Main Content

edl Faculty/Staff

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty

Building TE-6 (at the corner of Wintergreen and Farnham)
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515
Main Office 203-392-5341      Fax  203-392-5347

Department Chair:

Gladys Labas, Ph.D., University of Connecticut; Associate Professor

Areas of Interest:   Second Language Acquisition, Multiculturalism, Curriculum, School Leadership, Professional Development, Urban Education, Special Education and Supervision


Sousan Arafeh, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest:  Education Policy, Technology in Education, Evaluation, Education and the Future, Qualitative Methods, Alternative Educational Approaches/Informal Education, Parent/Student Voices   

Jess Gregory, Ed.D., University of Bridgeport; Assistant Professor

Coordinator of Ed.D. Program

Areas of Interest:  Urban Education, Active Learning, Integrating Technology, Study Skills, and Teacher Attitudes Towards Inclusion

Norris Haynes, Ph.D., Howard University & Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psychology, Yale University; Professor
Areas of Interest:  School Climate, Social and Emotional Learning & Resilience, Student Achievement and Achievement Motivation

Peter Madonia, Ed.D.,  University of Sarasota;  Associate Professor

Coordinator of Graduate Programs (093)   Coordinator of Ed.D. Program
Areas of Interest:  School Improvement and Planning, Public School Governance, School and District Leadership, Strategic Planning, School Finance

Cynthia McDaniels, Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor
Areas of Interest:  Foundations of Education,Teacher Leadership, Professional Development of Pre- and In-Service Teachers, Critical Race Theory, Online Instruction, Service Learning, and International Education.

Lystra Richardson, Ph.D., University of Connecticut; Professor
Areas of Interest:  Leadership Development, Educational Policy, Leadership Practice, School Change 

Olcay Yavuz. Ed.D.,  Rutgers State University, Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Graduate Programs (092 and Sixth Year)
Areas of Interest:  The framework for building high-quality professional learning systems, designing comprehensive student services, program evaluation and educational leadership for school improvement. 

Diane Tourangeau, Secretary II

Mary Cubitt, University Assistant