Summer I

EDA f388V, Ethics in Educational Administration (EDA Core Course)

This course is a doctoral core course that examines various ethical systems, issues of equity, distributive justice, codes of ethics in educational professions, treatment of students, and other issues that face administrators of educational systems.
The course is designed to sensitize prospective educational leaders to the ethical content of educational decisions.


Fall Semester

EDA 388E, Economics and Finance of Higher Education (EDA Core Course)

In this course, students will gain an overview of the mechanisms and theories regarding the economics and financing of U.S. higher education. While this course is not limited to students in the higher education doctoral program, this course is grounded in literature, theories, and examples specific to higher education.


EDA 391S, History of Higher Education

This course provides an overview of the developments that have shaped (primarily U.S.) higher education from antiquity to the present. The course aims to help students understand the origins of contemporary practices and issues in higher education.


Spring Semester

EDA 382M, Organizational Design & Behavior (EDA Core Course)

This course is designed to assist administrators and researchers better understand educational (and other similarly structured) organizations from a perspective integrating leadership, developmental relationships, and organizational theory. This course is also a core course in the EDA department, and thus will be integral to students’ progress toward doctoral milestones.
Enrollment is limited to doctoral students in EDA and fulfills a core course requirement. Student from other departments and/or degree programs may be admitted on a space-available basis.


Qualitative Research Design (EDA 381Q)

This course is designed to assist the novice and intermediate researcher in understanding the history, purposes, and aspects of strong qualitative research. Through course readings, written assignments, guest speakers, and group discussion, participants will build on prior knowledge of qualitative research methods and examine the role of theory in research, validity and ethical considerations, and gain experience presenting research proposals. This course will also provide participants with experiences in participant observation, writing fieldnotes, interviewing, transcription, and coding.


Other Courses

TC 125K Perspectives on Happiness

(Plan II course co-taught with Professors Michael Stoff, Philip Bobbitt, Wendy Domjan, Meme Drumwright, Betty Sue Flowers, David Sosa, Larry Speck, and Michael Starbird, Spring 2009)


TC 125K, Perspectives on Education: Transforming Lives

(Plan II course co-taught with Professors Michael Stoff, Meme Drumwright, Betty Sue Flowers, Camille Parmesan, Larry Speck, and Michael Starbird, Spring 2008)