Recent Ed.D. Graduates

Marvin Elliott
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Kentucky Christian University
Dissertation: "Servant first : a multicase study exploring servant leadership in community college instructional administrators"

Aron Gabriel
Principal, South Iredell High School, Iredell-Statesville Schools
Dissertation: "The High School Success Classroom : a case study of student outcomes and factors that contribute to student persistence"

Marlowe Mager
Coordinator of Research and Institutional Effectiveness, Haywood Community College
Dissertation: "Relationship between pedagogic and course factors and student outcomes in community college online courses"

Brian Morris
Department Head, Fine and Applied Arts, Catawba Valley Community College
Dissertation: "Community college selective enrollment and the challenge to open access"

Jessica Shirley
Director of Student Services, School of Nursing, Western Carolina University
Dissertation: "The impact of appreciative advising on community college transfer students"

David Sutton
Executive Director, Human Resources, Federal Programs, Policy, & Accountability, Transylvania County Schools
Dissertation: "The entry experiences, challenges, and mediating strategies of public school superintendents"

Kimberly Turk
Biology Instructor, Caldwell Community College
Dissertation: "The relationship between credit acceptance and baccalaureate degree persistence for transfer students"

Heidi Von Dohlen
Assistant Principal, C.D. Owen Middle School, Buncombe County Schools
Dissertation: "Teacher leadership behaviors and proactive influence tactics in North Carolina public schools"


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