Education Leadership, Foundations & Policy

  • EDLF
  • Academic Department

What We Do

We provide education and training programs that represent a group of specialty areas that contribute to the underpinnings of quality educational practice at all levels, including research, human development, foundations of education, leadership, higher education, and policy.

EDLF serves educators both on-grounds and off-grounds through a variety of offerings. Explore our academic programs, research center affiliations and new featuring our faculty.

In 2010, the School of Education and Human Development was selected to serve as the headquarters to the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.

Academic Programs

View our top-ranked program offerings to find a degree with boundless future impact.

EDLF Faculty

Derrick P Alridge

Derrick P. Alridge

  • Philip J. Gibson Professor of Education
  • Director, Center for Race and Public Education in the South
Allison Atteberry

Allison Atteberry

  • Associate Professor of Education & Public Policy
  • Director, EdPolicyWorks
Brendan Bartanen

Brendan Bartanen

  • Assistant Professor
Daphna Bassok

Daphna Bassok

  • Batten Bicentennial Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
  • Associate Director, EdPolicyWorks
Michelle Beavers

Michelle Beavers

  • Associate Professor
Bethany A Bell

Bethany A. Bell

  • Chair, Department of Education Leadership, Foundations and Policy
  • Associate Professor
Kelli Bird

Kelli Bird

  • Research Assistant Professor
Margaret Burchinal

Margaret (Peg) R. Burchinal

  • Research Professor
Benjamin L. Castleman

Benjamin L. Castleman

  • Newton and Rita Meyers Associate Professor in the Economics of Education
Katrina Debnam

Katrina Debnam

  • Associate Professor
Jamie DeCoster

Jamie DeCoster

  • Research Assistant Professor
Nancy L Deutsch

Nancy L. Deutsch

  • Associate Dean for Faculty Development
  • Linda K. Bunker Professor of Education
  • Director, Youth-Nex
Sara Dexter

Sara Dexter

  • Associate Professor
David Eddy Spicer

David Eddy-Spicer

  • Professor
Shereen El Mallah

Shereen El Mallah

  • Research Assistant Professor
Tanya Evans

Tanya Evans

  • Research Assistant Professor
Juan C Garibay

Juan C. Garibay

  • Associate Professor
Jennie Grammer

Jennie K. Grammer

  • Stern Bicentennial Associate Professor in Education and Neuroscience
Walter F. Heinecke

Walter F. Heinecke

  • Associate Professor
Diane M Hoffman

Diane M. Hoffman

  • Associate Professor
Tara Hofkens

Tara Hofkens

  • Research Assistant Professor
Michael Hull

Michael F. Hull

  • Assistant Professor
Chris S Hulleman

Chris S. Hulleman

  • Research Associate Professor
Karen Inkelas

Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas

  • Professor of Education
Lieny Jeon

Lieny Jeon

  • Jane Batten Bicentennial Associate Professor
Jamie J. Jirout

Jamie J. Jirout

  • Assistant Professor
Veronica Katz

Veronica Katz

  • Research Assistant Professor
Timothy R. Konold

Timothy R. Konold

  • Professor
  • Research, Statistics, & Evaluation Program Director
Traci Kutaka

Traci Kutaka

  • Research Assistant Professor
Profile headshot of Patricia Lampkin

Patricia Lampkin

  • Professor
Alan Leffers

Alan Leffers

  • Assistant Professor
Colby Meyers

Coby V. Meyers

  • Associate Professor
  • Chief of Research, Partnership for Leaders in Education
Luke C Miller

Luke C. Miller

  • Research Associate Professor
Natalia Palacios

Natalia Palacios

  • Associate Professor
Brian Pusser

Brian Pusser

  • Associate Professor
Sara Rimm-Kaufman

Sara Rimm-Kaufman

  • Commonwealth Professor of Education
Josipa Roksa

Josipa Roksa

  • Professor
Beth Schueler

Beth Schueler

  • Assistant Professor
Jim Soland

Jim Soland

  • Assistant Professor
Gerald D Starsia

Gerald D. Starsia

  • Associate Professor
Christian L Steinmetz

Christian L. Steinmetz

  • Assistant Professor
Beverly Sweeney

Beverly Sweeney

  • Assistant Professor of Education
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Justin B. Thompson

  • Senior Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer
Yoi Tibbett

Yoi Tibbetts

  • Research Assistant Professor
Carol Tomblinson

Carol Ann Tomlinson

  • William Clay Parrish Professor Emerita
Khara Turnbull

Khara Turnbull

  • Research Assistant Professor
Sarah Turner

Sarah E. Turner

  • University Professor of Economics & Education
Rachel L. Wahl

Rachel L. Wahl

  • Associate Professor
Jessica E Whittaker

Jessica E. Whittaker

  • Research Associate Professor
  • Director of Birth to Eight Initiatives
Vivian Wong

Vivian Wong

  • Associate Professor
James H Wyckoff

James H. Wyckoff

  • Memorial Professor of Education

EDLF Staff

Jane Cook

Jane M. Cook

  • Outreach Assistant

Britton Dunnavant

  • Student Services Generalist
Isabelle Fares

Isabelle Fares

  • Senior Data Specialist
Barbara Fitch

Barbara Fitch

  • Project and Administrative Associate
Kimberly S. Jennings

Kimberly Jennings

  • Program Support Technician
Marcy Reedy

Marcy Reedy

  • EDLF Department Administrator
Alicia Rudie

Alicia Rudie

  • Senior Department Finance Manager
Ziara R. Smith

Ziara Smith

  • Program Implementation Support Associate

Affiliated Centers & Labs

  • CASTL-HE
  • Research Project

CASTL-Higher Ed

While currently paused, the work of Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (CASTL-HE) Lab studies the relationship between college teaching and pedagogy and student learning outcomes at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level. CASTL-HE endeavors to become the global leader in the evidence-based study of postsecondary teaching and learning by linking the examination of instructional practice to student learning outcomes. 

  • YWLP
  • Partner

Young Women Leaders Program

Since its founding in 1997, YWLP has grown to serve 7th and 8th grade girls in four Central Virginia middle schools by pairing them with UVA undergraduate mentors. More than a dozen “sister sites” have been founded using the YWLP model around the US and internationally. YWLP is a research-based mentoring program that incorporates all of the recently recommended thirteen “best practices” in mentoring.

  • Research Center

Youth-Nex

Youth-Nex is a trans-disciplinary center with a translational approach to scholarship and innovation that is central to its work. 

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Contact Us

Office Location

  • Bavaro Hall 222

Mailing Address

  • 417 Emmett Street S
    Charlottesville, VA 22903