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Deborah Erickson, Ed.D.

Professor and Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Education

Email: deericks@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3422
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Dr. Erickson is currently Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University.  Her responsibilities include curriculum development, assessment, and accreditation as well as oversight of student issues, course scheduling, and staff evaluation.   She has worked at Cal Lutheran since 2002, teaching educational leadership courses in both the masters and doctoral programs.  Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Erickson was the Director of Curriculum and Student Services for the San Carlos School District, working with special education, professional development, charter schools, categorical programs, grants, and hiring of faculty and staff.  She was also a site principal for eight years and taught at the primary level.   She has extensive background in professional development, curriculum, and assessment and has worked as a consultant to urban charter schools.

In 2011, Dr. Erickson was appointed to serve on the Committee on Accreditation, a body of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), the body formally charged with the task of deciding on the continuing accreditation of educator preparation institutions and programs, deciding on the initial accreditation of programs submitted by eligible institutions, and determining the comparability of national or alternative program standards with California standards of educator preparation.  She has served on the CTC Board of Reviewers, and was selected to serve on the CTC California Preliminary Administrative Credentialing Examination (CPACE) development team.  Dr. Erickson was recently elected to the executive board of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) and was the 2006-07 president of the California Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA).  She served as co-chair of the statewide, jointly sponsored Association of California School Administrators/California Professors of Educational Administration (ACSA-CAPEA) Committee as well as  program chair for the Urban, Teaching, Learning, and Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and has served on many university committees, including Teaching and Learning, Institutional Review Board, and the Faculty Executive Committee.

Dr. Erickson's work has been published in state and national peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences.  She has invited chapters in two jointly sponsored publications between the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and CAPEA.  She also co-edited their publication, "Quality School Leadership Begins With Quality Preparation Programs: Professors of Educational Administration and Their Students' Professional Administrative Practice"  (Association of California School Administrators, 2006).  Her research interests are in the areas of the principalship, assessment, mentoring, and faculty induction and development. She has chaired eight recent doctoral dissertation committees and been a second reader on fifteen committees.

Dr. Erickson was recently awarded a $300,000 Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) to develop online Clear Credential coursework that helps teachers serve the Latino population and close the achievement gap.

 

Education

1996 Ed.D. Educational Administration with a Specialization in Curriculum 
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA           

1988   M.A. Educational Administration
             California State University, San Bernardino, CA                        


1985    M.A. Integrated Study in Business and Psychology 
     Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA  
           
                       
1982     B.A.E. Elementary Education with minors in Spanish and English literature
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 

 

 

Expertise

Organizational Leadership: Theories of leadership, leadership practice, organizational structure, change processes

The Principalship: Instructional leadership, supervision of faculty and staff

Professional Development: Learning communities, teacher engagement, instructional pedagogy

Curriculum Development: Early literacy, K-12 writing strategies, primary math

Assessment: Data-driven decision making,  performance-based assessment, systematic assessment, developing anchor benchmarks

Accreditation: Program standards, development of assessment plan and structure

Transitioning to the Professoriate: Faculty development and mentoring

Charter Schools: Development of charter plan, charter school finance, charter school grant writing

Grant-writing: Awarded $2,549,120 in federal and state grants as well foundational funding for K-12 and IHE projects

 

 

 

Publications


Books and Book Chapters


Erickson, D. & Cosenza, M. (2012).  Paving the Way for Partnerships with Public Schools in Southern California: Leadership Training Centers and Professional Development Schools in Manthey & Wildman (Eds.) Educational Administration Programs and K-12 Education.Sacramento, CA: Association of California School Administrators.

Erickson, D. (2006). Connecting theory to practice. In Erickson and Wildman (Eds.)
Quality school leadership begins with quality preparation programs: Professors of
educational administration and their students' professional administrative practice.

Sacramento, CA: Association of California School Administrators.

Erickson, D. & Wildman, L. (Eds.). (2006). Quality school leadership begins with quality
preparation programs: Professors of educational administration and their students'
professional administrative practice
. Sacramento, CA: Association of California School
Administrators.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Coleman, C., Christie, E., Culver, M., Erickson, D., Hunt, J. Williams, F., Kinsey, G., Smith,
S., Tarielo, J. (2007). The transition from practitioner to professor: The struggle of new
faculty to find their place in the world of academia. Educational Leadership Review 8:2,
65-76.

Coleman, C., Christie, E., Culver, M., Erickson, D., Hunt, J. Williams, F., Kinsey, G., Smith,
S., Tarielo, J. (2006). The transition from practitioner to professor: The struggle of new
faculty to find their place in the world of academia. Connexions. http://cnx.org

Davis, S., Erickson, D., Kinsey, G., Lindsey, D., Moore-Steward, T., Padover, W., Thomas, C., Wildman, L., & Wise, D. (2010).  Reforming the California public school administrator licensure system through the alignment of research, policy, and practice: Policy perspectives and recommendations from the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA).  Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development.  22, 66 – 82.

Erickson, D. (2010).  Endnote: Leading, learning, and supporting adult development for all educators.   Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development.  22, 61 - 65.

Erickson, D., Hensley, P., & Kinsey, G. W. (2010). Lessons Learned: Transitioning from K-
12 to the Professoriate. Educational Leadership Review 11: 1.

Erickson, D. & Travick-Jackson, C. (2006). Creating a community of learning through
mentoring. Urban Teaching Learning and Research Journal. 2, 239 - 246.

Erickson, D., & Tucker, J. (2006). Preparing urban educational leaders: A collaborative
community model. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research 2006 E-Year
Book.
http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/aera_ultr/publications_files/2006_eYearbook_08082006.pdf

Erickson, D., Botz, H., Cosenza, M., Cruz, S., & Tenebaum, M. (2008) The use of the
consultancy protocol in supporting doctoral student work. Conference Proceedings of
the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu,
HI.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Erickson, D. & Cosenza, M. (2012, January).  Paving the Way for Partnerships with Public Schools in Southern California: Leadership Training Centers and Professional Development Schools.  Paper presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Education.  Honolulu, HI.

Erickson, D. & Kornuta, H. (2011, February).  Writing the Next Chapter: Sustaining Accountability Momentum by Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement.  Paper presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. San Diego, CA.  

Bartell, C., Erickson, D., & Kornuta, H. (2010, February). Webfolio Assessment:  Lessons Learned over Ten Years and Two Successful NCATE and State Accreditation Visits.  Paper presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Atlanta, GA.  

Erickson, D., Hensley, P., & Kinsey, G. (2009, November). Lessons learned: Transitioning from K-12 to the professoriate. Paper presentation at the University Council of Educational Administration Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA.

Erickson, D. (2009, August). Continuous accountability: Lessons learned from a national accreditation review. Paper presentation at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Erickson, D. (2009, August). The portfolio defense: Measuring the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of future educational leaders. Paper presentation at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration conference. San Antonio, TX.

Erickson, D., Hensley, P., & Kinsey, G. (2009, August). Transitioning to highereducation: What new professors need to know. Paper presentation at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Erickson, D. (2009, January). Using a portfolio defense to measure the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of an educational leader. Paper presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.


Erickson, D. (2009, January). Entering the professoriate: What new professors need to know to transition successfully into higher education. Paper presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Erickson, D. & Cosenza, M. (2009, January). Breaking the relationship barrier: Using the consultancy protocol to build group development in a doctoral cohort. Paper presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI.

Erickson, D. & Cosenza, M. (2009, January). Building relationships with local school districts: Professional development and school leadership centers. Paper presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Erickson, D. & Cosenza, M (2008, March). Supporting doctoral students in formulating their dissertation research: The use of the consultancy protocol. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Erickson, D. (2008, March). Building community within a leadership preparation program: Utilizing standards and a conceptual framework to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of an educational leader. Paper discussion at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Erickson, D. & Botz, H. (2008, January). The use of the consultancy protocol in supporting doctoral student work. Paper presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Erickson, D. (2008, January). Learning to lead: Utilizing standards and a conceptual framework to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of an educational leader. Paper discussion at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Erickson, D. & Kladifko, R. (2007, November). Preparing for a second career in higher education: What K-12 administrators need to know. Paper discussion at the annual conference of the Association of California School Administrators, Santa Clara, CA.

Erickson, D. (2007, August). What they didn't tell you about transitioning to the professoriate. Paper presentation at the conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Chicago, IL.

Erickson, D. (2007, August). Tipping towards the future. Paper presentation at the conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Chicago, IL.

Erickson, D. (2006, November). Exploring the nexus of theory and practice: Promising practices in a newly developed leadership preparation program. Invited paper discussion at the annual meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration, San Antonio, TX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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