Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

About Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University! Our department is noted for a long history of excellence in teaching, research, and service. We have many doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate degrees, certificates, and endorsement and licensures in our department which prepare our graduates to be global leaders. Our students are presented with extensive course offerings, research opportunities, U.S. and global internship and practicum opportunities, study abroad opportunities, networking opportunities with alumni, and many leadership opportunities. They also have the opportunity to work with diverse faculty and student populations from the U.S. and around the world in and out of the classroom. Faculty in the department work in diverse areas of leadership and are highly engaged in research. Students have the opportunity to conduct research and make conference presentations with faculty in the department. By exploring the web links on our website, you can learn about our educational programs, the faculty and staff responsible for them, and admission requirements. We are wholeheartedly committed to helping students succeed. We look forward to you applying to one of our programs!

Carol Logan Patitu, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

Mission Statement

We, as members of the Department of Leadership Studies, transform the lives of students and communities by preparing them to serve as leaders who meet the needs of organizations, schools, higher education institutions, and a diverse, democratic society.

Vision Statement

The Department of Leadership Studies is a learning-centered, innovative source of programs that prepare high quality leaders whose learning and leading is predicated upon principles of human relationships, research and innovation. The department’s collaborative, inclusive culture fosters dynamic, lifelong learning environments on and off campus to meet the emergent needs of the diverse communities we serve and positively transform the lives of our students.


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