Doug DeVore, Ed.D.

SCHOOL OF Education

Doug DeVore, Ed.D.

Program Chair


Organizational Leadership Theory

Douglas DeVore Ed.D.


Dr. Doug DeVore is a professor for the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program. He joined the UMass Global education team as a full-time faculty in 2014. He was a K-12 educator for more than 36 years and served as superintendent of the Encinitas Union School District in San Diego County. The North Coastal Chapter of the Association of California School Administrators twice named Dr. DeVore K-12 Superintendent of the Year. Prior to joining the UMass Global Education team, he served nine years as a tenured professor in the Doctoral Department of Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne in California. Dr. DeVore has provided a variety of consulting services for various organizations including developing systems thinking strategic plans, facilitating workshops for a variety of teams/boards, and serving as a keynote speaker.

Dr. DeVore is co-author of Leading for Excellence: A Twelve Step Program to Student Achievement and has published a number of scholarly articles in the educational field. His research is primarily focused on K-12 organizations with an emphasis on systems theory, leading change and systems focused strategic planning. He has chaired a number of dissertations in the area of K12, higher education and for profit business and serves as the Institutional Review Board Chair (IRB chair) for University of Massachusetts Global.




  • Organizational Leadership Theory
  • Educational Administration
  • EDD Doctoral Program
  • EDD Curriculum Team


Ed.D., Organizational Leadership

University of La Verne
Dissertation: “Managing the Force of Positive Stress to Craft Change”

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Westmont College

Scholarly Activities

Harvey, T. Drolet, B.M. & DeVore, D.P.

Leading for excellence. A twelve step program to student achievement.

Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Education.




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