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

Dr. David Stegall named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year -

NEWTON, NCDavid Stegall is a graduate of our program Cohort # 16- Congratulations Dr. Stegall!In a unanimous vote of the Northwest Superintendent’s ...

Dr. John Hauser- Cohort 15 Congratulations on being names President of Carteret Community CollegeCollege

 Dr. John Hauser, vice president of Applied Career Technologies and Alleghany Center at Wilkes Community College, was named as the fifth presiden...

Congratulations Joshua Smith and Erin Cooper on their presentations at the Celebration of Research and Creative Endeavors

 Doctoral Students are presenting at the AppState Celebration of Research and Creative Endeavors  April 27thfor more information see: A...

Congratulations Natalie Martin on her presentation at the Celebration of Research and Creative Endeavors

 Doctoral Students are presenting at the AppState Celebration of Research and Creative Endeavors  April 27thfor more information see: A...

Congratulations Ellen Grulke and Mary Goodson on their presentation at the Celebration of Research and Creative Endeavors

 Doctoral Students are presenting at the AppState Celebration of Research and Creative Endeavors  April 27thfor more information see: A...

Linda Coutant - Cohort 21, May 2017 Graduate presented a poster of her Dissertation Research

 Linda Coutant (Cohort 21, May 2017 graduate) presented a poster of her dissertation research, “The  Mindful Campus: Organizational Struct...

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