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Main Office

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
School of Education
253 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-3106
Fax: 608/265-3135

Email: elpa@education.wisc.edu
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A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. —Anonymous

Mission Statement

The mission of the department is to create, evaluate, exchange, and apply knowledge about leadership, learning, and organizational performance to prepare scholars and scholar practitioners who cultivate equity and educational opportunity in a diverse and changing world.

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Department Chair
Julie Mead, Professor
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Associate Dean, 
School of Education 


Clifton F. Conrad 
Faculty Director
Noel Radomski 
Associate Researcher & Managing Director

Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of 
Postsecondary  Education 

supports the pursuit, sharing, and implementation of promising ideas for addressing fundamental challenges in postsecondary education in Wisconsin, the United States, and internationally.





Dr. Chris Sadler, ELPA Wisconsin Idea Executive PhD Cohort Alum is presenting at the New Teacher Center 2018 Symposium in San Francisco, California on February 12th. Chris will be presenting on "How Do Successful Diverse Schools Support Beginning Teachers? Practical Findings from a Comparative Case Study."
Jacqueline Forbes, ELPA PhD student
Selected for
AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI)


K12 Leadership Master's Cohort 
(with an emphasis on Social Justice) 

application deadline ​​April 1, 2018
new cohort begins summer 2018        

Master's in Global Higher Education

new cohort begins fall 2018
application deadlines 


Mauriell Amechi
December 2017
Dissertation:Our Stories (Un)Told: Community Cultural Wealth and the College-Going Experiences of Transitioning Youth in Foster Care

STUDENTS & ALUMNI               

Mauriell Amechi, ELPA PhD student is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant for his study entitled “Our Stories (Un)Told: Community Cultural Wealth and the College-Going Experiences of Transitioning Youth in Foster Care.” The award was made by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina.


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