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Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Leadership

Create real change with the Department of Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Leadership. The department provides advanced graduate study from the master's through doctoral levels to prepare leaders, researchers, and policy makers in local, state, national and global education agencies, organizations, and institutions. Our innovative programs focus on systems change, leadership, and theories of learning in the field. You'll attain a competitive advantage in the job market, given the emphasis on field-based practice and research-driven decision making.

Message from the Department Chair

Wayne DriscollWelcome to the Department of Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Leadership (HELOL)!

The HELOL department offers master’s and doctoral level programs that prepare students to make a difference in local, state, national, and global agencies, organizations, and institutions. Today, these institutions and organizations are experiencing an unprecedented amount of change in accountability, oversight, and government regulation. This dramatic shift requires leaders to not only possess the necessary skills and competencies to successfully navigate these unchartered areas, but also to strategize and delineate the current landscape. Our experienced faculty will challenge your perceptions and ideologies of existing theories of learning, while empowering you to rethink and redefine the art of change. Our graduates often assume senior-level roles in the areas of leadership, policymaking, and research.

If you are interested in creating real change and being among those pioneers that are having a transformative impact on institutions and organizations, then HELOL is the place for you! Together, we will make a difference. Please explore our website to find the degree that best complements your career plans.

Wayne Driscoll, Ed.D.
Interim Department Chair/Assistant Professor
Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Leadership
Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
Nova Southeastern University

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