EDL Faculty and Staff
Faculty in the Educational Leadership Department represent a wide range of teaching, research interests, and professional experiences. The department houses all educational leadership programs. Using an asset-based perspective, faculty in each area are committed to preparing educators to be able to meet the needs of diverse learners and ensure student success.
Susan BankeSusan Banke Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (470) 578-2498
Location: BEB 462
As a Clinical Assistant Professor, I have the privilege of working with present and aspiring school leaders in courses such as professional learning, human resources, and leadership. I also facilitate the EDS Coaching and Masters Coaching programs, and a spokesperson to Independent and Charter Schools.
David BuckmanDavid Buckman Assistant Professor, Coordinator Ed.S. Program
Assistant Professor, Coordinator Ed.S. Program
Phone: (470) 578-6489
Location: BEB 455
I teach Masters, Ed.S., and Ed.D. courses for students in educational leadership while conducting academic research in the area of school human resources and school finance, which includes: job quality practices and its effect on employees, personnel pay, industrial psychology theories (i.e., job satisfaction, pay satisfaction, and motivation), student achievement predictors, and school diversity. Current courses taught acquaint students with knowledge of data driving decision making concepts in an educational context as well as provide field experience in the area of human resources management.
Nicholas ClegorneNicholas Clegorne Associate Professor of Higher Education
Associate Professor of Higher Education
Phone: (470) 578-2497
Location: BEB 451
I teach Master's and Ed.D. Courses in Educational Leadership while furthering a research agenda into leadership curricula development in post-secondary STEM programs as well as the impact of mentoring and leadership on career success of student affairs professionals. I am currently slated to teach a number of curriculum and assessment courses and higher education administration courses.
Sheryl CroftSheryl Croft Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Coordinator of the EDD Program
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Coordinator of the EDD Program
Phone: (470) 578-6401
Location: BEB 460
I am presently an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership. I also coordinate and advise students seeking or enrolled in the EDD program.
Chinasa ElueChinasa Elue Assistant Professor
Phone: (470) 578-2493
Location: BEB 461
I teach graduate level courses in the Department of Educational Leadership. My research focuses on issues of educational access and equity for marginalized populations across the P-20 continuum. The first strand of my research explores the college choice decisions of marginalized student populations. My second line of inquiry explores the impact of law and policy, research, and practice on the educational opportunities for marginalized populations. Lastly, my third line of inquiry examines issues of work life balance and productivity amongst graduate students & faculty.
Adrian EppsAdrian Epps Associate Dean, Director, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Associate Dean, Director, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Phone: (470) 578-2434
Location: SL 5002
Administrator in the College of Science and Math; Director of the ATOMS Center and Associate Professor in Educational Leadership.
Albert JimenezAlbert Jimenez Assistant Professor, Coordinator MEd Program
Assistant Professor, Coordinator MEd Program
Phone: (470) 578-3352
Location: BEB 453
My primary research interests are in the areas of teacher evaluation and supervision, test item analysis and test construction, and access to quality assessments for English Learners (ELs). I have had the honor of being a SREB Doctoral Scholar, a Goizueta Foundation Scholar, a member of the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision, and have been awarded the Ray Bruce Academic Support Award for outstanding research in the field of supervision.
Arvin JohnsonArvin Johnson Assistant Professor
Phone: (470) 578-3354
Location: BEB 457
I teach graduate courses in the Educational Leadership Department. My research interest includes principal professional learning, best practices in education and leadership, and brain-based leadership and learning.
Ugena WhitlockUgena Whitlock Chair, Department of Educational Leadership
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership
Phone: (470) 578-6888
Location: BEB 448
Dr. Whitlock teaches courses in her home department, Secondary & Middle Grades Education, and the Curriculum & Instruction Program. She is affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Studies Department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, where she teaches for the Gender & Women's Studies, American Studies, and Religious Studies Programs. Her research interests include examining intersecting contexts of gender, race, class, and religion and their mutual relationality with curriculum and schooling. Her current research surrounds thinking theologically about curriculum theory.
Vanessa Younis SahoVanessa Younis Saho Administrative Associate II
Administrative Associate II
Phone: (470) 578-6888
Location: BEB 449
I support the Chair and Faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership.