School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

The office of the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration is housed in White Hall and supports programs in Cultural Foundations, Education Studies, Evaluation & Measurement, Higher Education Administration, Hospitality Management, K-12 Educational Administration, Recreation Park & Tourism Management, Sport Administration, Sport & Recreation Management, and Sport Studies. Faculty on the main Kent campus are located in White Hall and the MACC Annex.

FLA Programs

group of foundations graduate students

Cultural Foundations

The field of cultural foundations of education understands education to be a broad and complex undertaking that is best understood through the lenses of a range of disciplines and fields of study.

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Students in the Culture, Politics, and Reform course had the honor and privilege to discuss school reform efforts with the State Board of Education

Educational Administration - K-12 Leadership

The EDAD program is committed to helping future school leaders be the catalyst to improve student learning with the demands of changing demographics. Our school leaders drive systematic and systemic change to increase student achievement for all students, alter educational policy debates, build strong public and private partnerships, and restore public confidence in public schools in the communities they serve.

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Educational Studies

The Educational Studies program is a non-licensure option which is designed for individuals who wish to function as educators in human services and resource settings such as business and industry, religious, community, or interest and advocacy groups.

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Abeer Alsaeed, Master's student in Evaluation and Measurement, presents her research at the Graduate Student Research Forum.

Evaluation and Measurement

The Evaluation and Measurement Program has been designed to introduce students to theories, skills, and applications in the fields of research methodology, statistical analyses, program evaluation, assessment, and measurement/psychometrics.

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2018 HIED Cohort

Higher Education Administration

The Higher Education Administration (HIED) program prepares students for careers as highly affective higher education administrators and staff professionals. The coursework prepares students for the varied challenges facing two-year, four-year and graduate institutions today and in the future.

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Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management program is the only four-year program in Ohio accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. The curriculum combines specialty classes in hospitality and business management, preparing graduates for well-compensated positions as managers in restaurants, hotels, conference centers, country clubs and other hospitality venues.

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Recreation, Park, & Tourism Management

The Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management program prepares students for successful careers in a variety of leisure service settings. Graduates of the program find work opportunities at resorts, recreation centers, youth programs, parks and recreation departments, state and national parks, and a wide variety of other fields.

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Sport Administration

The Sport Administration Program prepares students for careers in the sport industry through a balanced academic program and numerous practical experiences. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in sport program management, facility management, event planning, and sports marketing and public relations.

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Contact Information

Kimberly S. Schimmel, Ph.D.
Professor & Director
300 White Hall