Welcome to ELPS

For the last 20 years, our focus has been to prepare individuals to become transformational leaders who can work effectively in challenging educational environments, with a strong commitment to promoting excellence, justice-centered education, democracy, risk-taking, and responsiveness to community needs. We strive to support marginalized student populations, including but not limited to undocumented students, LGBTQA+ students, and students with diverse abilities, by creating a welcoming learning environment that values all opportunities for our students to succeed. Our faculty is dedicated to developing collaborative and responsive relationships with local and external educational communities. 

Alonzo Flowers, Ph.D.

Contact

Alonzo Flowers, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

alonzo.flowers@utsa.edu

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Why Study in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies?

  • 87% of graduates work in academia, higher education student affairs, or are in school and district educational administration
  • Students receive a variety of fellowships like the UCEA Jackson Scholars
  • Graduated more than 180 doctoral students since 2004

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Programs

We offer two master's degrees, a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration. We also prepare students for principal and superintendent certification.

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty

Sofia Bahena, Ph.D.

Sofia Bahena, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Curtis Brewer, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Abraham DeLeon, Ph.D.

Abraham DeLeon, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Alonzo Flowers, Ph.D.

Alonzo Flowers, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Claudia García-Louis, Ph.D.

Claudia García-Louis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Dr. Guadalupe Gorordo

Dr. Guadalupe Gorordo

Assistant Professor in Practice, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Victoria Kim, Ph.D.

Victoria Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Betty Merchant, Ph.D.

Betty Merchant, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Juan Manuel Niño, Ph.D.

Juan Manuel Niño, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Mariela Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Mariela Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Vanessa Sansone, Ed.D

Vanessa Sansone, Ed.D

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Dr. Dolores Sendejo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Practice, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

David Thompson, Ph.D.

David Thompson, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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