March 6, 2007
For immediate release
Dr. Patrick Faverty, Academic Coordinator of the Joint Doctoral Degree Program of UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly, to discuss the program’s work on KZSB 1290 AM
Dr. Patrick Faverty of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will discuss the Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership with Ron “The Barron” Herron on KZSB 1290 AM on Wednesday, March 7 from 9-10 am. Those out of the Santa Barbara listening area can hear the broadcast via the web.
Dr. Faverty – currently in his 35th year in education – is the Academic Coordinator of the Joint Doctoral Program for UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly and continues to work as a national consultant in comprehensive school reform. He has held positions as teacher and coach in middle and high schools, counselor and therapist in private practice and in school districts, principal of elementary and middle schools, superintendent in two school districts as well as serving as headmaster of a private school.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Utah State University, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne.
The Joint Degree Program focuses on non-urban schools, like many of those in Central California, and combines the research aims of the University of California with the learn-by-doing focus at Cal Poly. Students in this innovative program spend their first year at UCSB completing core courses in educational leadership, policy, and organizations and in research methodology. They spend their second year completing a set of advanced doctoral seminars and practica at Cal Poly on information technology, policy and politics, learning organizations, organizational management, and financial leadership. While this coursework is underway, they also participate in ongoing research projects in various central coast Professional Development Districts, crafting solutions to regional educational problems. Students spend their final year of study completing coursework at both Cal Poly and UCSB as they research and write their dissertations. These dissertations cover topics such as increasing engagement among at-risk junior high school students and how new accreditation standards affect learning at community colleges.
[Patrick Faverty is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]