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Ph.D. in Education Leadership Program
In the Department of Organization & Leadership
We wish a warm welcome to all of our future and current students and alumni who are visiting this website. Our Ph.D. Program in Education Leadership has a distinguished faculty whose mission is to prepare committed graduate students to serve as University professors of Education Leadership. The Ph.D. Program in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University is a full time doctoral program. We hope you find this site helpful.
Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson, Professor of Education and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Education Leadership
Save the Date: Education Leadership Open House, Thursday, December 6th, from 6pm to 7:30pm in Macy Hall 130, Teachers College
NOTE: Our program will begin accepting applications for our next cohort in the fall of 2019. The deadline for applications is December 15th, 2019. Student admitted to the next cohort will begin coursework in the fall 2020.
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With training and experience in operational systems and organizational dynamics, Tom Haferd turned his attention to teaching and learning more than 25 years ago to apply his skills toward developing more effective education programs. Read more
Jessica Blum-DeStefano earned her PhD in Education Leadership in May 2014 from Teachers College, Columbia University. Read more.
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Dr. Justin Barbaro is a former PhD student in Education Leadership and Graduate Research Assistant at the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Teachers College. Read more
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Kenny Graves, Ph.D. has served in public and Independent schools for the past decade as an award-winning English teacher, professional developer, instructional technologist, and school leader. Read more.
Meet Current Students
Phillip Smith is a mid-career, second year doctoral student on the Education Leadership Ph.D. program. Read more...
Christy Joswick- O’Connor is a PhD student in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her advisor is Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson. Read more...
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Dominique Lester is a first year doctoral student in the Education Leadership Ph.D program. His sponsor and advisor is Professor Sonya Douglass-Horsford. Read More...
Leadership Institute for School Change
The Leadership Institute for School Change at Teachers College, Columbia University – facilitated by Professor Ellie Drago-Severson (faculty lead and co-facilitator) and Dr. Jessica Blum-DeStefano (co-facilitator) – offers participants a deep dive into the theory and practice of supporting adult development (both others’ and our own) in organizations. Please visit our site to find a session that’s right for you!