New York, across the United States or around the world.

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Department Faculty
Assistant Service Professor
Campus Center West B91
Graduate Advisor & Lecturer
Catskill 365
Distinguished Professor
Catskill 315
Associate Professor & Department Chair
Catskill 301
Assistant Dean for Academics and Assessment & Assistant Service Professor
Catskill 285
Assistant Director of School Leadership and Development
Catskill 322
Assistant Professor
Catskill 323
Associate Professor & Director for Global Engagement, Interim Dean and Vice Provost of the CIEGS
Catskill 314
Associate Professor
Catskill 363
Catskill 351
Professor Emerita & Former SUNY Chancellor

Lecturers & Affiliated Faculty:

Dr. Kristine D. Duffy - SUNY Adirondack President

Dr. Emily Lynne Feuer - Asst Director, Student Affairs, Assessment & Placement, Operations & Administration, University at Albany (EPL PhD Alumna '19)

Dr. Kristyn Muller - Impact Analyst, Open SUNY, SUNY System Administration (EPL PhD Alumna '18)

Dr. Ethan Sprissler - Faculty Program Director at Excelsior College (UAlbany Alumnus)

Susan Swartz - Superintendent at Scotia-Glenville Central School District

Dr. Benjamin Weaver - Assistant Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs & Service Professor, University at Albany (EPL PhD Alumnus '08)

Jay Worona, Esq. - Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel at NYS School Boards Association

Dr. Kai Zhou - Assistant Director of Assessment, Institutional Research, University at Albany (EPL PhD Alumna '19)

International Education Leadership Fellows:

Ronald Cushing - International Education Leadership Fellow
Director, UC International Services, University of Cincinnati

Gretchen Dobson - International Education Leadership Fellow
President, Global Alumni Relations, Managing Director Australia, Academic Assembly Inc.

Dr. David DiMaria - International Education Leadership Fellow
Associate Vice Provost for International Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Karin E. Fischer - International Education Leadership Fellow
Journalist, Chronicle of Higher Education and Latitudes

Dr. Joshua McKeown - International Education Leadership Fellow
Associate Provost for International Education and Programs, SUNY Oswego

Dr. Brian Whalen - International Education Leadership Fellow
Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Education, Atlantis

Graduate Student Instructors:

David Epstein - EPL Doctoral Candidate

Jessica Krupski - EPL Doctoral Candidate

Rachel Ann Sullivan - Sociology Doctoral Candidate - UAlbany


Department Staff:

The Department can be contacted by email at 

Dr. Gina Giuliano, Graduate Advisor (EPL PhD Alumna '00)
HU 359 (Catskill 365)
(518) 442-3528

Maria Moon, Department Coordinator (MS, San Francisco State University)
Catskill 309
(518) 442-5080

Sheila Meissner, Secretary
Catskill 304 (9am-1pm, M-F)
(518) 442-5105