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 Prudence Brooks on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations Prudence Brooks on a successful dissertation defense on November 10th entitled: Listening to Chinese International Students in U....

Congratulations John Robinson on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations to John Robinson on a successful dissertation defense on November 9th entitled: A Postmodern Analysis of the Practice of Using Va...

Congratulations Bob Acord on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations to Bob Acord on a successful dissertation defense on November 8th entitled: Teacher Decision Making Processes and the Efficacy of...

Congratulations Courtney Baines Smith on winning people's choice in 3Minute Thesis

On October 31st , Courtney Baines Smith won the people's choice award in the 3Minute Thesis! She presented the "3E's of Sustainability." Click th...

Doctoral Student Leslie Alexander Named Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Forsyth Cohort # 1 doctoral student, Leslie Alexander, who has been named Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Principal ...

Congratulations to Cathy-Roberts Cooper on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations to Cathy-Roberts Cooper on a successful dissertation defense on June 29th entitled: Multidimensional Identities and Meaning-Makin...

Doctoral Program Highlights

May 2017 Graduation

Doctoral Program  May 2017 Graduates and faculty chairs - from left to right- 

Star Brown, Alecia Jackson, Joanna Bolick, Krist Terry, Linda Coutant, Sara Zimmerman and Chip Debelius


Tracy Smith, Mona Abinader and Sara Zimmerman

 December 2016 graduate Dr. Mona Abinader with  faculty Dr. Tracy Smith and Dr. Sara Zimmerman