The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership – leading to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree – reflects the latest thinking and research on leadership, organizations, and institutional change, particularly in higher education. Dedicated to “excellence through relevance,” we offer a rich teaching and learning environment shaped by our own research studies, which are connected to and informed by our community partners.
We deliberately seek to maintain a diverse student body, drawn from universities, colleges, schools, health-related professions, government, and human service organizations. These individuals are typically fully employed, bringing with them significant work experience and dedication to improving their respective constituencies. The diversity of each cohort lends itself to vibrant student-faculty interactions in and out of the classroom. This, in turn, leads to a sense of shared commitment to acquiring knowledge, developing and practicing leadership skills, and conducting research in the context of “a private University with a public purpose.”