Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Contact Information:

Dr. Kathryn Bell McKenzie

Shellie Machado
Administrative Support Coordinator

Applications for Cohort 7 are now closed.

However, we are accepting applications for Cohort 8 beginning in Summer 2015.

CSU Stanislaus Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership has been accepted as a member of the Carnegie Project on Education Doctorate Consortium

“Since 2007, CPED has engaged over 50 colleges and schools of education which have committed resources to work together to undertake a critical examination of the doctorate in education through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback and evaluation. The intent of the project is to collaboratively redesign the Ed.D. and to make it a stronger and more relevant degree for the advanced preparation of school practitioners and clinical faculty, academic leaders and professional staff for the nation’s schools and colleges and the learning organizations that support them.”

Welcome Dr. Anysia P. Mayer

​Dr. Anysia Mayer will join us as Associate Professor, Full-Time Faculty and P12 Specialist in the Doctoral Program starting Fall 2014.

Dr. Mayer received her PhD from the University of California, Davis in 2006. For the past five years she has been a Assistant Professor in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where she also served as the EdD Graduate Program Coordinator. In addition, Dr. Mayer has been a P.I. or Co-P.I. for NSF, NEA, and foundation funded research (approximately 1.5 million dollars) and Associate Editor for Educational Administration Quarterly, the premier journal in educational leadership. She has 20 publications, numerous national presentations, chaired several dissertation committees and taught 6 different graduate level leadership and research methods courses.


Leading Education for Educational Leadership

CSU Stanislaus’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, with specializations in P-12 and Community College Education, is positioned to have a major impact on the education community throughout the six county region of the northern San Joaquin Valley. Preparing outstanding leaders to improve teaching and learning in schools and colleges, the program is committed to developing tomorrow’s change agents for complex educational organizations in multicultural settings.

Emphasizing models of instruction, research, and practice, the program provides an opportunity for candidates to work in learning communities as educators, leaders, policy makers, and policy advocates.

​ The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is fully approved by Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


P12 Candidates


AERA Annual Meeting

"The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy"
April 3 - 7, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

Community College Candidates

Community College League of California Annual Conference (CCLC)
November 21-23, 2013
Burlingame, CA

Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA)
February 26-28, 2014
San Diego, CA

Community College League of Innovation Conference
March 2-5, 2014
Anaheim, CA

AERA Annual Meeting
"The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy"
April 3 - 7, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

American Association of Community Colleges Annual Conference (AACC)
April 5-8, 2014
Washington, DC

International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence
May 25-28, 2014
Austin, TX