Research

Grants

The Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership 

The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) has awarded the Editorship of the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (JCEL) to the USF Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program for a six-year term (2013-2019). JCEL publishes peer-reviewed cases appropriate for use in programs that prepare educational leaders. The journal offers a wide range of cases that provide relevant and timely presentations of issues germane to the preparation of educational leaders.

UCEA, in collaboration with Sage publishing, sponsors this journal in an ongoing effort to improve administrative preparation. Bill Black, Zorka Karanxha and Vonzell Agosto serve as co-editors. USF ELPS doctoral candidate David Fisher serves as the managing editor. For more information, visit The Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership website.

Leadership Preparation in Policy and Community Based Reform (LPPCR) 

The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program with the Special Education Program have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare leaders in Educational Leadership and Policy studies who will prepare for roles as faculty members in special education leadership and special education policy leadership at the local, state, or federal level. The LPPCR grant has prepared students to provide proactive personnel preparation and/or administrative leadership in advocating for, developing and assisting with implementation of state and federal policies that lead to positive outcomes for students with disabilities. 

The five-year course of study includes opportunities for early research as well as for internships in local, state, and national organizations/agencies. Dr. Bill Black currently serves as Principal Investigator and Dr. Leonard Burrello serves as Co-Principal Investigator.

Ph.D. in Special Education Policy Studies (SEPS)

The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program with the Special Education Program have been awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to prepare policy leaders in special education who will prepare for roles as faculty members in special education and special education policy leadership at the local, state, or federal level. SEPS scholars receive scholarships for full-time study to complete the doctorate in special education with emphasis on educational policy leadership.

The five-year course of study includes opportunities for early research as well as for internships in local, state, and national organizations/agencies. Dr. Jeannie Kleinhammer-Tramil in USF's Special Education program serves as the Principal Investigator and Drs. Zorka Karanxha and Dr. Vonzell Agosto serve as Co-Principal Investigators. 

VSA Florida

VSA Florida provides arts, education and cultural opportunities for people of all abilities. Dr. Bill Black serves as Principal Investigator for VSA Florida, which is the leading state organization on Arts & Disability. For more information, visit the VSA Florida website.