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Deborah Erickson, Ed.D.

Dean, School of Education
Professor of Education

Dr. Deborah Erickson has served as dean of the School of Education at Point Loma Nazarene University since 2013. Prior to her current appointment, she was a full professor and the assistant dean of the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University, where she also directed the Educational Leadership program for six years. She has been elected to many state and national positions, serving as president on the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA) and as a member of the executive committee of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). She is completing her second appointment to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s Committee on Accreditation (CTC COA) and is a certified reviewer for the Council on Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Erickson’s expertise and scholarship spans several areas of interest: assessment and accreditation, educational leadership, organizational change, instructional leadership, action research, and the principalship.

Education

  • Ed.D., Educational Administration with a specialization in curriculum, University of the Pacific
  • M.A., Educational Administration, California State University San Bernardino
  • M.A., Integrated Study, Pacific Lutheran University
  • B.A.E., Elementary Education, Pacific Lutheran University

Experience in Field

  • Dean, School of Education, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2013 – present
  • Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Education, California Lutheran University, 2007 – 2013
  • Interim Department Chair, Teacher Education, California Lutheran University, 2007 – 2009
  • Program Director, Educational Leadership, California Lutheran University, 2004 – 2011
  • Faculty, California Lutheran University, 2002 – 2013
  • Director of Curriculum and Student Services, San Carlos School District, 1997 – 2001
  • Principal, Heather School, San Carlos School District, 1994 – 1997
  • Principal, Oakwood School, Lodi Unified School District, 1990 – 1994
  • Vice-Principal, Oakwood School, Lodi Unified School District, 1988 – 1990
  • Teacher, Rancho Verde Elementary School, Apple Valley School District, 1985 – 1988

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Committee on Accreditation, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2011 – present
  • Board of Reviewers, Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, 2016 – present
  • Administrator Performance Assessment Panel, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2016 – present
  • Accreditation Advisory Panel, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2015
  • WestEd Task Force for the Design of Administrative Coaching Modules, 2015
  • Executive Board, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, 2012 – 2015
  • Board of Reviewers, Educational Leadership Constituent Council, 2011 – 2014
  • President, California Professors of Educational Administration, 2006 – 2007
  • ACSA-CAPEA Committee Joint Chair, 2006 – 2008

Awards and Honors

  • Council on the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 2016 – present
  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing Accreditation Advisory Panel (CTC AAP), 2015
  • WestEd Task Force for the Design of Administrative Coaching Modules, 2015
  • Executive Board, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA), 2012 – 2015
  • Committee on Accreditation, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC COA), 2011 – 2019
  • Board of Reviewers, National Policy Board for Educational Administration Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), 2011 – 2014
  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing Preliminary Administrative Examination (CPACE) Design Team, 2009 – 2011
  • Editor, Educational Leadership and Administration Journal (CAPEA), 2009 – 2010
  • Associate Editor, Educational Leadership and Administration Journal (CAPEA), 2008 – 2009
  • President, California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA), 2006 – 2007

Grants

  • Four-Year Integrated BA Program, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, $250,000   
  • FIPSE: Retaining California’s Beginning Teachers through Essential Online Course Offerings, $300,000  
  • Green Dot Public Schools Charter Implementation Grants, $1,369,800
  • San Carlos School District Curriculum and Instructional Development Grants, $870,000

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Various Assessment Used in California Preliminary Administrative Services Preparation Programs, 2016
  • Paving the Way for Partnerships with Public Schools in California: Leadership Training Centers and Professional Development Schools, 2012
  • Reforming the California Public Administrator Licensure System Through the Alignment of Research, Policy and Practice; 2010
  • Endnote: Leading, Learning, and Supporting Adult Development for All Educators; 2010
  • Lessons Learned: Transitioning from K-12 to the Professoriate, 2010
  • The Use of the Consultancy Protocol in Supporting Doctoral Student Work, 2008
  • Connecting Theory to Practice, 2006
  • Quality Leadership Begins with Quality Preparation Programs: Professors of Ed Admin and Their Students' Professional Administrative Practice, 2006
  • The Transition from Practitioner to Professor: The Struggle of New Faculty to Find Their Place in the World of Academia, 2006
  • Creating a Community of Learning Through Mentoring, 2006
  • Preparing Urban Educational Leaders: A Collaborative Community Model, 2006