About Us

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Workforce Development! LTWD is one of the largest departments in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services, offering programs in the fields of educational leadership, instructional technology, and workforce development. 

Our degree programs include Ed.D. programs in Adult and Career Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership; Ed.S. programs in Educational Leadership and Instructional Technology; M.Ed. programs in Adult and Career Education, Educational Leadership, and Instructional Technology; and bachelor's programs in Office Administration and Technology (OAT) and Workforce Education and Development (WED). We also offer a variety of certification programs and an endorsement in online teaching and educational leadership, as well as elective courses on practical and trendy IT topics--multimedia instructional content development, data literacy and analytics, micro-credentials, digital citizenship. 

Our programs are uniquely designed by field experts and scholars to enhance your knowledge and skills as an education professional in various contexts: public schools, school libraries, higher education, industry, NGOs, military, and government. We prioritize personalized, hands-on, interactive learning experience in face-to-face and/or virtual worlds. Want to know more about who would be facilitating your learning journey? Explore our faculty and staff!

Our Mission

Our vision is to provide quality experiences that empower the willing to lead productive and fulfilling lives as lifelong learners, leaders who pursue equity, and innovators capable of transforming communities.

Our Office

Our department office is located on the second floor of Communication Arts and Curriculum Building. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us

Department Head Associate Department Head

Steve Downey, Ph.D.
Department Head

E-Ling Hsiao, Ph.D.
Associate Department Head

Margo Watts
Department Senior Secretary