Educational Leadership & Policy Studies


Global Youth Leaders "Uplifting Humanity"

November 6, 2023

Melissa Baghoumian, Jocelyn Lagunas, Sergio Lopez, Gabriela Mahgerefteh

Four CSUN students (Melissa Baghoumian, Jocelyn Lagunas, Sergio Lopez, Gabriela Mahgerefteh) were awarded the prestigious, national award “Luce 24 under 24” at a ceremony in New York City on November 7, 2023. The J. Luce Foundation issues the award to “the brightest young global leaders” who are “innovators and game changers.” The foundation empowers young leaders to “better humanity” with “honor, intelligence, benevolence, and integrity.” Read more

Dimpal Jain's Recent Awards and Publications

September 24, 2023

First Generation Faculty of Color

Dr. Dimpal Jain (Educational Leadership & Policy Studies) has recently won an NSF grant entitled "HSI Planning Project: CSUN START", was recognized for her work with the Badge Project, and presented her book First Generation Faculty of Color: Reflections on Research, Teaching, and Service at the 2023 National McNair Conference at UCLA. Congratulations, Dr. Jain! Read more

Welcome Back!

August 21, 2023

Welcome Back

Welcome Back! The ELPS department welcomes back our continuing cohorts and new cohorts in the MA in Educational Administration Program, the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program, the MA in Higher Educational Leadership Program, and the Doctoral Program. We are looking forward to another great academic year as we kick off with our orientations and welcome back events. Thank you for being part of the ELPS student family! Read more

Part-Time Faculty Position Open in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

March 2, 2023

The University Library

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is looking to hire part-time faculty for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please find the list of anticipated courses for our Doctoral, Masters and Credential programs for the upcoming academic year in the link below. Interested applicants should e-mail completed applications to by April 3, 2023. Get more information and application instructions here.

Dimpal Jain Receives NSF Grant

October 3, 2022

The University Library

Dimpal Jain received an NSF grant for $3 million dollars. The grant is titled “Creating Opportunities for Minoritized Undergraduate Students to Participate in Mentored Research” with Gaby Chavira, Crist Khachikian, Melanie Bocanegra, and Chris Stanford as Principal Investigators.  Dr. Jain will serve as a faculty fellow. Congratulations, Dr. Jain! Read more

Activists Against Orientalism and War

March 2, 2022

ActivistsAgainst Orientalism&War

The Ethnic Studies Education Pathways Project (ESEPP) presents “Activists Against Orientalism & War” on Monday, March 7th, 2022 at 7pm (PST), a discussion between two nationally renowned Los Angeles artist activists Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed (she/her) and Álvaro Márquez (they/them). Both Taz and Álvaro will be discussing their artwork and how they redefine identity and politics in relation to immigration, war, empire, and the act of othering through orientalism.  Read more


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