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Doctoral program in educational leadership selects sixth cohort

WKU’s doctoral program in educational leadership has selected its sixth cohort of students.

Students who will begin the program in February are: Rhonda Callaway of Sturgis; Michael Hamilton of Cross Plains, Tenn.; Terence Hayes of Hopkinsville; Lynn Hines of Bowling Green; Stephen Holloman of Elkton; Chunling Niu of Chongqing City, China; Mildred Ortiz of Bowling Green; Michelle Patrick of Louisville; Nathan Phelps of Bowling Green; Kristina Rice of Greenville; Nadia Denov DeLeon Sautu of Bowling Green; Kristina Sidebottom of Horse Cave; Meredith Skaggs of Owensboro; and Andrew Wollin of Bowling Green.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, WKU’s first independent doctoral degree program, was approved in February 2008 by the Council on Postsecondary Education with the first cohort of students admitted in July 2008.

WKU’s first Ed.D. graduates will be recognized during May 2011 Commencement.

The sixth cohort brings the program’s total number of students to 114. The following students in fifth cohort began the program this summer: Catrice Bolton of Owensboro; Dale Brown of Bowling Green; Dana Clayton of Evansville, Ind.; Nancy Givens of Bowling Green; Lisa Horn of Scottsville; Evan Jackson of Morganfield; Felicia Jeffries of Radcliff; Christopher King of Almo; Hajara Mahmood of Bowling Green; Kenyetta Martin of Bowling Green; Komako Miyoshi of Bowling Green; Andy Moore of Glasgow;  David Oliver of Bowling Green; Keile Phillips of Benton; Rheanna Plemons of Bowling Green; and Rachel Rosales of Owensboro.

WKU’s interdisciplinary program develops “practitioner scholars” in four specialty areas – Administrative Leaders, Teacher Leaders, Postsecondary Leaders and Organizational Leaders — equipped to assume leadership roles in the multiple venues where education takes place and to work with educational partners to improve academic performance and increase learning at all levels.

Using blended delivery methods, including traditional face-to-face classroom settings, distance-learning formats, online platforms and on-site practicum settings, the WKU program makes it possible for students to remain in their current professional positions while completing the doctoral degree.

Contact: Emily Dillard, (270) 745-3061.

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