Justice Now Overtime: Maggie McKay talks with LMU Faculty

We are joined by William D. Parham, Michelle D. Young, and Karen Huchting.

JUSTICE NOW! The Wave's ongoing pursuit to bring our Communities to Unity. We return with JUSTICE NOW OVERTIME. Maggie McKay is joined by LMU faculty to discuss the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice.

Dr. Michelle D. Young

Michelle D. Young, Ph.D., is the dean of the LMU School of Education, and a professor of educational leadership and policy. Throughout her career, she has developed and sustained a reputation as an innovative, civic-minded, ethical leader with a strong commitment to diversity and social justice. Her scholarship focuses on how university programs, educational policies and school leaders can support equitable and quality experiences for all students and adults who learn and work in schools. Young has been the recipient of multiple awards for her writing, including the William J. Davis Award for most outstanding article, an Emerald Literati Award for Excellence, and was recently awarded the prestigious Edwin M. Bridges Award for her contributions to research on the preparation of education leaders.


WILLIAM D. PARHAM, PH.D. is a Professor in the Counseling Program, Interim Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice program and Past-President of the LMU Faculty Senate. He has devoted his professional career to teaching, training, clinical, administrative, and organizational consultation venues. He is widely known through his scholarship and conversations with domestic and international audiences for his work on the interplay between sport psychology, multiculturalism/diversity, trauma, and health psychology. He participates on local, state and national boards, committees, task forces and governance adding to the visible ways in which he tries to make a difference.

Karen Huchting

Karie Huchting is an associate professor with tenure in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA). She teaches research and writing courses in LMU’s Doctoral (Ed.D.) Program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice, where she also serves as the program’s Associate Director. Dr. Huchting is a prolific scholar, publishing on issues of social justice in education and leadership preparation. She is a Fulbright scholar and has worked internationally with faculty to develop research and publication skills. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology in 2009. She also holds Master degrees in Education and Psychology.

LMU Faculty

LEADERSHIP WITH REAL IMPACT LMU’s online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice is designed for current and aspiring leaders who want to create a more just and equitable future in a variety of educational and community settings.

Centered on values-based education, the curriculum connects theory with practice, equipping practitionerscholars to lead meaningful change in their organizations.

Our three-year online Ed.D. program is designed to accommodate working professionals while they acquire the knowledge and skills to become critically-conscious leaders ready to make a positive impact in education.
To learn more about LMU and their programs click HERE.