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Teri Marcos, Ed.D.

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
Phone: (626) 815-5375
Fax: (626) 815-5416
Teri Marcos, Ed.D., serves the Department of Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. She is interested in strengths-based teaching, leading, and learning, as well as policy measures which affect education in the state of California, and the nation as a whole. She completed her doctorate in 2004 on the effects of legislated educational reform on student achievement in California public schools and is currently researching the effects of Strengths-based theories on student achievement in the U.S. Being a former junior high school assistant principal and summer school principal, Teri is concerned with creating and building engaged constructivist school cultures throughout California’s P-12 public school system.


Ed.D.- Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne, 2004
M.Ed - Education, Azusa Pacific University, 1987
B.S. - Kinesiology, Cal Poly, Pomona, 1981


  • School of Education
    • Educational Leadership


  • Assessment and Accountability
  • Building Strengths-Based Campuses
  • Educational Leadership and Change
  • Educational Reform
  • Research for Educational Leaders

Courses Taught

EDL 580 – Leadership Induction
EDL 581 – Research and Leadership
EDL 582 – Cornerstones of Educational Leadership
EDL 583 – Educational Leadership and Change
EDL 586 – Leadership Performance Assessment