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Shaping the future of education


LEADS is directed by graduate students. Activities and events are chosen, designed, and executed by our graduate students.  LEADS serves an important and needed function in fostering community and building skills within ELPA. Contact LEADS at

The purpose of the Higher Education Student Advisory Board is to provide professional development opportunities and social networking for students in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) Masters of Higher Education track in the School of Education. This group will focus on providing opportunities for professional growth and connections in higher education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and across other institutions.


September 2023
ELPA PhD students CJ Greer and Mark White named as student reps to AERA Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee

August 2023
Dr. Janel Anderson (ELPA alum) and Deonte Iverson, PhD student, featured talking about issues in Education.

A study by Janella D. Benson, Joshua D. Wallace, and Carl D. Greer Jr., PhD students, shows how virtual community-building aided retention for Black graduate students during pandemic.

May Ramirez and Courtney Parker West, PhD students, selected for the Sixth Cohort of Morgridge Fellows

14 ELPA Master’s and Master’s in Sports Leadership named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars.


July 2023
Ben Lebovitz, PhD student,  selected for UCEA Graduate Student Council

Tony DelaRosa, PhD student and Ruttanatip (Dang) Chonwerawong, alum
Named in Madison365’s list of influential Asian American leaders

Dawn Crim, alum named vice chancellor for inclusivity and community engagement at UW–Green Bay

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ELPA Ph.D. Graduate Dissertation Database

Graduate application system for fall 2024 is now open.   ELPA applicant information.

December 1, 2023 application deadline for fall 2024 admission for all ELPA PhD programs and Higher Education and Educational Policy Analysis and Evaluation Master’s programs.

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Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Job Opportunities

Professor of Higher Education

Professor of K12 Educational Leadership