Master of Arts in Community Leadership Website

The MACL Faculty

  • Faculty teaching in the Master of Arts in Community Leadership degree program come from Westminster's outstanding graduate programs in the Schools of Business, Education, Arts and Sciences, and Nursing and Health Sciences. All are up-to-date in their fields and committed to the preparation of community leaders.

  • In addition, some courses will be team-taught with experienced community leaders who have expertise in specific areas of the program. Guest speakers and visits to community organizations and policy-makers will be a integrated part of the program.

  • The resources of Westminster's Center for Civic Engagement, Center for Diversity, and the Environmental Center also support the Community Leadership program.

Peggy Cain

Program Director, Peggy Cain, has extensive experience working with grassroots organizations in the U.S. and Latin America. She has her Ph.D. in Adult Education and has done research focused on learning in community settings.

Admitted students meet with the Program Director to plan a program of studies that fit the students'; interests and goals.


Jamie JoanouJamie Patrice Joanou is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and teaches the capstone courses for students graduating from the MACL program.  She has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and an M.A. in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.  Dr. Joanou has an extensive amount of experience in qualitative research, including participatory research methods.  Her dissertation focused on the relationship between children living on the streets of downtown Lima, Peru, and the urban landscape, with particular attention paid to the role of non-profit organizations in this relationship.  Her continued research interests focus on issues of identity development and space among marginalized populations and her areas of specialization include:
·     Qualitative research methods
·     Social foundations of education
·     Multicultural education
·     Children living on the street in Latin America

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