College of Education and Human Development

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

HE doctoral students

There are currently more than 60 doctoral students enrolled in our Higher Education programs, and more than 200 across our department.

Leslie Boey Leslie Boey

I grew up in a first-generation Chinese-American home in the suburbs of Milwaukee developing my love for food, family, and the Midwest.

Leslie Boey

Daniel Gonzalez Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez is a scholar-practitioner and social justice advocate who intends to advance higher education, specifically for our most marginalized students, staff, and faculty.

Daniel Gonzalez

Laura Haas Laura Haas

I am a dedicated student affairs professional and I believe that it is the responsibility of every faculty and staff member to contribute to student success from orientation to graduation.

Laura Haas

Crystal Lee-Thao Crystal Lee-Thao

Crystal is a Hmong-American higher education scholar and practitioner with over 10 years of experience in higher ed.

Crystal Lee-Thao

Vic Massaglia Vic Massaglia

I'm the Director of the Career & Professional Development Center at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health.


Julie Olson Rand Julie Olson Rand

I serve as the Associate Director for Access Programs in the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the University of Minnesota. My prior experience includes almost 5 years in Disability Services at St.


Danielle Rintala Danielle Rintala

I am a biologist who has worked in higher education for 15 years. I have 19 years of experience teaching various student learners in higher education.


Jane E. Sitter Jane E. Sitter

I am interested in higher education as an environment for personal, social, and civic development within our globally interconnected world. My area of research interest is internationalization at home on university campuses.

Jane E. Sitter

Zer Vang Zer Vang

I am a dedicated and passionate advocate and educator for students, particularly those who are underrepresented.

Zer Vang