PhD in Education Specialization in Higher Education

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.

Adrienne Thompson

Adrienne Thompson, 2018

Helping university students succeed

Adrienne Thompson is using the knowledge she gained in her classes to help students succeed, in their transition to college and for the entire time they study there.

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Hollie Chessman

Hollie Chessman, 2015

Conducting research on college student mental health, and on student diversity

As a research fellow at the American Council on Education (ACE), Hollie Chessman is helping to shape higher education policy and practice in the US.

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Jeff Freels

Jeff Freels, 2015

Leading the effort for institutional effectiviness

Jeff Freels credits the Higher Education PhD specialization with preparing him to serve in his current role as Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Texas at Austin.

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