Our graduates have contributed to higher education literature through dissertations related to teaching and learning in their disciplines as well as to administrative and academic leadership research.
The doctoral requirements remain committed to the degree’s original purpose: Students complete advanced coursework in their knowledge areas as well as in the higher education core; they fully participate in the scholarship of teaching and learning by discussing pedagogical issues as well as disciplinary theory.
Most of the studies use qualitative methodologies; a few follow quantitative research methods. Each dissertation is original, creative scholarship that can serve as a solid base for future research in the field. Many graduates have received awards or have been published.
To read the abstracts of doctoral students, see link to defenses.
Individual dissertations are available at Mason’s Fenwick Library.