PhD, University of Maryland; MS, BA, University of Bridgeport
Symbolic and political dimensions of leadership in educational organizations; history, design, and effectiveness of federal TRIO outreach programs; organizational change, planning, and culture; academic freedom; governance; power and influence issues in online institutions
Dr. Southerland joined Walden in July 2007 as a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. He is also the associate director of the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, where he prepares students for research and doctoral studies. Dr. Southerland is the past president of the Maryland Executive Council for Educational Opportunities. His published work includes The Politics of Securing Campus Resources, Advancing Research in the TRIO Community, and Constructing Conceptual Frameworks for Administrative Leadership in TRIO Programs, as well as a book based on his dissertation.