Educational Leadership Program Faculty
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies courses are taught by full-time faculty in Educational Leadership, and by adjunct faculty members who represent a wide-range of professional and academic backgrounds, including public school administration, educational policy makers, P-20 curriculum specialists, consultants, and experts in educational policy, law, and human resources. Adjuncts are working professionals who bring their practical expertise and current policy knowledge to the courses they teach. Although they do not hold regular office hours on campus, they are part of the dedicated network of Educational Leadership faculty and are available for advising and support outside of the classroom.
Lyndsay Agans, PhD, Assistant Professork, Lyndsay was a previous Diversity Faculty Fellow in the Morgridge College of Education, and served as an instructor and Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Northern Colorado. Lyndsay Agans scholarship focus is on technology, teaching, and learning with an emphasis on inclusive excellence. Dr. Agans holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education with a specialization in Organization & Governance and a cognate in Education Research. Lyndsay brings a specialization in assessment, evaluation, and university organization and governance. She teaches within the Certification, MA and doctoral programs.
Linda Brookhart, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, has over 30 years of experience as a school principal and district level administrator in addition to teaching at the university level. Her area of professional interest and research include: refining the knowledge base and preparation programs for educational leaders and corresponding development of performance assessments; and identifying student reported learning from participation in early field experiences and implication for preparation programs. Her PhD is from the University of Denver in School Administration, Cognate: Speech Communications; an MA from University of Denver in Curriculum and Supervision/International Relations. She teaches within the Certification, MA and doctoral programs.
Patty Kipp, MA, Lecturer, was a Denver Public School principal at Palmer School for the thirteen years. Ms. Kipp worked in Denver Public Schools for thirty-one years as a teacher, reading specialist, staff developer, assistant principal, and administrator mentor. She has degrees in History, Spanish and Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Kipp has worked with the principal preparation programs for eight years as a successful collaborator with the Ritchie program and leads the Adams 12 Ritchie program. She teaches within the Certification programs.
Susan Korach, EdD, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, co-designed and serves as the district/university partnership principal preparation program that received a United States Department of Education School Leadership Program grant in 2008. Her primary research has focused on evaluating the learning outcomes of principal preparation programs and conducting qualitative research of the leadership actions of new principals. Her primary research has focused on evaluating the learning outcomes of principal preparation programs and conducting qualitative research of the leadership actions of new principals. Susan holds an EdD and MA from the University of Houston. Prior to her work at the University of Denver she worked as an educational consultant, English teacher, Assistant Principal, and charter school Education Director. She teaches within the Certification, MA and doctoral programs.
Dr. Kent Seidel, Associate Professor, comes to DU from the University of Cincinnati, where he served as faculty and Chair of the Educational Leadership and Urban Education Leadership graduate programs. Since 1996, he has served as the Executive Director of the Alliance for Curriculum Reform, a collaborative of more than 20 of the national education organizations, including most of the content-area groups that have developed P-20 standards. His research in the past decade has focused on performance-based approaches to improving teacher support and school quality, including a major emphasis on value-added and growth measures in accountability systems. He led the development of resources and training for all 72 teacher and principal preparation programs in Ohio on uses of value-added and growth measures, under the auspices of the Ohio Board of Regents to help these programs meet legislative requirements. Closely related to his school reform work, Dr. Seidel has been actively involved in arts education and the development of creativity in students, teachers, and school leaders. He has a theatre and music background. He was one of six experts who developed the national theatre standards, and has consulted with the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Research with a focus on non-profit and educational organizational behavior and management.