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 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...
Dr. Chris Osmond and Doctoral student Katrina Plato met with approximately 24-30 faculty at Watauga high school on March 5th for professional development. In four small group sessions Chris and Katrina facilitated an intermodal experience using...
The 59th Annual SAPES Conference will be held October 3-4, 2014 at Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville in Asheville, NC. The theme of this year's conference is Revitalizing Education: The Creative Task before Us. Please...
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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.