Educational Leadership: Doctor of Education (EdD)

Welcome to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership! 

Important Dates for Spring 2020 Graduation

Applying to Graduate: Last week day in February; LATE Deadline April 8th (submitting a late application will result in an extra charge of $5)
Pre-Defense Meeting & Sending a Draft to the Director: 3 weeks before defense OR March 2, whichever is sooner.
Dissertation Defense: March 23
Final Draft to Graduate School: April 13
Ready for Printing*: April 30

*In order for a dissertation to be considered ready for printing, all edits must have been completed to the specifications of the Graduate School, the copies are paid for, and the routing information has been completed. The students will receive an email from Sharron Grimes after all edits have been completed that describes the final steps and includes paperwork that must be completed by the final deadline. Note that most dissertations take 2-3 rounds of editing before Graduate School approves them. The edits pertain to grammar and formatting in most circumstances.

All essential dates that the Graduate School has are listed on their website here: Essential Dates


2019 Doctoral Symposium: Finding Our Voice

2019 Doctoral Symposium: Finding Our VoiceOn March 29, 2019 the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership held our annual symposium.  The sympos...

Doctoral Students and Candidate Present at 2019 NCARE Conference

NCARE ConferenceReich College of Education (RCOE) students and faculty members gave presentations at the 2019 North Carolina Association for Rese...

Doctoral Candidate, Ashley Pennell, will be published in Child Care Exchange

Dr. Connie Green (RESE) and Ashley Pennell (RESE; Doctoral Candidate) will have an article titled “Pink Dresses and Plaid Shirts: Gender Nonconformi...

Doctoral Student, Chris Gilbert, Published in "The Educational Forum"

Doctoral student, Chris Gilbert, was published this month in The Educational Forum. His article is titled "Creating Educational Destruction: A Cr...

Join us for the Final Fall Dissertation Defenses!

Please join the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for the final dissertation defenses of the Fall 2018 Semester! All defenses are held in RCO...

Inaugural Faculty Author Spotlight: Adrian Rice

NAUGURAL FACULTY AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORECelebrating the release of a new book by Adrian Rice, The Strange Est...

Doctoral Program Highlights

The 2018 Alice Pheobe Naylor Outstanding Dissertation Award Winners

The 2018 Alice Phoebe Naylor Oustanding Dissertation Award Winners at the 2018 Doctoral Symposium.

From left to right: Dr. Star Brown, Dr. Alice Naylor,  Dr. John Robinson

Dr. Nate Weigl speaking at Spring 2018 RCOE Commencement

Recent graduate, Dr. Nate Weigl speaking at the Spring 2018 RCOE Commencement.