Alan Enomoto, Ed.D.

Alan Enomoto, Ed.D.

Associate Professor


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Alan Enomoto

As a full-time faculty member at the Walnut Creek and Fairfield campuses of Brandman University, Dr. Enomoto teaches and oversees the graduate and credential level courses in education, as well as courses in the teacher and administrative credential programs. He began his career with Chapman University as an adjunct instructor in 1994 and accepted a full-time position as an assistant professor in 2007. During his 20 years with Chapman/Brandman University, he has had the opportunity to teach in a variety of courses in the School of Education, including programs in the Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, and in the Teacher Credential Program. Dr. Enomoto is a graduate of the University of Southern California, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Brigham Young University. His professional background includes teaching and serving as a site and district office administrator in school districts in Nevada and California. In his tenure as a site and district office administrator, Dr. Enomoto had overseen seven different schools of varying demographics to the recognition as a California Distinguished School, which is the highest honor that the state can bestow to their schools. He was also the site administrator of a school that was accorded the National Blue Ribbon School award by the United States Department of Education. In 2002, Dr. Enomoto was appointed to the National Blue Ribbon School Selection Committee in Washington, D.C. Dr. Enomoto had developed EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods courses in both the blended and online instructional models for the Masters in Education program. He also is the course custodian for three of the graduate courses in the MA-ELA program and assisted with the development of two course syllabi in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program. Dr. Enomoto was honored to serve as Brandman University’s Grand Marshal at the 2010 Commencement Ceremony in Sacramento and received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year recognition for his work in the School of Education in 2012. In the 2011-12 academic year, Dr. Enomoto served on the Educational Administration Curriculum Team, the Master of Arts in Education Curriculum Team, the Accreditation Writing Team for CTC, WSCUC, and NCATE reports, and the CTEL Curriculum Team. Beginning in the 2012-13 academic year, Dr. Enomoto assumed the duties of chair of the Educational Administration Curriculum Team and will begin teaching courses in the Ed.D. program in Organizational Leadership. Prior to his profession in education, Dr. Enomoto spent a year in the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program as a welfare law consultant in Compton, California. He also spent several years as a staff songwriter for a music publishing firm and was one of the founders of an organization that promotes the music of deserving unsigned artists and musicians. Dr. Enomoto is married with two children and lives in Contra Costa County.


Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership Program Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program Master of Arts in Education Program Master of Arts in Teaching Program 2042 Multiple Subject Credential Program


Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Brigham Young University Master of Arts in Educational Administration: University of Nevada Las Vegas Bachelor of Arts in English: University of Southern California

Scholarly Activities

Presentation of the Common Core State Standards to the Beginning Teachers Support and Assessment Tri-County Consortium, May 2013 Co-presenter of the Common Core State Standards to the School of Education faculty of Brandman University, January 2013 Co-presenter of the Appreciative Inquiry Change Model at the Ed.D. Organizational Leadership immersion, January 2013 Lead Demonstration of Mastery Assessor Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, June 2012-Present CTC Program Reviewer, March 2012 Brandman University Writing Accreditation Team (CTC, WSCUC, and NCATE), January 2012-Present

Professional Experience

Dr. Enomoto has spent 37 years in the field of education as a teacher, site and district school administrator, and in the capacity of an instructor and assistant professor at the university level.