September 5, 2006
For immediate release
UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Patrick Faverty as the new Academic Coordinator for the Joint Doctoral Program (JDP). The JDP offers a field-based Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership for working professionals that focuses on non-urban schools, like many of those in Central California, and combines the research aims of the University of California, Santa Barbara with the learn-by-doing focus at Cal Poly, Sal Luis Obispo. Faverty replaces Dr. Elizabeth Truesdell, who will be moving to Cal Poly to take an Assistant Professor position in their Master’s program in Curriculum and Instruction.
Dr. Faverty holds his B. A. in Communications/Secondary Education and a Utah Standard Secondary Teaching Credential from Utah State University (1971); his M. Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Ryan Pupil Personnel Services and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from UCSB (1990); and an Ed.D. and a Professional Administrative Services Credential in Educational Leadership (Organizational Development) from the University of La Verne (1997). His doctoral research interests lie at the heart of the JDP and its concern for effective instructional leadership policy and practice in ex-urban schools. His dissertation research was a causal-comparative study of the effects of the ACSA Small School District Superintendents Academy on the leadership orientation of California superintendents.
Dr. Faverty has been a successful local Principal/Superintendent at the Cold Spring School District (1999-2000) in Montecito and Superintendent at Rio School District in Oxnard (2002-2006). These credentials provide him cachet with P-12 educational leaders across the tri-counties and especially in Santa Barbara and Northern Ventura County. Significantly, too, Dr. Faverty has considerable regional and national experience in instructional leadership and comprehensive school reform, most notably as the Senior Director, Professional Development and School Services at The Galef Institute, a member of the seminal and influential New American Schools coalition. Moreover, he has taught at Chapman University and at California Lutheran University and has been teaching at Cal State University Channel Islands, the University of La Verne, and the University of Phoenix. Furthermore, he is an Apple Distinguished Educator, proving he is one of a select global group of K-12 and Higher Education professionals possessing an identified expertise in educational technology leadership.
[Pictures of Patrick Faverty are available; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789.]