A Message from our Department Head

Lance FusarelliWelcome to the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development (ELPHD). Here you will find a vibrant research culture that inspires and guides students through teaching, advising and dissertation supervision.

With 36 full-time faculty, 30 adjunct faculty and field supervisors, and more than 570 graduate students, we are committed to educational equity and student success.

As researchers and teachers, our faculty are exploring complex and pressing contemporary issues and problems facing education and society—including community-focused leadership development for high-poverty rural schools, college access and student success, workplace bullying, sexual violence, issues of cross cultural counseling, and state and institutional policies that affect adult learning—with a view toward solutions that will make a real, positive difference for students, teachers, counselors, administrators and communities.

Our recent graduates exemplify the wide variety of research interests and goals we encourage and support. If you share our passion to improve education in its varied settings, I invite you to learn more about our programs and degree options. Please contact the program coordinators to discuss your career goals and interests.  I wish you the very best in your journey.



Lance D. Fusarelli, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Department Head
Director of Graduate Programs
Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development

North Carolina State University
300P Poe Hall, C.B. 7801
2310 Stinson Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695-7801

(919) 513-0507 (office)