Faculty, Leadership & Research
The Lurie College of Education offers comprehensive programs, taught by our talented and dedicated faculty. Our innovative curriculum prepares SJSU Spartans to enhance the quality of education for all students in our culturally diverse, technologically complex world!
Faculty Chairs & Directors
The Lurie College of Education Department Chairs and Directors are faculty members who serve in a leadership capacity to provide guidance and direction to the growth and development of each academic department and the college as a whole. The current department chairs and directors are:
|Dr. Brad Porfilio||Ed.D Leadership Program|
|Dr. Dolores Mena||Counselor Education|
|Dr. Emily Slusser||Child and Adolescent Development|
|Dr. Nidhi Mahendra (Interim)||Communicative Disorders and Sciences|
|Dr. Patty Swanson||Teacher Education|
|Dr. Peg Hughes||Special Education|
The Lurie College of Education, as a community of scholars and practitioners, believes firmly in the need for broad-based, inclusive college governance. This belief is actualized in the use of the standing committees listed below as well as numerous ad hoc committees that are formed and used throughout an academic year.
The Curriculum Committee provides a forum for faculty, administrators, and students in which discussion and decision-making takes place regarding the content, design, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum.
Faculty Scholarship & Research Committee
The purpose of this committee is to promote an intellectual community of scholars, encourage, and support professional development activities in the College; encourage and support faculty scholarship; coordinate the distribution of University Lottery funding, and handle, coordinate, and supervise special projects for the College that add to the overall purpose of the Committee.
The Personnel Committee oversees the College’s participation in retention, tenure, and promotion activities, making specific recommendations on academic personnel actions to the College Dean and University community.
Student Research and Scholarship Committee
The Student Research and Scholarships Committee oversees the granting of Student Scholarships and Research awards, reviewing applications, evaluating student research and grant proposals and making specific recommendations to the Dean and Council of Chairs.