Department of Leadership Studies

Ashland University's doctoral degree in leadership studies combines theory and practice with individual mentoring and applied research to train a new generation of reflective, ethical and effective leaders in K-12 schools, higher education and human service organizations.

Program of Study

The formal course work supporting the tenets and goals of the Ed.D. program is organized around the components of an interdisciplinary foundations core, research, organizational leadership and a cognate area of study selected by the student designed to complement the major area of organizational leadership and, at the same time, satisfy the individual needs of the student. All course work is offered exclusively at the Ashland campus.

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Carla Edlefson, professor of leadership studies, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1995. She is assigned full time to the doctoral program in leadership... Read more