Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy

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Dr. Judith K. Franzak
Ed.D. Program Director

Dr. Ron Siers
Education Specialties Chair

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Why Choose SU‛s Ed.D.?

Advanced professional study in collaborative environment

Develop capacity in identifying and resolving complex problems of practice

Prepares leaders who can work with key stakeholders in diverse communities and school partnerships

Opportunities for field-based analysis and application

Documents, products and processes that lead to organizational improvement


Education Specialties Chair

  • Ron Siers, Ph.D.
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Teacher Education Chair

  • Ernest Bond, Ph.D.
    Ohio State University


  • Laurie Andes, Ed.D.
    University of Maryland College Park
  • Keith J. Conners, Ph.D.
    University of Connecticut
  • Joel T. Jenne, Ph.D.
    State University of New York at Albany
  • Nancy L. Michelson, Ph.D.
    State University of New York at Albany
  • Patricia O. Richards, Ed.D.
    Lehigh University
  • Edward C. Robeck, Ph.D.
    University of British Columbia
  • Starlin D. Weaver, Ph.D.
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Associate Professors

  • Gwen P. Beegle, Ph.D.
    University of Kansas
  • Claudia R. Burgess, Ph.D.
    University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Chin-Hsiu Chen, Ph.D.
    University of Victoria, British Columbia
  • Patricia K. Dean, Ph.D.
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Douglas M. DeWitt, Ph.D.
    Claremont Graduate University
  • Theodore Gilkey, Ed.D
    University of Rochester
  • Teena Gorrow, Ed.D.
    University of Maryland College Park
  • Randall E. Groth, Ph.D.
    Illinois State University
  • Althea Pennerman, Ph.D.
    University of South Alabama
  • Regina Royer, Ed.D.
    University of Delaware
  • Diallo D. Sessoms, Ph.D.
    University of Virginia
  • Diana M. Wagner, Ed.D.
    University of Delaware
  • Joyce Wiencek, Ph.D.
    University of Maryland College Park

Assistant Professors

  • Shanetia Clark, Ph.D.
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Maida A. Finch, Ph.D.
    Vanderbilt University
  • Kimberly McCormick, Ph.D.
    Indiana University
  • Kenneth R. Milner, Ed.D.
    University of Massachusetts
  • Leticia E. Ortega, Ph.D.
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Alexander Pope, Ph.D. in progress
    Columbia University
  • Brandy J. Terrill, Ed.D.
    University of Delaware

Professor of Practice

  • Jon M. Andes, Ed.D.
    University of Maryland College Park

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