Doctor of Education Leadership Student Directory
The following is a directory of students currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education Leadership program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Note: This is an opt-in directory, and does not represent every student enrolled in the doctoral programs.
Doctoral Student Directories: Ed.L.D. Students | Ed.D. / Ph.D. Students
Interests: Women in Leadership, Organizational Culture, Leadership Development, Organizational Strategy, Equitable Talent Practices
Having led at the school and district level, Amanda Aiken has built her career on not just leading organizations but developing and empowering other leaders. Her key areas of interest include diversifying leadership pipelines for women of color.
Interests: Leadership Development, Equity and Inclusion, Teacher Recruitment and Retention, Community Engagement, Urban Education, District StrategyNick Brooks has ten years of experience as a teacher, coach, and nonprofit leader in the D.C. community. He is interested in diversifying the teacher pool, expanding leadership development for teachers, and integrating community members into school and education strategy.
Steven G. Chambers
Interests: Technology & Innovation, Learner Recovery Economics, National Policy, Equity, Constructivist & Project-Based Learning
Serial entrepreneur dedicated to increasing learner engagement, particularly for students behind grade-level. Committed to delivering digital learning experiences that extend teacher effectiveness and provide all students access to engaging, differentiated instruction.
Monakatellia Ford Walker
Interests: Race and Equity, Teacher Leadership, School Turnaround, Assessment, Partnerships, Student-Centered Learning, School ImprovementMona Ford Walker has over 17 years of experience working in the public-school sector. Her expertise is in school turnaround, teacher development, and leadership development.
Interests: Technology Integration, Equity
Brandon Foster’s focus is to create systemic change that allows students to become the best version of themselves. He has served as a Summer School Principal, Regional Director of Instructional Coaching, and a Professional Learning Consultant. He is also a community advocate in Fort Wayne, Indiana, partnering with local organizations to mentor and support juvenile education reform.
Interests: Equity, Immigration, Bilingual Education, K-12 Education
Emma Herzog is a bilingual leader with experience working and leading in Spanish-speaking communities. She is particularly passionate about ensuring that immigrant communities flourish in partnership with public school systems, and that all students receive an equitable education.
Interests: Collective Impact, Antiracism, Innovative School Models, Philanthropy, Policy, Critical ConsciousnessBen Lewis has experience as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He is interested in changing our education systems with the goal of eradicating racism and poverty in our country.
Interests: Equity, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, Deeper Learning, District Strategy, Continuous Improvement, Women in LeadershipErica Lim is passionate about ensuring equitable opportunities and outcomes for K-12 students. She believes deeply in the professionalization of teaching and her studies focus on the leadership of large urban school districts.
Interests: Race, Equity, Adaptive Leadership, Bilingualism, Literacy, Culturally Responsive Leadership, Teacher RecruitmentElena Luna has excelled in strategically building strong school cultures where teachers and students thrive, and families are an integral part of the school community. She has developed expertise in academic programming for English Language Learners and culturally responsive teaching.
Interests: Teacher Development, Organizational Strategy, Organizational Culture, Curriculum and Instruction, Equity, Student SuccessLiz Melia's expertise is in teaching and learning, designing and implementing strategy to improve instruction at scale, teacher and instructional leader development, and program design and management.
Dexter Moore, Jr.
Interests: Racial Justice, District Superintendency, Boys and Men of Color (BMoC), Educator Pipeline, Community Organizing, Collective Impact, Coalition BuildingDexter Moore Jr. is a servant leader with interests in systems-level strategy and coherence related to human capital, school and community-based collective impact models, and organizational learning and innovation. He is committed to eradicating racial injustice in school systems.
Interests: Organization Culture, School Leadership, Equity, School Turnaround, Urban School District, Technology in Education, Innovative School ModelsJ.J. Muñoz is a former principal, academic coach, and teacher spanning across Arizona, Florida, and Massachusetts. He has worked extensively with urban school districts and turnaround schools. His areas of expertise are in school culture, urban education, and instruction.
Interests: Learning Organizations, Dual Language Education, Ethnic Studies, Distributed Leadership, Social Emotional Learning, Social Justice Education
Ben Parad's interests lie in collaborative teacher leadership, professional learning, and culturally- and linguistically-sustaining practices, especially for multilingual learners.
B. Michelle Rinehart
Interests: District Leadership, Strategic Planning, Systems Thinking, Instructional Leadership, Education Law, Rural Education, Women in Leadership
With a breadth of professional expertise across instructional leadership, strategic planning, and professional learning, Michelle Rinehart is passionate about equipping and empowering educators to lead at all levels.
Interests: Higher Education, Policy, Equity, Postsecondary Attainment, Inclusion, Adaptive Leadership, Innovative Strategies
Berenice Rodriguez is an educational leader with over 20 years of experience as an elementary and high school principal and appointments at the state and federal education departments. She is passionate about improving postsecondary access and attainment for underserved students.
Interests: Leadership, Policy, Innovation, School Redesign, Whole-Learner Outcomes, Rural Education, Federal Education
Jake Steel’s research focuses on creating the enabling conditions in systems to better center around student learning and development. From the schoolhouse to the White House, he looks at policy, innovation, and design that can meet every student where they are in the learning process.
Interests: Race and Gender, Principal Preparation, Organizational Health, Juvenile Justice Education, Innovative School DesignJudy Touzin's interests are in the area of transforming the school experiences and outcomes for Black boys and young men as well as principal preparation and development.
Interests: Equity and Inclusion, Family and Community Engagement, Systems Thinking, School Climate and Culture, Transformative Leadership, Adult DevelopmentAs a former teacher and principal, Carmen Williams is interested in empowering leaders to sustain equitable schools. Her expertise and research interests include shaping organizational culture through collaboration and strategic systems alignment.