Educational Administration, PhD

Our PhD doctoral program in educational administration will prepare you with the technical and theoretical skills for multiple roles, including college and university research, teaching and leadership; school district leadership; and public agency leadership. Our primary focus is on research and scholarship in educational administration and leadership, and finding new ways to integrate theory into practice. The PhD program is different from the EdD program in that the PhD emphasizes training in empirical research, theory development, and the generation of new knowledge and is best suited for students who aspire to academic careers as faculty or researchers.

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Why Educational Administration at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • flexible coursework delivery to meet your needs
  • frequent guest speakers, from local school administrators to international experts in school leadership
  • small seminars designed to stimulate conversation and engaged learning

Program Overview

Academic credential grantedDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Credits required for completion72
Time to completion4 to 5+ years
Course deliveryOn campus
  • Administrative positions in local school administration and state and federal government
  • Teaching, researching and policymaking positions in higher education across New York State and worldwide
Application deadlineJan. 1

Program Faculty

Baxley, Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn Baxley

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

485 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1085


Research Areas: Race, Inequality, and Education; Urban Education

Husain, Aliza

Aliza Husain

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

467 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2471


Research Areas: Administration/Management; Big Data; Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Research; Economics of Education; Educational Policy; Educator Preparation; Evaluation; Large-Scale Assessment and Research; Leadership; Leadership Training; Professional / Staff Development; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods; School and District Reform; Statistical Methods and Applications in Statistical Issues

Lemke, Melinda

Melinda Lemke

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

470 Baldy Hall North Campus Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (512) 659-2364


Research Areas: Critical Policy Analysis; Educational Policy; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Global Issues; Mental Health; Politics of Education; Qualitative Research Methods; School and Community Partnerships

Stone-Johnson, Corrie

Corrie Stone-Johnson

Associate Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

473 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2471


Research Areas: Administration/Management; Curriculum and Instruction; Educator Preparation; Global Issues; Leadership; Leadership Training; Organizational Change; School and District Reform; Urban Education

Questions about the program?

Program Director

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Educational Leadership and Policy
470 Baldy Hall


Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.