Educational Leadership: Doctor of Education (EdD)

Welcome

Appalachian State University’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership fosters the development of educators who embrace just and sustainable practices. We support and nurture a wide variety of research methodologies that enhance collaborative learning to create positive individual, social, cultural and institutional change. We consistently engage in a critical analysis of biases including race, gender, poverty, and all other -identities that shape our lives. Across a variety of disciplines, our inclusive and challenging program inspires a diversity of critical thought and unique transformative experiences.

We are educators who strive to advance knowledge of the field through research and inquiry that effectively creates, implements and evaluates instructional and institutional practices, programs and policy in a variety of discipline settings. We are policy-makers, advocates, and information producers who strive to enhance the knowledge and skills of practicing professionals in educational leadership roles throughout the state of North Carolina, the region, and the nation. We prepare educators for careers as researchers, and advanced practitioners in a wide array of educational settings including community colleges, universities, PreK-12 schools, and community organizations.

Our program has impacted the success of educators in a wide variety of settings. Our graduates have informed policies at the institutional, local, regional and state levels. They have  successfully implemented programs that have changed the perceptions of the larger community regarding education, research and the learning process.


News

Congratulations Audrey Sherrill on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations Audrey Sherrill on a successful dissertation defense on March 28, 2018 entitled: Deconstructing Sexual Violence in Higher Educati...

Congratulations Kasey Northrop on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations Kasey Northrop on a successful dissertation defense on March 26, 2018 entitled:Stories of Contradiction in Policy and Practice: Challe...

Congratulations Leslie Alexander on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations Leslie Alexander on a successful dissertation defense on March 22, 2018, entitled:Experiences of Women Leaders in Secondary Education:...

Congratulations Nate Weigl on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations Nate Weigl on a successful dissertation defense on March 15, 2018 entitled:Postsecondary Retention and Persistence: An Inquiry into Ti...

Congratulations Elizabeth Andrews-Standafer on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations Elizabeth Andrews-Standafer on a successful dissertation defense on March 15, 2018 entitled:The Lived Experiences of Black, Male Youth...

Congratulations Erin Cooper on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations Erin cooper on a successful dissertation defense on March 1st entitled: The Effectiveness of Developmental Education: A Review of...

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