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Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Leadership


In the Department of Educational Leadership at Fresno State, our mission is to cultivate equity-minded scholar-leaders who foster transformative change across educational contexts in the Central Valley and beyond.


Together, we strive to be a caring and inclusive department committed to equity. Through collaborative partnerships, we prepare educational leaders who ethically mobilize research and praxis to drive transformational change. We aim to foster learning, reflection, and action in the pursuit of social justice. 

As a collective of faculty and staff, we envision a department that honors and practices:

  • Academic integrity in designing and supporting instructional programs
  • Applied research to inform change
  • Collaboration with school districts, colleges, universities, and communities
  • Inclusivity of diverse backgrounds, identities, and ways of knowing
  • Commitment to the lifelong learning processes


As colleagues, we value and demonstrate our commitments to:

  • Student-Centeredness
  • Social Justice and Equity
  • Leadership Praxis


Department of Educational Leadership faculty prepare candidates to effectively lead in educational organizations in the Central Valley of California and beyond.  Our graduates serve in leadership roles in diverse educational settings such as public and private schools, colleges, universities, and other related educational agencies. We have three graduate programs: Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Administration, Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership (HEAL) and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership. Program graduates are continuously recognized as scholar-practitioners, instructional leaders, and agents of change in P-12 schools and in higher education.

Contact Us

Visit Us: Education Building ED 310

Mailing Address: 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED303 Fresno, CA 93740-8025

Jonathan Pryor
Department Chair

Tiffany Jennings
Administrative Analyst Specialist I

Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Gonzalez

Ángel González
Assistant Professor

Dr. Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Associate Professor

Dr. Jessica Hannigan

Jessica Hannigan
Associate Professor
Coordinator, M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration

Dr. Ignacio Hernandez

Ignacio Hernández
Associate Professor
Director, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Dr. Susana Hernandez

Susana Hernández
Associate Professor
KSOEHD Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Christina Luna

Christina Luna
Associate Professor

Dr. Jonathan Pryor

Jonathan Pryor
Associate Professor
Department Chair, Educational Leadership
M.A. in Higher Education Administration and Leadership

Dr. Nichole Walsh

Nichole Walsh
Associate Professor

Dr. Jennifer Watson

Jennifer Moradian Watson
Associate Professor

Dr. Varaxy Yi Borromeo

Varaxy Yi Borromeo
Associate Professor
Director, KSOEHD Research Center