PhD in Education & Leadership Faculty & Staff

Interim Dean

Dr. Saultz’s research and teaching focus on building more equitable systems for historically marginalized students. He has seventeen years teaching experience including at the high school, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. As a professor, Dr. Saultz teaches quantitative methods, educational policy, and leadership theory.

Lollie Molina
Program Coordinator
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Lollie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as a program coordinator to the PhD in Education & Leadership program and the College of Education.

Talina Corvus
Assistant Professor, Interim Director of the PhD Program in Education and Leadership

Dr. Corvus is a physical therapist and certified geriatric clinical specialist with a PhD in Education and Leadership. Her teaching, learning, research, and advocacy is seated at the intersection of health and education, and is driven by increasing equity and diversity in systems.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of the PhD in Education & Leadership (PhDEL)

Dr. Amber Holton-Thomas (she/her/ella) is an Assistant Professor in the PhD in Education and Leadership program. Her research and teaching focus on equity and access for underrepresented students in higher education and includes an emphasis on public policy at the federal level (Pell Grants, Immigration, SNAP, TANF). She also has interests in critical quantitative methods, age diversity and parenting students in higher education, and dynamics of power in leadership.

Director of Student Experience & Professional Development

The Director of Student Success & Professional Development works with the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Experiential Education, and Office of Academics and Assessment to oversee career development, student leadership, social and behavioral learning outcomes assessment, and other aspects of student life and success.

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Director of Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation, Assistant Professor

Al Weiss is the Founding Director of the Center for Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation at Pacific University where he supports and leads initiatives to integrate digital technology into teaching and learning.

Anita Zijdemans
Director of the School of Learning & Teaching

Dr. Zijdemans Boudreau completed her doctoral studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada, specializing in applied cognitive science, learning technologies, and human development. She has been involved in teacher education since 1995, teaching courses such as Critical Perspectives in Education, Educational Research, Human Development & Applied Psychology, & Educational Technology.