Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership


Appalachian's Doctoral Program is designed as cohort model primarily for working educators from all sectors of the professional realm. We encourage effective communication, cooperation, and collaboration; we value and promote diversity at all levels. We prepare our cohort members to be change agents, informed consumers of research, and proactive contributors to their professions and communities.

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Congratulations to Doctoral student Jodi Grubb for her recent poster presentation, "Seeing the Fractal: A Collective Case Study Exploring Sustainable Change in Inclusive Settings," in Chicago at the National TASH Convention in December 2013 . Jodi's...
BOONE—A new book co-edited by four community college experts, including two at Appalachian State University, lays out state-by-state, comparative data on two-year higher education systems at a time when state legislatures consider new funding...
Congratulations to Dr. Vachel Miller for his most recent publication "Social Justice Leadership in the Becoming. A Response to "Educational Leadership or Followership?"" (MS #1144)  This timely piece has been published in Vol 22, Issue 1 of...
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Doctoral Program Highlights

Congratulations to incoming Cohort member, Kate Johnson, for receiving The W.H. Plemmons Medallion. The purpose of the award is to "recognize the time, energy, skills, and commitment of students, faculty, student development educators and staff who exceed their peers in providing leadership that enriches the quality of student life and advances the education of students."


Dr. Cama Duke (center) received the 6th Annual Alice Phoebe Naylor Outstanding Dissertaion Award at the Spring 2014 Doctoral Symposium. Dr. Kelly Clark/Keefe (left) and Alicia Vest (right) join her for a congratulatory photo.