Educational Leadership: Doctor of Education (EdD)

Welcome

Appalachian's Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is designed for educational leaders in public schools, community colleges, universities, and community settings. Our objective: to equip leaders with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to act as agents of positive change in their organizations and communities. We encourage critical thinking, analytic rigor, and creative collaboration to address the complex and interlocking challenges of our time.

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News

Congratulations Linda Coutant, Cohort 21 for a successful Dissertation Defense

Congratulations Linda Coutant, Cohort 21 for a successful Dissertation Defense on January 24th entitled:The Mindful Campus: Organizational Structure a...

Erskine Bowles Staff Service Award Given to UNCSA Employee Joe Rick

Congratulations to our own Joe Rick! Forsyth 1 CohortWINSTON-SALEM, N.C.― Joe Rick, who works in Residence Life at UNC School of the Arts, has been ...

Congratulations Leslie Honeycutt Barnette, Hickory 2 Cohort, on a Successful Dissertation Defense

Congratulations Leslie Barnette, Hickory 2 Cohort, on a Successful Dissertation Defense on November 16, 2016 entitled:A Case Study of the Consolidatio...

Congratulations Larry Putnam, Forsyth 1 Cohort, on a Successful Dissertation Defense

Congratulations Larry Putnam, Forsyth 1 Cohort, on a Successful Dissertation Defense on November 16, 2016 entitled:A Case Study on the Self-Perception...

Timely TED talk by Leslie McKesson

In a world divided along many lines, where individualism and personal ambition breed polarization, it is easy to get caught up in the rhetoric and los...

Congratulations Rory Shawn Fountain, Hickory 2 Cohort, on a successful Dissertation defense!

Congratulations Rory Shawn Fountain, Hickory 2 Cohort, on a successful Dissertation defense on Monday, November 14, 2016 entitled:Searching for Predic...

Doctoral Program Highlights

Dr. Bashir and Dr. Tashner

Doctoral Program Graduate, Dr. Arshad Bashir (left) is a Professor in Educational Leadership at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan and received a grant from the Fulbright Specialist Program to explore possibilities for future collaboration between ASU and COMSATS. The grant allowed for Dr. John Tashner (right) from Leadership and Educational Studies to spend about three weeks at COMSATS for capacity building initiatives including helping to train teachers.

December 2014 graduates

Congratulations to Dec 2014 Doctoral Program graduates (from left to right): Connie Cole (Exceptional Children/Special Education Process Specialist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools), David Burleson (Superintendent of the Avery County Schools), Justin Mitchell (Blended Learning Coach for Northview, an IBO World School, part of the Iredell-Statesville Schools' Twenty Million Dollar Race to the Top Grant), Marian Johnson (Chief Administrative Officer, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center), Amie Snow (Curriculum Coordinator at Ibraham Elementary School in Winston-Salem), & Caroline Beam (Instructional Coach).