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

Join us for Dissertation Defenses!

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Invites you to next weeks dissertation defenses! They will be held in RCOE 414D.Nicole Fynn | Tuesday, ...

New Leadership in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Tracy Goodson-Espy and Dr. Chris Osmond to their new roles in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. Dr. Good...

First Fall Dissertation Defenses

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership invites you to the first dissertations of the Fall 2018 semester!Kristi Short | 10:00am-12:00pm on this...

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:...

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.