UW-Madison Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

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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
or by contact form
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Education: a debt due from present to future generations. —George Peabody

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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Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a clinical professor of educational leadership at the K-12 level. This position will strengthen connections between the department and Wisconsin educational leaders by aligning university, state, professional association, and district efforts to develop educational leaders who can develop educational equity and support educational excellence. We are especially interested in candidates who have worked successfully with diverse populations.
To apply online, visit jobs.wisc.edu

Dr. George Chester Kliminski, University of Wisconsin emeritus clinical professor, 77, of Okatie, South Carolina passed away unexpectedly on February 15, 2019.

 ELPA PhD Students Vanessa Pena, Valerie Crespin-Trujillo and Yasmin Rodriguez and ELPA Alumna Courtney Luedke presenting at American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

​ ELPA alumna Yi-Hwa Liou is receiving the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Division A.


John Diamond named Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education


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