• Educational Leadership, Research and Technology faculty and staff

  • Dr. Joshua Merchant Named Buena Vista University President.

  • Dominican Republic phd cohort and Dr. Dunn

    2016 Dominican Republic Ph.D. cohort with President Dunn.

  • Doctoral and graduate assistants in ELRT

    The 2016-17 doctoral and graduate assistants in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology.

  • Western Michigan University education researcher Jessaca Spybrook honored as an emerging scholar during a Sept. 30 campus-wide awards ceremony.

The Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University offers programs that blend theory and best practices to prepare students for current and future challenges and make them more competitive in the job market.

Academic programs


Additional 2017 Date to Apply for Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
May 1, 2017, has been established as an additional deadline for those applicants interested in starting the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership during Summer II or Fall 2017. For more information, click here

AAUW Educational Funding and Awards
Encourage your women graduate students and scholars to apply for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship. Deadline Dec. 1, 2017. For more information, click here.

Special Topics Courses - Summer I 2017

  • EDLD 6890, CRN 22119 - 3 Credit Hours - Global Perspectives in HE
  • OLP 6890, CRN 22082 - 3 Credit Hours - Talent Management

Special Topics Courses - Fall 2017

Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology ranked among the nation's best

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Qi Zhang, a doctoral student in the Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Program, received an award for his poster presentation at the WMU Eleventh Annual Research and Creative Activities day on Thursday, April 13. The event showcases the scholarly work of graduate students across campus through poster presentations and performances. This year, 48 posters were entered and 17 were awarded prizes.


Amy Koning, graduate of Educational Leadership, steps up to dean of workforce development - April 19

Dr. Brett Geier's 2016-17 publications; additional article set to publish spring 2017 - March 30

Dr. Jianping Shen selected as a Distinguished Grant awardee - Feb. 28

Alumni Dr. Joshua Merchant named Buena Vista University President - Feb. 21

Carla Postell one of eleven educators chosen for the Gerstacker Fellowship - Feb. 9

Alumna Lisa Williams selected for Gerstacker Fellowship - Jan. 10

Assistant Professor publishes three articles in spring 2016 - Aug. 10, 2016


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