Education Leadership Research Center

About the Education Leadership Research Center (ELRC)


The ELRC will contribute to building educational leaders’ capacity through research, services, and policy development.


The mission of the ELRC is to cultivate exemplary educational leadership through cutting-edge research, policy, and professional development at the local, state, national, and international levels.


  • Organizational Optimization
  • Professional Development (Virtual and Face-to-face)
  • Mentoring & Coaching (Virtual and Face-to-face)
  • Large- and Small-scale Evaluations
  • Research-based Problem-solving
  • Principal Residency
  • AI-based School Performance Predictor
  • Research-based Educational Policy Development
  • School Enhancement, Improvement, and Turnaround

Our Directors

Dr. Beverly J. Irby

Dr. Beverly J. Irby

Regents Professor, Director

Dr. Gwendolyn Webb

Dr. Gwendolyn Webb