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Educational leadership doctoral program selects 7th cohort

WKU’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership has selected its seventh cohort of students.

Students who will begin the program this fall are: Amy Allen of Glasgow; April Brooks of Louisville; Sam Ellsworth of Owensboro; Alicia Golston of Bowling Green; Kimberly Green of Bowling Green; Erin Greunke of Vine Grove; Daryl Hagan of Henderson; Samuel Hunt of Bowling Green; Ladonna Hunton of Rockfield; Mana Kariman of Bowling Green; Tiffany Marshall of Louisville; Marilou Murphy of Owensboro; Paul Nation of Owensboro; Karl Olive of  Vine Grove; Jenaya Perdue of Murray; Chasity Shipley of Glasgow; Elizabeth Sholar of Bowling Green; Thuy Tu of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Kevin Weaver of Bowling Green; Lindsey Westerfield of Bowling Green; Carlon Whobrey of Bee Spring; Michael Wilson of Burkesville.

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 seventh cohort brings the program’s total number of students to 128.

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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