Dr. Betty Alford
Betty Alford, Ph.D. is professor and co-doctoral program director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, California, and professor emerita, Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She currently teaches qualitative research, organizational transformation, and dissertation courses at Cal Poly Pomona. Her research agenda focuses on educational leadership in high-need schools, college access and support, and school improvement for equity and excellence. Previous experiences include service as a university department chair, doctoral coordinator, and grant administrator as well as public school experiences as a school principal, school counselor, and secondary and elementary teacher. Since 1999, she has served as lead writer or co-writer for educational partnership grants that were funded for over $20 million to benefit the improvement of educational programs.