Dean’s Report

Measuring our Impact

Education is freedom.
Paulo Freire




Online MEd graduates

USD’s First Fully Online Program Graduates first 100 students.

Celebrating the Graduates


Units to Become a Changemaker

A New Minor at SOLES:
Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Philanthropy

Become Certified to Change the World


Innovation Networks Studied

The Mobile Technology Learning Center is developing a network to connect and accelerate education innovation in San Diego County

Learning From Existing Case Studies To Shape Our Network


Featured Awards & Recognitions

US News & World Report Ranks SOLES in top 10%

The University of San Diego Online Master’s in Education Leaps in U.S. News & World Report National Rankings

Ed DeRoche Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

SOLES’ Alumna Shirley Parrish Miranda Named County Teacher of the Year

Department of Leadership Studies PhD Candidate Rubina Feroze Bhatti Receives N-Peace Award

Mary Jo Schumann Appointed to Board of Directors for CalNonprofits

Jeffersonian Dinner Receives CASE Award

Ted Martinez Receives the Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr. Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education Award, presented by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)


Scholarly Accomplishments by Faculty

SOLES faculty are regularly writing books and book chapters, contributing articles to journals, and sharing their expertise as editors or presenters.

View the scholarly accomplishments from the 2015-2016 academic year

Books Written


Hosted Events


Years of Building Good Character

Character Development Center Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Teaching Young How To Navigate Life With Character


New Faculty, Administration and Researchers


Gracious Donors


University of San Diego Receives $12 Million Gift from Noyce Foundation for National STEM Initiative

Investing in STEM



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