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.

Faculty

Name
Position
  • David Buckman

    David Buckman Interim Department Chair of Inclusive Education & Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

    David G. BuckmanPosition:
    Interim Department Chair of Inclusive Education & Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

    Phone: (470) 578-7853
    Email: dbuckman@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 443


    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 Clegorne

    Nicholas Clegorne Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher EducationDepartment of Educational Leadership

    Dr. Nicholas ClegornePosition:
    Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher EducationDepartment of Educational Leadership

    Phone: (470) 578-2497
    Email: nclegorn@kennesaw.edu
    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 Croft

    Sheryl Croft Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Coordinator of the EDD Program

    S. CroftPosition:
    Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Coordinator of the EDD Program

    Phone: (470) 578-6401
    Email: scroft10@kennesaw.edu
    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.
  • Binbin DeVillar

    Binbin DeVillar Professor , International Education, Leadership & Research; Coordinator of Ed.S./Tier -II

    Binbin JiangPosition:
    Professor , International Education, Leadership & Research; Coordinator of Ed.S./Tier -II

    Phone: (470) 578-7817
    Email: bjiang@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 459


    Dr. Jiang is Professor of International Education, Leadership, and Research, and has been in the Department of Educational Leadership since 2004. Professor Jiang has over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and administration in multiple international contexts, including China, Ecuador, Mexico and the US. She has a plethora of rich experience teaching EDL courses, including research, and mentoring and coaching graduate students, as well as supervising doctoral dissertations. Dr. Jiang's research and publications focus on international education, leadership preparation, professional development, and English Language Learners. She has conducted and/or presented on collaborative multi-year research projects in over 15 countries around the world and received various awards. Dr. Jiang has served in multiple administrative positions within and outside of KSU, including Executive Director of the Division of Global Affairs at KSU, Director of CIFAL Atlanta, Director of Global Engagement in the Bagwell of College Education, and Director of the International language Institute at the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, Texas). She was also a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Associated Fellow (2009-2010), appointed by the UN Assistant Secretary-General, Mr. Nikhil Seth.  
  • Chinasa Elue

    Chinasa Elue Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher EducationDepartment of Educational Leadership

    Chinasa Elue, Ph.DPosition:
    Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher EducationDepartment of Educational Leadership

    Phone: (470) 578-2493
    Email: celue@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 462


    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 Epps

    Adrian Epps Chantal and Tommy Bagwell Endowed Dean, Bagwell College of Education Professor of Educational Leadership

    Adrian EppsPosition:
    Chantal and Tommy Bagwell Endowed Dean, Bagwell College of Education Professor of Educational Leadership

    Phone: (470) 578-2434
    Email: aepps6@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 314


     
  • Cathey Goodgame

    Cathey Goodgame Clinical Assistant Professor

    Goodgame Position:
    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-2498
    Email: cgoodgam@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 461


    As a Clinical Assistant Professor, I bring experience as a school-based leader from multiple districts in the metro Atlanta area. I teach courses in the masters and Tier I certification programs, working closely with present and aspiring leaders as they grow in their leadership practice. 
  • Keneisha Harrington

    Keneisha Harrington Assistant Professor

    Position:
    Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-2836
    Email: kharr345@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 452


     
  • Albert Jimenez

    Albert Jimenez Interim Chair, Department of Educational Leadership

    Albert M JimenezPosition:
    Interim Chair, Department of Educational Leadership

    Phone: (470) 578-3352
    Email: ajimen17@kennesaw.edu
    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 Johnson

    Arvin Johnson Interim Director of the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

    Arvin JohnsonPosition:
    Interim Director of the School of Instructional Technology and Innovation and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

    Phone: (470) 578-3354
    Email: ajohn560@kennesaw.edu
    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.
  • Miyoshi Juergensen

    Miyoshi Juergensen Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

    Phone: (470) 578-7736
    Email: mjuerge1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 456


    I teach graduate level courses in the Teacher Leadership program, which is housed in the Educational Leadership department. My research focuses on the intellectual histories of African American teacher leaders during de jure segregation and the impact those histories have on contemporary teacher leadership, particularly for teachers serving students on the margins of academic success. I primarily work with Teacher Leadership candidates through dissertation advising and teaching courses related to teacher leadership foundations, policy, curriculum, and diversity.
  • Jeffrey Robinson

    Jeffrey Robinson Limited Term Assistant Professor

    Position:
    Limited Term Assistant Professor

    Phone: (470) 578-6489
    Email: jrobi313@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 455


     
  • Tamela Thomas

    Tamela Thomas Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

    Phone: (470) 578-2951
    Email: tthom388@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 454


    I teach Masters, Ed.S., and Ed.D. courses in Teacher Leadership. My research interests include critical instructional leadership, policy creation and implementation in STEM education, and feminist-based pedagogies in education. My work centers experience as expertise to critically interrogate how we make sense of and enact policy in schools.
  • Jen Wells

    Jen Wells Associate Professor of Higher Education

    Jen WellsPosition:
    Associate Professor of Higher Education

    Phone: (470) 578-4981
    Email: jwells42@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 461


    I teach graduate level courses in the Department of Educational Leadership, primarily focused on methodology.  My research interests include psychosocial development, sense of belonging, and identity development of college students and assessment with a focus on the use of standards. 

Staff


Name
Position
  • Vanessa Younis Saho

    Vanessa Younis Saho Office Manager

    Position:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-6888
    Email: vyouniss@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BEB 449


    I support the Chair and Faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership.
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