Department Office: Beeghly College of Education Fourth Floor, Room 4101 Phone: 330-941-1437 Email: jedwards AT ysu DOT eduFAX: 330 941-3034 Department of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology and Leadership Beeghly College of Education Youngstown State University One University Plaza Youngstown, Ohio 44555-0001
Our MissionWithin the Beeghly College of Education the Educational Foundations, Research, Technology and Leadership (EFRTL) faculty are dedicated to teaching, conducting, and disseminating research, and participating in community and university service in order to:
Basic to all other commitments would be our underlying dedication to democratizing schooling and community education.
Gunapala Edirisooriya Professor and Department Chairman Educational Foundations, Research Technology and Leadership
Dr. Gunapala Edirisooriya Memorial Scholarship - Donations Appreciated
The Dr. Gunapala Edirisooriya Memorial Scholarship in memory of Dr. Gunapala Edirisooriya was established shortly after his passing in 2009. The Faculty and Staff of EFRTL appreciate the contributions that have been made thus far to this worthy fund. Donations are still being accepted through the Youngstown State University Foundation. Donation cards are available to be picked up from the display rack outside the EFRTL main office at 4101 BCOE or by calling 330-941-1436. It is anticipated that the first scholarship will be announced in Fall 2012. As we draw closer to that time, scholarship criteria and the application process will be made available.
Gunapala Edirisooriya Professor and Department Chairman: Educational Foundations, Research Technology and Leadership In Remembrance: Dr. Edirisooriya passed away in the summer of 2009 following a valiant struggle against cancer. He was an outstanding educational leader and role model. He was a respected researcher and scholar. He was the highest example of being a dedicated American citizen while also being a citizen of the world. He was our friend. Pax vobiscum, Gunny.
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Dr. Edirisooriya received national recognition for service from the American Educational Research Association.
Visit Dr. Edirisooriya's Faculty Website
Mr. Joseph EdwardsActing Department Chair