Educational Leadership & Policy Alumni

Our graduates are leaders in various types of postsecondary institutions. They pursue administrative, research, teaching and policy careers in colleges and universities, work in student services and student development; and in the professional sector, such as: health engineering, law, law enforcement and more. 

Master of Arts (MA) Alumni

Henry Ssali, Master of Arts 2019 

‎Founder and Executive Director, African Alumni Association, University of Toronto

Henry Ssali is an administrator, PR professional, activist and community organizer, experienced communicator and student leader. He is a recent graduate of the Educational Leadership Program and recipient of numerous awards, such as: 2019 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award Recipient 2019, IDERD Award Recipient Young Muganda of Exceptional Promise Award (2013), Graduating Student Keynote Speaker - Class of 2013. Henry will start his PhD studies in the fall 2019.

Henry Ssali, OISE Alumni.

Master of Education (MEd) Alumni

Anantha Krishnan Ramajeyam, Master of Education 2018

Academic Advisor, Pearson Education (Embanet),
Founder & Lead Strategist, Teachcells Education Canada

Anantha is a K-12 learning solutions specialist with a history of working in Global E-Learning Companies. While pursuing full-time MEd as an international student, he did internship with Microsoft Education Canada for consecutive summers. Founder of Teachcells Education Canada in 2020, Anantha specializes in conceptual pedagogy and is committed ito re-defining teaching processes.

Anantha K. Ramajeyam, OISE Alumni.

Doctor of Education (EdD) Alumni

John Malloy, Doctor of Education 2012 

Superintendent of Education (CEO) at San Ramon Valley Unified School District

John Malloy is the Director of Education at the Toronto District School Board. Prior to joining the TDSB in January 2016, John served as Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ontario Ministry of Education and as Director of Education for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Before that, he was a Superintendent of Education with the York Region District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board.

John Malloy, OISE Alumni.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Alumni

Amanda Cooper, Doctor of Philosophy 2012

Associate Professor, Ed Policy and Leadership, Queen's University, Canada

Amanda Cooper is a former secondary school teacher (Biology and English) and currently an Associate Professor in Educational Policy and Leadership at Queen’s University. She specializes in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) efforts to address research-practice-policy gaps across the education sector. Dr. Cooper is the founder of RIPPLE (Research Informing Policy, Practice and Leadership in Education): a program of research, training and knowledge mobilization (KMb) aimed at learning more about how knowledge brokering can increase research use and its impact in education by facilitating collaboration between multi-stakeholder networks ( Amanda is on the coordinating committee for the KTE COP (Knowledge Translation and Exchange Community of Practice) in the health sector.

Amanda Cooper, OISE Alumni.


Daniel Hamlin, Doctor of Philosophy 2017

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Oklahoma

Daniel Hamlin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma. His research examines the effects of school governance on non-tested measures of school performance with an emphasis on school climate, parental involvement and student safety.

Dr. Hamlin earned his PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy and received the Ken Leithwood Outstanding Thesis of the Year award for his dissertation examining charter schools on non-tested outcomes in Detroit, Michigan.

Dan Hamlin, OISE Alumni.


Chizoba Imoka, Doctor of Philosophy 2018

Founder Unveiling Africa, Inclusive Education Researcher, International Development Education & Youth Engagement Expert

Chizoba Imoka is an Educator, Researcher, Instructor, and Public Speaker. In 2006, 19-year-old Chizoba Imoka, then a student at the University of Alberta, founded Unveiling Africa, an organization that provides a platform for African youth to participate in democratic nation building through civic engagement, political advocacy and community service.

Upon completing her doctorate, Chizoba set up a teachers’ training college in Nigeria, based on a framework of inclusion, social justice and African-centered education.

Chizoba Imoka, OISE Alumni.


Sofya Malik, Doctor of Philosophy 2016

Manager, Policy, Priorities and Engagement Branch, Indigenous Education & Well Being Division, Ontario Ministry of Education

Sofya Malik is currently an Adjunct Professor at OISE and since January 2018, Sofya has assumed the role of Manager to the Policy, Priorities and Engagement Branch in the Indigenous Education & Well Being Division at the Ontario Ministry of Education. Her leadership experience has also been in various education contexts, with roles such as teacher, community coordinator, researcher, adjunct professor, project lead and manager.

Sofya Malik, OISE Alumni