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Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities—that’s training or instruction—but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed. —Thomas Moore

​Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff 

     
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Dr. Geoffrey Borman

professor
Quantitative Methods; The Social Organization of Schools; Evaluation of Policies and Programs for Improving the Educational Outcomes of
Poor and Minority Children

ELPA PhD Advisees

                            
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Dr. Colleen Capper

professor
Leadership for Equity and Diversity, Leadership for Inclusive Schooling, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Advanced Organizational Theory for Leadership & Diversity, Qualitative Research Methods, Research Methods and Advanced Research Methods, the Preparation and Development of Educational Leaders for Social Justice
ELPA PhD Advisees

               
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Dr. Clifton F. Conrad

Vilas distinguished achievement professor
Faculty Director WISCAPE
(Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education)
Qualitative Methods; Academic Programs in Higher Education; Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education; Ideas of the University
ELPA PhD Advisees
                        
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Dr. Elton Crim

clinical professor
Higher Education Master's Advisor
Higher Education; Teaching, Directing and Advising of Students; Coordinates Higher Education Practicum Experiences for Students
ELPA PhD Advisees
           
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Dr. John Diamond

Hoefs-Bascom professor
The influence of race and class on students' educational experiences and outcomes, leadership and organizational change, educational policy, policy implementation, sociology of education, the relationship between schools and communities
ELPA PhD Advisees

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Kari Dickinson

WISCAPE communications manager
​Oversees WISCAPE's outreach efforts and manages development of publications, the website, and social media. She has broad experience with nonprofit outreach and marketing and has also been an editor of college textbooks and educational materials.
                
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​Dr. Peter Trabert Goff

assistant professor
School Leadership (assessment, evaluation, and labormarket); School Finance; Experimental and Quasi-experimental Research Methods
ELPA PhD Advisees
     
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​Dr. Richard Halverson

School of Education Associate Dean for Innovation and Partnerships 
professor
Instructional Leadership Practice; Technology and Reflective Practice       
ELPA​ PhD Advisees 

 
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Dr. Nicholas Hillman

associate professor

Higher education finance; public policy making; student financial aid policy; college access and equity
ELPA PhD Advisees

          
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​Dr. Jerlando F.L. Jackson

ELPA department chair
professor
Organizational and Administrative Theory in Higher Education; Workforce Diversity and Workplace Discrimination in Higher Education
ELPA PhD Advisees
      
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​Dr. Carolyn Kelley   

School of Education Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs  ​                  
Professor
ELPA PhD Advisees  
          
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Dr. M. Bruce King

faculty associate
Instructional Reform and Leadership; Professional Development; Outreach Program Coordinator

ELPA PhD Advisees


     
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​Dr. Laura Lang

faculty associate
Courses: Evaluating and Supporting Quality Teaching; Instructional Leadership & Teacher Capacity; Organizational Change for Student-Centered Coaching; Teacher Leadership & Learning Communities

Other ELPA responsibility: Instructional coach with the Authentic Intellectual Work framework

       
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Dr. Weijia Li

Director GHE Program
Overseeing Global Higher Education Master of Science Program, teaching courses on Internationalization of Higher Education; development of relationships with universities and educational institutions worldwide
   
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Dr. Julie Mead

School of Education Associate Dean for Education 
professor
Legal Aspects of Education; Special Education Law; Special Educational Administration; Legal Aspects of School Choice

ELPA PhD Advisees

           
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​Dr. Peter M. Miller

professor
Community-based educational leadership: Leadership theory; Education in contexts of homelessness: Social capital; School-community collaboration
ELPA PhD Advisees
       
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Dr. Noel Radomski

Managing Director, WISCAPE (Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education)

Manages WISCAPE’s daily operations, including the programs and activities portfolio; delivers presentations; and engages in informal and formal conversations with scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and others. He previously worked as a policy and planning analyst in the Office of the Chancellor, UW–Madison.

   

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Art Rainwater

clinical professor
School District Leadership, Educational Planning, Addressing the student achievement gap through system improvement, issues of Social Justice and Diversity

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Dr. ​Julie Underwood

professor
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Educational Policy Studies     
Law
ELPA PhD Advisees
   
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​Dr. Xueli Wang

associate professor
College Student Experience and Success; Community Colleges and Transfer Students; Psychological Development of Students; Assessment in Higher Education

ELPA PhD Advisees 


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Dr. Rachelle Winkle-Wagner

associate professor
Underrepresented students' access and success in college; Doctoral education for students of color;The influence of race and gender on college experiences;Critical qualitative methods; Sociology of high education; Identity development

ELPA PhD Advisees

 

ADMINISTRATIVE and SUPPORT STAFF


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Shari Smith

senior student services coordinator
academic advising, admissions, fellowships/scholarships, recruiting, student academic matters

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Barbara Wipperfurth

department administrator

purchasing, payrolls, personnel, budgeting, office administration, & support for department chair

   
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Jenny Ferry

financial specialist
support for main office, purchasing, and outreach programs                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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support staff                                                                    


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Jim Vannes

information processing consultant                                                                      
computer hardware support and network security


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Brittany Ota-Malloy

office assistant

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