Nationally Recognized Programs

Ahead of the Curve

A community of faculty, and students with national and international experience in research, pubic policy and educational administration leading educational systems to and organizations and providing advice to educational systems across the globe in meeting the challenges of educational policy and economic and social development.
For more information, click Faculty & Staff page.

Our Degree Programs
Whether you decide to pursue your Doctorate, Master’s of Science, or Advanced Graduate Certificate, our degree programs are designed to prepare students to be scholars or scholar-practitioners, who are globally connected and locally engaged.
For more information, click Prospective Students page.

Students choose one of three concentrations within their degree program:
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   Educational Policy
   Higher Education
   K-12 Administration & Leadership


Recent Dissertation Completed in EPL

Kathleen E. Affigne: A Case Study of the Adoption and Implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Tier 2 in Two Elementary Schools

Martha Jo. Asselin: Utilizing social networks in times of crisis: Understanding, exploring and analyzing critical incident management at institutions of higher education

Adeline I. Basil: Teacher satisfaction with professional development in rural elementary schools in New York State

Thomas D. Jr. Buccino: Exploring the applicability of a Lean Six Sigma framework for performance excellence to K--12 education in New York state---a soft systems approach

Jill Crombie-Borgos: An examination of interconnectedness between U.S. international branch campuses and their host countries

Francesca T. Durand: P-16 Initiatives A Policy Discourse Analysis Approach to State Level Education Reform

Jonathan S. Gagliardi: Measuring entrepreneurship in the academic heartland

Thomas E. Giorgianni: Impact of Professional Background on Problem Perception Among Community College Leaders

Hirosuke Honda: Exploring the influence of the Japanese accreditation system through managerial and institutional lenses

Rich Horowitz: An exploratory study of the impact of college student leadership programs upon the construct of mindfulness

Linda M. Krzykowski: Transparency in higher educational student learning assessment as seen through accreditation

Layheng Ting: An analysis of the efficiency of public research universities in the United States

Lynn Lisy-Macan: Elementary School and Middle School Principals' Theories of Action in Two Rural School Districts

Gail S. Moon: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of Professional Development's Impact on Self- and Collective Efficacy by School Accountability Status

Joanna Musial: Typical and top-ranked Polish private higher education: Intersectoral and intrasectoral distinctiveness

Daniel Packard: School size and instructional leadership of elementary school principals

Jeffrey M. Schanz: Differences in university fundraising: The role of university practices and organization

Ancell Scheker Mendoza: Educational reform and teachers' decision making: Relationship between the intended and the implemented reading curriculum in Dominican primary schools

Lina Uribe Correa: Access to higher education in Colombia: An assessment of public policy and outcomes

Annie J. Virkus: Student affairs as formal educators: When rhetoric meets reality

Donna M. Watson: An analysis of New York State teacher mentoring programs: Identifying components that meet teacher needs and change practice

Rene M. Wilson: Taking on the perspective of the other: Understanding parents' and teachers' perceptions of parent involvement in students' educational experiences

Gonzalo Zapata: Program innovation in higher education: An exploratory study of the creation of new degree programs in Chilean universities