Robert Crow Publishes Article

crowDr. Robert Crow, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership published the article:  Crow, R., Cruz, L., Ellern, J., Ford, G., Moss, H., & White, B. (2017). Boyer in the middle: Second generation challenges to emerging scholarship. Journal of Innovative Higher Education. Read the entire article here:



Alumna named Blue Ridge Community College President

lauraleatherwoodDr. Laura B. Leatherwood, currently the Vice President of Student Services with Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC has been selected to be the fourth president of Blue Ridge Community College. Leatherwood graduated from WCU with a M.A. in Human Resources and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Read the full story here:

Crow and Ensley Present at Conference

Dr. Robert Crow, Assistant Professor of Educational Research and EdD student Rebecca Ensley presented “Developing Teacher-Leadership by Employing an Improvement Science Framework for Organizational Problem-Solving.” at the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA on March 28. Pictured with Dr. Louis Gomez, the Chair of the Educational Leadership department at UCLA.

Hinnant-Crawford Publishes Journal Article

Brandi Hinnant-CrawfordBrandi Hinnant-Crawford, assistant professor of educational leadership, has published an article in the international journal Black Theology. The article titled “Pulpit, Pews and Picket Lines: Galamison’s Fight to Integrate NYC Schools and the Theology Behind It” is published in volume 14, issue 3 and is available here:

EdD Students Co-Present at Community College Conference

Vester and White PresentationShelley White and Jonathan Vester, both students in the EdD program, co-presented their disquisition topic at the 2016 Conference of the North Carolina Community College System on October 10 in Raleigh. Their topic was “Re-imagining Competencies in North Carolina Community Colleges: Integrating Certifications into Academic Programs at Two Community Colleges.”

EdD Faculty Publish on Disquisition Model

Disquisition BookThree faculty members, Robert Crow, Kofi Lomotey, and Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen, published a chapter titled “An Adaptive Model for a Rigorous Professional Practice Doctorate: The Disquisition” in the book “Contemporary Approaches to Dissertation Development and Research Methods.” This chapter describes the innovative, redesigned EdD in Educational Leadership program offered at WCU.