Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership at Fayetteville State University, and, as the department chair, let me say thank you for considering us in your academic plans. Our faculty members are committed to the teaching profession and will partner with you to ensure optimal academic success! Most of our professors have extensive professional experience which means they bring relevance and practical expertise to their courses! Please take a moment to browse our website in order to learn more about what we have to offer you. If you need more information or wish to speak to someone personally about any of our graduate programs, please contact us at 910.672.1731.
The department's first graduates were in 1994 at the Masters Degree level and the first doctoral students graduated in 1997. Since its inception, the department has graduated nearly 400 Master and Doctoral students. The faculty of the department has an enviable record of quality teaching, relevant research and substantial service to the School of Education, the University and the community.
Faculty expertise covers a wide range of areas in the field of leadership, including policy, administrative and leadership practices, organizational development, community involvement and the development of the leader as a person. We have three program areas that look specifically at the development of leaders; these include the master degree in School Administration, the doctoral degrees with concentrations in K-12 and Higher Education.
The department faculty also serves the community through participation on committees of local schools and other agencies; by delivering professional development and consulting advice to educational agencies.
Department faculty members are actively involved in meaningful educational research that results in the publishing of books, articles and papers that are delivered at International, National and State Conferences. We look forward to working with you and sharing our expertise with yours. As a potential student, we welcome you to our website and look forward to, one day, meeting you in person.
Linda Wilson-Jones, PhD
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership