Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

Educational Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (Ph.D.)

"I would like to extend my gratitude to professors and staff at WMU. Your sophisticated intellect, unbridled dedication to the field, and seemingly unending fountain of knowledge provided inspiration and motivation throughout the course of my study. It has been a privilege and an honor to study with and learn from you."
~ noted by Dr. Jill Van Hof within her dissertation acknowledgement page (and shared with permission).

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    Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
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    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5283 USA
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