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 to Doctoral Student, Ashley E. Pennell, on recently publishing a feature article in 'The Reading Teacher'

Congratulations to Doctoral Student, Ashley E. Pennell, who recently published a feature article in The Reading Teacher with Barbara Wollak and David ...

Congratulations to Dr. Linda Coutant on her published article "The Mindful Campus: Organizational Structure and Culture"

May 2017 graduate Dr. Linda Coutant and her dissertation chair, Dr. Karen Caldwell, co-authored an article titled "The Mindful Campus: Organizational ...

Congratulations Noel Lehner on a successful dissertation defense!

Congratulations Noel Lehner on a successful dissertation defense on November 21st entitled: The Relationship Between Fast-Tracking Students into ...

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...

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