A written statement of approximately 500 words indicating the applicant’s reasons for wishing to pursue a graduate program. 

In this statement, briefly outline how your research interests and goals align with the specialization you have applied to; 

identify relevant prior research, teaching and leadership experiences, publications, awards and recognitions, that you bring to doctoral research.


The supervisor that I am planning to work interests is:



Scholarly Activity


His research is focused on two distinct yet interconnected topics. In this work she explores the narrative lifeworlds of both preservice and in-service teachers and leaders as well as women in leadership both in K-12 and postsecondary contexts. His most recent work examines the ways in which female postsecondary leaders conceptualize their experiences within the academy. He is also interested in the ways in which preservice teachers conceptualize their roles as teacher leaders and the organizational narratives that shape leadership within K-12 and postsecondary education. His work has been published in education, student affairs and leadership journals.




Case study research

Critical discourse analysis

Educational administration and leadership

Educational policy

Female leadership

Feminist theory/research

Leadership development

Narrative inquiry

Poststructuralism Feminist Theory

Teacher education