News and Commentary
Dr. Chris Quinn Trank, Associate Professor of the Practice, has been elected to the Academy of Management Board of Governors. Professor Quinn Trank teaches organization theory and behavior in the Leadership, Policy and Organizations department. She will serve a 3 year term. Read More
Professors Angela Boatman, Brent Evans, and Adela Soliz were quoted in the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators news headlines, regarding their study on loan aversion of prospective students. Read More
A new report has been released on Teacher merit pay, co-led by Dr. Matthew G. Springer, assistant professor of public policy and education and two Peabody College doctoral students, Lam D. Pham and Tuan D. Nguyen. They searched through more than 19,000 research reports before focusing on 44 primary studies. Read More
Dr. Ellen Goldring was selected to be part of a delegation of 10 AERA members, who met with key congressional offices on March 6 and 7 to advocate for federal support for education research. Participating AERA members were selected based on several factors including being a constituent in strategic congressional districts, a recipient of federal funding, and, collectively, representing a broad range of policy-relevant topic areas, methodologies, and expertise. Read More
The LPO Department is well represented in the 2018 US News Best Graduate Schools rankings for programs in the Top Education Schools. Our Educational Administration and Supervision Program was ranked 1st, the Education Policy Program was ranked 3rd, and the Higher Education Administration Program was ranked 5th, all were ranked within their own program categories. See more of the rankings here.
The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) is among an elite few academic departments in the nation offering opportunities to study with internationally renowned faculty in K-12 and higher education administration, education policy, and Leadership and Organizational Performance.
If you are a practitioner looking to deepen your knowledge and strengthen your credentials, LPO's professional M.Ed., Ed.D., and M.P.P. programs will prepare you for leadership in any number of organizations—from K-12 schools, colleges, or universities to policy-making organizations, corporations, or non-governmental organizations.
If you desire an academic scholarly career in a college or university, the department's graduate Ph.D. programs offer widespread opportunities for study, research, presentation, and publication with faculty mentors who are recognized as among the best in their disciplines both nationally and internationally.
LPO, along with the Department of Human and Organizational Development, also serves as home to the undergraduate major (B.S.) in Human and Organizational Development, the largest undergraduate major at Vanderbilt.
We invite you to explore our degree offerings, get to know our faculty, and learn more about our exciting, multidisciplinary, and world-oriented community.
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Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
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Nashville, TN 37203-5721