CHAMPIONING A LIFETIME OF LEADERSHIP

Seattle University’s Doctorate in Educational Leadership prepares you with the skills you need to further your leadership career. Here you will embark on a reflective study of your own identity as a leader and your sense of self as it integrates with leadership practice in organizations with global perspectives. You will emerge from the EDLR program prepared to lead with a passionate commitment toward transformative social change and personal connections that will serve you throughout your career.

Established in 1976, our program has a distinguished reputation for producing leaders who are making a difference in our world, including chancellors and college presidents, award-winning superintendents and principals and leaders in business, non-profit organizations, healthcare and the government. It is that venerable history and our cohort model matched with specialized concentrations that fosters a strong and invaluable network of skilled leaders from diverse fields of practice and expertise.

WHERE WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF COMMUNITY TO DEVELOP SOLUTIONS

A unique feature of our EDLR program is the Thematic Dissertation in Leadership Practice (TDiLP), which leverages cohort teams, working under faculty supervision, to engage in action-based research with a community partner. Together, you and your cohort members will conduct group thematic dissertations that require real-world application of leadership skills while being client-oriented. All dissertations are collaboratively conducted, written and defended. This process has been integral to our graduates being acknowledged as high-level practitioners in their respective fields while contributing meaningful solutions and bases of knowledge to some of society’s greatest challenges.

 
– David M. Johnson, EdD

WHERE LEADERSHIP JOINS EMPATHY & JUSTICE

“a leader who sets the stage for the staff to be brilliant and for the patient to be empowered.”

– David M. Johnson, EdD Alumnus, CEO of Navos

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF OUR EDLR PROGRAM INCLUDE:

WHERE GOALS MEET REAL WORLD OUTCOMES

MEET YOUR TEAM

Genet Yadetta

Senior Program Administrative Assistant 
Adult Education and Training (AEDT), Educational Administration (EDAD), Educational Leadership (EDLR)
Phone: (206) 296-6139

Tyson Marsh, PhD
Tyson Marsh, PhD

PhD, Urban Schooling, University of California, Los Angeles 
MA, Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California, Los Angeles 
BA, American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington 
BA, Political Science, University of Washington 
Associate Professor, Educational Administration (EDAD)
Phone: (206) 296-5798

Stacey E. Robbins, EdD
Stacey E. Robbins, EdD

EdD, Adult Learning and Leadership, Columbia University 
MEd, Adult Learning and Leadership, Columbia University 
MST, Secondary English Education, Fordham 
BA, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan 
Assistant Professor, Adult Education and Training (AEDT)
Phone: (206) 220-8257

Laurie Stevahn, PhD

PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota 
MEd, Curriculum & Instruction, Seattle Pacific University 
BA, Political Science, Pacific Lutheran University
Professor, Educational Leadership (EDLR)
Phone: (206) 296-2559

Colette Taylor, EdD
Colette Taylor, EdD

EdD, Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations, University of Florida 
MA, Counselor Education, University of Florida 
BS, Psychology, University of Florida
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership (EDLR)
Phone: (206) 296-6061

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Programs