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Faculty Biography - Honors and Awards, Publications, Professional Experience
Mario R. Borunda
Mario R. Borunda, EdD
Doctoral Faculty
Santa Barbara, CA

EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, 1990
EdM, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1982
BA, Whittier College, Whittier, CA, 1974

Areas of Instruction:

  • Leadership and Change
  • Redefining Curriculum
  • Organizational Theories
  • Management Theories
  • Program Evaluation, Theory & Application
  • Public Policy and Practice

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Higher Education



Professional Memberships:

  • Goddard College, Board of Trustees member, and Chair of Academic and Student Affairs Committee, Plainfield, Vermont
  • Math Power, Board of Trustees member, 2004 to present, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Walker Home and School, Advisory Board member, Needham, Massachusetts, 1993 to present

Honors and Awards:

  • Chair, Harvard Educational Review
  • Co-founder, Center for Urban and Minority Education
  • Governor Appointment, Board of Higher Education, Boston, Massachusetts


  • Murrell, P., Borunda, M. R. 1998. Cultural and Community Politics of Educational Equity: Towards a new framework of PDS'. In Professional Development Schools ed. N. Lauter, New York, New York. National Center for Restructuring Education, School and Teaching.
  • Thouvenelle, S., Borunda, M., and McDowell, C. 1994. Replicating Inequities: Are we doing it again? In Young Children: Active learners in a technological age. cds. J. L. Wright and D. D. Shade, 151-166.




  • Early Literacy Proficiency Gap Task Force Report, 2009, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Steps Forward, Recommendation of the 2007-2008 Massachusetts Early Education and Out of School Time Workforce Development Task Force, Chapter; Credentialing and Career Lattice, 68-78, 2008, Massachusetts Department of Early Care and Education, United Way, Schott Foundation.
  • Leslie University: Meeting the nation's teacher quality challenges at scale. Panel discussion at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (with M. Borunda, D. Haselkorn, & L. Grisham). 2005.


Professional Experience:

Graduate Dean, Fielding Graduate University
Dean, School of Educational Leadership & Change
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