Enrique Orlina

Enrique (Rick) C. Orlina

MPES Cohort 1
Ph.D. Candidate

Annenberg Hall
Room 318
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001


Rick Orlina is a second-year student in the Learning Sciences program. Rick has always been interested in education but took a rather unique path to arrive at SESP. After receiving his BA in Physics/Integrated Science Program from Northwestern in 1988, Rick joined Sony Electronics to work in the consumer electronics industry. He held positions in product design and manufacturing in both Japan and the United States. Driven by a desire to better understand the overall operations of the business, Rick returned to school and received his MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business in 1997. He returned briefly to Sony and then joined Sun Microsystems as a manager in the operating systems marketing organization. Rick came back to Northwestern in 2003 with the goal of applying his technology and business experience in the field of education. His current research interests include understanding how schools operate as organizations within broader institutional contexts, and how individuals in school settings take on and enact leadership roles. Rick has been working with Penelope Peterson and James Spillane to develop materials based on the Distributed Leadership perspective for the Educational Leadership Collaboratory project.

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