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Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development

Major: ELOD
Degree Awarded: Ph.D.
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/phd-elod


Program Information

The Doctor of Philosophy with an emphasis in Educational Administration/Educational Leadership and Organizational Development encompasses five specialties: P-12 Administration, Post-Secondary Administration, Sport Administration, Human Resource Development, and Evaluation. 

Distinctive Characteristics of Doctoral Programs in CEHD

I. Social Justice and Equity

Aligned with our mission, our students would build experience and expertise in the issues of social justice and equity. This theme would align with our metropolitan mission and that of student achievement.

II. Leadership

This area could be assisted by the Future Faculty/Future Leaders program. Leadership is a distinct focus in other programs in CEHD and the doctoral program should be no exception. In this component students would gain expertise in supervising and leading others to achieve organizational goals and missions, managing complex systems, addressing administrative issues and procedures, conducting research to enhance leadership and teaching others about the art of organizational leadership.

III. Practical Experience

The doctoral programs in CEHD will also contain practicums, internships, or embedded field experience that aligns both with their program studies and their career goals. These experiences are to be mentored and may include a number of the following areas: teaching; research, administration or other appropriate arenas.

IV. Scholarship/Research

The emphasis on scholarship would include experience and mentorship in ethics, publications, presentation, grantsmanship, and other forms of creative activity. The research component will be characterized by the development of vertical research teams; Senior faculty, junior faculty, doctoral students, masters’ students, and in some programs, undergraduate students, working together on research projects and research areas. These might be bolstered by partnerships with local school districts, businesses, or community agencies.

The doctoral degree is granted in recognition of scholarly proficiency and distinctive achievement in a specific field/discipline. All candidates for a doctoral degree in the CEHD must successfully complete qualifying exams and a dissertation/professional portfolio that clearly indicates the candidate has mastered and can exhibit/articulate the content knowledge, skills and dispositions specific to their discipline and can utilize appropriate research methodologies to contribute to the body of knowledge in their field.



Curriculum


60 Hour Program

Master’s Degree prerequisite + 60 hours minimum: The Student and Committee must develop courses, programs and experiences that clearly identify and address the specific themes of Leadership, Scholarship, Social Justice and Equity. These areas of emphasis must have descriptive competencies that the student should attain and the Committee can assess.

SPECIALTY COMPONENTS (33 hours minimum), selected with Program Committee Approval
 
ELFH  715  Advanced Organizational Theory 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (27 hours minimum), selected with Program Committee Approval
 
Statistics and Methodology I (ELFH  601 or equivalent required) 3
Research Course to aid in the completion of the Ph.D. Degree 3
Research Course to aid in the completion of the Ph.D. Degree 3
Research Electives: e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and/or quantitative methodologies. a,b  
ELFH  777  Capstone for Education Doctorate Degree 12
MASTER’S DEGREE OR ELECTIVE COMPONENT Master’s Degree comprises Elective component of program. (30 hours)  
a. Selected with Program Committee Approval within program guidelines/framework
 
b. ELFH 600 may not be used for this course.  
Minimum total hours 60
 

90 Hour Program

The Student and Committee must develop courses, programs and experiences that clearly identify and address the specific themes of Leadership, Scholarship, Social Justice and Equity. These areas of emphasis must have descriptive competencies that the student should attain and the Committee can assess.

SPECIALTY COMPONENTS (42 hours minimum), selected with Program Committee Approval
42
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (27 hours minimum), selected with Program Committee Approval  
Statistics and Methodology I (ELFH 601 or equivalent required) 3
Statistics and Methodology IIb (ELFH 702 – Applied Multiple Regression) 3
Statistics and Methodology III (ELFH 703 - multivariate educational statistics) 3
Research Electives: e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and/or quantitative methodologies. a,b 6
Dissertation/Portfolio Research 12
ELECTIVE COMPONENT (21 hours Minimum), selected with Program Committee Approval 21
a. Selected with Program Committee Approval within program guidelines/framework  
b. ELFH 600 may not be used for this course.  
Minimum total hours 90


Departmental Faculty


Meera Alagaraja

Assistant Professor

Melissa Andris

Professor 

Mathew Bergman

Instructor

Beth Bukoski

Assistant Professor

Roger Buskill
Instructor

Bradley Carpenter
Assistant Professor

Namok Choi
Professor

Phyllis Connelly
Assistant Professor

Sherry Duffy

Instructor

Rod Githens
Assistant Professor

Jacob Gross
Assistant Professor

W. Blake Haselton
Interim Dean, Superintendent in Residence

Ann Herd
Assistant Professor

Amy Hirschy
Assistant Professor

Pradeep Kotamraju
Instructor

Antonette MacDonald
Instructor and Program Manager

Donna Pearson
Associate Professor

Bridgette O. Pregliasco
Assistant Professor

Kevin Rose

Assistant Professor

Michael Rowland
Assistant Professor

Brad Shuck
Assistant Professor

James Stone
Professor

Kirsten Ewart Sundell
Instructor



Contact Information

Educational Leadership and Organizational Development - Ph.D.

Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Human Resource Education
(502)852-6475
 

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