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The Executive Doctorate in

Higher Education Management

distinctive cohorts of students. the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management is celebrating 10 years of extraordinary success in training national and international leaders in higher education. Creates a dynamic learning community of experts who provide ongoing support for innovative leadership. — Andy Porter. making it possible for students to complete their work and earn their degrees within two years. Graduate School of Education Director. I invite you to learn what makes our program most effective. and Exec Doc’s attention to learning among and between cohorts of students has been path-breaking. Blake Alan Naughton. Extends participants the option to develop a dissertation on data from the student’s employer. and our School’s excellence in that regard is due in large part to the Executive Doctorate Program. Penn GSE The Executive Doctorate The Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management at Penn: Offers the doctorate in an executive format. and other leaders who overwhelming report that the Executive Doctorate propelled their careers and their impact. vice presidents. as it brings together cohorts of current executive and senior managers to challenge each other and engage with world-renown faculty—all without career interruption. The Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management . and challenging curriculum. this degree reaches far beyond a standard doctoral program.Penn GSE rightly claims that we lead the nation in the preparation of education professionals. Our graduates are practitioner-researchers who are ready. Provides a structured and systematic approach to the curriculum and dissertation. A decade of alumni form a growing and influential network of college presidents. Dean and George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education. Focuses on the core management competencies and applied research that executives and senior leaders in higher education require. Ph. deans. — T H E I N V I TAT I O N — Launching in the 2001-2002 academic year. The development and application of strategic management skills and evidence-based decision-making are distinguishing characteristics of the program. willing.D. including our accelerated delivery model. Senior Fellow. and able to reshape colleges and universities in a mission-centered. allowing executives and senior managers to complete their degree without career interruption. Peerless in our focus on the unique strengths and challenges of senior-level leadership of colleges and universities. market-smart way. making their research immediately relevant and encouraging institutional support. Congratulations on the program’s 10-year anniversary.

The Executive Doctorate 1 . many part-time Ed. and affiliated organizations—to manage resources strategically. allowing students (who must already hold a master’s degree) to maintain their current jobs while balancing a tightly structured two-year curriculum that includes the completion of a scholarly dissertation in addition to coursework. As well. With the support of a dedicated faculty and staff and the encouragement of their classmates. through an engaged alumni network and access to professional associates in a variety of institutions across the country. leverage evidence-based decision-making. A committed faculty of scholars and practitioners lead a cohort of college executives who complete a Doctor of Education degree in just two intense years—without career interruption. Our alumni maintain that the program provided unparalleled preparation for senior executive positions. while the educational experience is rewarding in and of itself. and institutional—and actively contribute to a community of learners. often reporting that their work with Executive Doctorate students is one of the most rewarding professional experiences of their careers. Moreover. government. challenge practices critically. Each class of approximately two-dozen senior managers and executives represent higher education’s diversity in all its forms—demographic. and conquer the dynamics of complex organizations.THE DISTINCTION The Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management provides a leadership curriculum designed especially for seniorlevel higher education leaders through an innovative format. supplying them with dynamic tools for surmounting campus-wide challenges. professional. with disappointing completion rates. The cohort is led by a committed faculty of nationally renowned higher education scholars who dedicate themselves to both teaching and chairing dissertations. The People Our alumni universally identify our cohortbased pedagogical model as the program’s core strength. The Reward Most Executive Doctorate students are seeking career advancement that would be facilitated by a terminal degree or advanced study in the field of higher education management. The Philosophy The Executive Doctorate trains an emerging generation of top higher education leaders—from campuses.D. create entrepreneurial opportunities. Search firms and professional networks routinely recruit our alumni. practical questions of strategy for governing broad segments of the higher education enterprise. The Timeline For many senior higher education leaders. and hotel accommodations during courses that meet on the Penn campus for approximately one week each summer and one weekend per month during two academic years. approximately 90% complete the program on time. The innovative format of the Executive Doctorate provides an alternative solution. programs drag on for years. The program redefines academic inquiry: we focus on using sound analytic principles to tackle relevant. meals. The program provides all books. the community continues beyond the two years. professional and personal commitments and goals preclude stepping out of the workforce for three to five years to enroll in a traditional doctoral program.

fourt rofi Non-P r Two Yea ale Bl ac k as vice president of academic and student affairs at Cayuga Community College. age.D. These issues spark classroom dialogues that build during cohort meals and continue online and offline during the weeks in-between classes. or religious affiliation. Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Dean of Faculty.upenn. Cayuga Community College 2 w w w. While all students hold at least a master’s degree. planning.” — Anne Herron. whether defined by race. % le 51% Fe 10 %O ther For-Profit 22 % Advancement Stu d ent Affa year institution to my current role m irs E gram helped me identify the core ar Ye some new challenges. socio-economic background.and fouryear campuses. and virtually every segment of the enterprise. sexual orientation. enrollment management. public and private. advancement. The pro- COMPOSI TI AL I O C OMPO C S ER S t en m l l nro inspired O CT RS & PROGRA M nce N IT ION g nin Plan 49 . ethnicity. and emerging analytic skills to puzzle through these issues together. organizations. and other senior managers in the areas of finance. They reflect the broad diversity of higher education. associations. Students travel monthly to Penn from across the United States. for-profit and faith-based.gse. Represented in the room are vice presidents. some hold terminal degrees in law or other academic fields and are seeking a deeper understanding of issues in education. We have welcomed students from Alaska and Puerto Rico and from several different countries as well. innovative strategies. ’08. elite and open enrollment. Ed. historically black and Hispanic-serving. deans. student affairs. Executive Doctorate students are established higher education professionals from campuses.T H E CO H O R T The cohort model is the Executive Doctorate’s core pedagogical strategy: students bring their past experiences and current dilemmas to the classroom and use new frameworks. Our student cohorts are diverse in terms of their professional and institutional backgrounds as well. 2005-2011 “My education at Penn provided me with a solid framework for me to take on SE Pu blic Fin a higher education administration that SEGMENTS r Fou RA competencies that administrators need so I felt GEN confident as I e hit 68 % W D 44 AV E R AG E AGE Ma transitioned from a private. and government. Admitted Student Profile. Each class brings together senior leaders of two.

or other doctoral degree. but all other costs for lodging. The hotel provides high-speed wired/wireless Internet connections. All students must transfer the equivalent of a year of graduate coursework from a previous master’s degree. ● Summer Opening Seminar Cohort kicks off the program at Penn with a full week of classes. this is not an online degree—all coursework takes place on the Penn campus in Philadelphia. The second summer is a study abroad experience. breaks. meeting with higher education leaders and researchers at partner campuses. Students are responsible for travel to and from Philadelphia. The Executive Doctorate 3 . Student accommodations are typically at the Hilton Inn at Penn. ● Spring Students wrap up coursework and final dissertation edits. starting with a late summer term and culminating in a spring-term Commencement two years later. a fitness room. Students complete research and dissertation drafting. Students develop and defend a dissertation proposal by June. meals. though at a lighter pace to allow students time to complete their research and dissertation drafting. meeting rooms and lounges. ● Fall Coursework continues. Executive Doctorate classes are usually held in the GSE Conference Center. lunch. taking place in a twoweek trip overseas. while also developing a dissertation proposal. but at a lighter pace. ● Spring Coursework continues. often with faculty or visiting lecturers. with breakfast. Additional dinners. Students take a THE SECOND YEAR heavy load of coursework in The First Year. ● Fall Students have a heavy load of coursework and begin formulating a dissertation topic. a business center. and other amenities. program delivered in an executivestyle format that allows students to keep their current full-time jobs while in the program. are provided at a wide range of Philadel- ● Summer International Seminar One. a restaurant. Coursework continues in The Second Year. in addition to distributing course materials and information notices and serving as a one-stop liaison to other university offices and resources. and culminates in a dissertation defense toward the end of the spring term.or two-week study abroad experience. a AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel only a block from the Graduate School of Education. and local transportation during class sessions are included in the tuition and program fee. Dissertation defenses and Commencement! phia’s finest restaurants. and some dinners catered on site.D. Each cohort of students is supported by a program coordinator who facilitates all logistics and hospitality arrangements. first professional degree. Although various technologies are employed to facilitate collaborative learning and communication.TIMELINE THE FIRST YEAR The Structure The Executive Doctorate is a full-time Ed. The program consists of six consecutive terms.

During this time students work in earnest on their dis- “Earning a Penn Ed. in less than two years while working full-time and living in Puerto Rico seemed an almost impossible task. but I did it. the faculty members were really Proseminar 1:00 – 1:30 Breakfast 8:30 – 11:30 Breakfast 9:00 – 12:00 Lunch 1:45 – 3:00 supportive and encouraging. and write-up. Example Weekend Schedule Thursday 10:00 – 1:00 amazing experience. the cohort structure was another key ingredient to success … and to life-time friends. however. students come for monthly course sessions that take place from about 10:00 a.m. typically for one or two weeks in July.gse. analysis. does not typically meet in Philadelphia. D. a Qualifying Paper submission and promotion to Doctoral Candidacy (April). Overall.upenn.C. attendance at all course sessions is mandatory. Colorado. Penn Commencement is mid-May. students can expect 15 or more hours of assigned or independent work per week—researching. The public policy seminar weekend. reading. D.” Strategic Management Research 11:30 – 12:00 Change and Leadership International Trip Prep 3:15 – 6:15 Lunch 12:00 – 3:00 Quantitative Methods 6:45 Qualitative Methods 3:15 – 7:15 Dinner at Restaurant Change and Leadership 7:30 Catered Dinner — Cuauhtemoc Godoy .The Calendar The Executive Doctorate is structured such that all members of a cohort take classes together (there are no electives). Penn GSE’s Executive Doctoral Program was an sertation data collection. by final revisions and submission of the dissertation in June. and due to the fast pace of the program and material covered in each session. typically held in April and followed. Milestones in The First Year include performance review and promotion to Program Candidacy (February). .m. or Boulder. Students return for seven monthly course sessions from August through March. Monthly class sessions generally require preparatory assignments (always readings and often papers). Course calendars are given to students well in advance. The Executive Doctorate begins with a week-long orientation and course session in August of The First Year. Undoubtedly. While Friday 7:30 – 8:30 Saturday 8:00 – 9:00 the academic program was very demanding. students engage in dialogue with national leaders in either Washington. In the weeks between class meetings. Ed. Thursday through noon on Saturday. The final program milestone is the oral Dissertation Defense. this time meeting about 9:00 a. and oral defense of the Dissertation Proposal (June). The Second Year begins with the international course and study abroad experience. Coursework is a combination of classes that are year-long (meeting every month) and modular (meeting for one or two months). For the subsequent 10 months from September through June. Friday through noon on Saturday. Instead. Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico 4 w w w. Professor and Associate Dean. if successful. with post-class projects and papers due several weeks later.D. ’10. writing.

. theoretical. The Public Policy and International Context courses bring students face to face with leaders in these environments. which facilitates on-time completion for nearly all students—an achievement that is remarkable among Ed. Spain. Hungary. Courses that develop institutional leadership competencies include: • Strategic Management Research. or the State Higher Education Policy Center in Boulder. The First Year has a greater emphasis on coursework.T H E C U R R I C U LU M The Executive Doctorate curriculum is designed to provide a breadth of critical understanding and skills necessary to effectively lead institutions of higher education. • College Finance. • University-Community Partnerships. The Executive Doctorate curriculum focuses on the strategic framing of questions and the use of data to puzzle through possible answers. and supervised development of a scholarly dissertation. embedded process for the dissertation. Executive Doctorate courses addressing these diverse perspectives and environments include: • Contemporary Issues. Three branches of the curriculum provide an ongoing structure to the student learning experience. • Institutional Advancement. Our coursework provides a systematic. Coursework changes annually based on a continuous improvement plan that both explores faculty. The Second Year continues that focus but scales back coursework. and • Diversity in Higher Education. The Executive Doctorate 5 . as students concentrate on independent investigations and analyses for their dissertations.and practitioneridentified emerging trends in the field and heeds the evaluations by our students and alumni. Evidence-Based Management Successful higher education leaders employ data and information effectively. • Negotiating and Bargaining. and methodological foundation for designing the dissertation. Course readings and activities build off of the experiences of instructors recognized nationally as being at the top of their field. and economic environment. programs. courses with nationally recognized practitioner faculty. The policy seminar meets with national leaders in places like the National Center for Higher Education in Washington. • Preventative Law. • Organizational Change. • Case Studies in Leadership.C. legal counsel. and • Strategic Enrollment Management. • Higher Education History. Institutional Leadership The Executive Doctorate provides leaders with a toolkit of analytic strategies and skills for effectively managing institutions. The curriculum is delivered through three means: courses with core Penn higher education faculty. Students are admitted based on their accomplishments in one or more segments of the field (e. providing a practical. Faculty mentors lead individual and smallgroup dissertation workshops in The Second Year. Higher Education Contexts Successful higher education leaders must grapple with various difficulties and opportunities within the multilayered contexts in which they operate.g. Our philosophy is that leaders of dynamic organizations must innovatively practice data-driven decision-making within a complex social. Colorado. as well as Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. but the program then builds an interdisciplinary understanding of and skill set for confronting the broader challenges facing higher education. political. The First Year includes a year-long Proseminar sequence supporting the development of the dissertation proposal. student services). The international seminar travels to meet with higher education leaders in countries such as South Africa. D. as well as related organizations and government agencies. and Kazakhstan. • Quality Management.D.

often from outside of Penn. and Staff in Cultivating the Commitment and Engagement Necessary to Produce Revitalization at Faith-Based Colleges Being Who I Am: Lesbian. Executive Doctorate dissertations meet the same standards for all Penn GSE Ed. Data collection then takes place over the summer and early fall. While students do not need to have defined their specific research interest at the start of the program. Faculty. Many dissertations have been published as books or articles in scholarly or professional journals. in consultation with the student. Executive Doctorate dissertations explore a broad variety of research questions. Planning. Topics are generally chosen by the end of the first Fall Term. The Executive Doctorate approach focuses on scholarly inquiry as a management tool. The entire degree culminates in the dissertation defense—an opportunity to present and debate the dissertation’s contribution to research and practice. All full-time faculty and several committed practitioner-faculty chair and serve as readers and are assigned to student committees based on their subject and methodological expertise. and Use of New Academic Library Space Presidential Transitions: Presidents’ Perspectives on Building the Senior Leadership Team Central Banks and University Financial Governance: How Institutions Are Managing Institutional Resources and Creating Monetary Policy for Mission Attainment What Are Students’ Perceptions of the Present Cultures and Identities of New York University and Polytechnic University of New York and Their Perceived Changes to the Institutions’ Cultures and Identities Should the Universities Merge? The Launch of the Big Ten Network: How 11 Universities Created Their Own Television Network and Changed the Landscape of College Sports Socialization Theory and the Transition to Graduate School: Experiences of African American Women in a Historically Black and a Historically White Institution To The Next Level: How Drexel University Improved Its Fundraising Performance from 1997 to 2007 T H E D I S S E R TAT I O N A cornerstone of a doctoral education is the development of an independent research project leading to a dissertation. at the end of which an oral hearing is held with the committee to review the dissertation proposal.gse. Bisexual.Dissertation Titles and Awards Community College Student Retention: Determining the Effects of a Comprehensive Support and Access Intervention Program Targeting Low-Income and Working Poor at a Large Urban Minority-Serving Institution Academic Cost Reduction at Liberal Arts Colleges: How Do the Corporate Models of Resource Dependency and Resistance to Change Apply? Globalization on the Line: How Four HighlyRated Business Schools Responded to the 2008 Financial Crisis The Roles of the President.upenn. 6 w w .D. Dissertations from Executive Doctorate students are frequently recognized by professional associations for their outstanding contributions to the literature. Gay Male. A committee chair and a reader are assigned in The First Year to provide guidance to students throughout the process. followed by analysis and drafting. most have identified areas of inquiry that they hope to explore. Oral defenses of the final dissertation are held toward the end of the spring term of The Second Year. then developed over the subsequent spring term. degrees. A third committee member is selected. and Queer (LGBQ) College and University Faculty Members Disclosing their Sexual Orientation in Their Classrooms The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Design.

Murphy. Vice President for Governance and Leadership Program Association of Governing Boards Ira Harkavy. As integral contributors to the Executive Doctorate curriculum.“Being new to higher ed. Former President...D. Ph. Ph. The Division Faculty Distinctive among executive education programs. and international scholars bring extraordinary experience and diffuse knowledge to the classroom. Founding Director and Associate Vice President Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Professor Ph. Indiana University Matthew Hartley. Professor Ph.” — Kevin Kirby. Mary-Linda Armacost. Taylor Professor of Management The Wharton School. Former President Northwest Missouri State University David Kalsbeek..D. Professor Ph.D.D. University of Michigan Robert Zemsky. Ph. Stanford University Laura W. Yale University Pamela Felder. It gave me the breadth and depth of the industry and a very important credential. Ph.. Harvard University Marybeth Gasman.. former Provost and Dean University of Pennsylvania Professor.D. the Higher Education Division faculty are dedicated to their engagement in the Executive Doctorate— providing core teaching and dissertation advising to the program. Because learning among a cohort of senior leaders is truly interactive. Caboni.D. The Pennsylvania State University Blake Alan Naughton. University of Pennsylvania Dean Hubbard.D.D. Central European University Jerome T. Ph. the faculty.D. ’06.Phil. Ed. Senior Fellow Ph. the dissertation—structured in a way that was manageable while working full-time. Ph.D.. Ph. General Counsel Lehigh University The Executive Doctorate 7 .D.D. It was also a fantastic experience— the cohort. Associate Professor Rossier School of Education University of Southern California Marvin Lazerson. Associate Professor Ph. University of Pennsylvania Peter Cappelli.. Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs University of Kansas Peter Eckel. Practice Professor Ph. Ph. Harper. Indiana University Joni Finney.D.D. Ed. Professor Emeritus. J. Ph. Rice University T H E FAC U LT Y The Executive Doctorate faculty are a diverse and accomplished group of scholars and practitioners. Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing DePaul University Adrianna Kezar.D. Vice President of Administration. Exec Doc was a transformational The Affiliated Faculty Our affiliated faculty of notable practitioners. Perna. these instructors report that teaching for the program is among the most rewarding experiences of their careers. Wilson College and Moore College of Art & Design experience. Vice President for Student Affairs Duke University Frank Roth. Lecturer Ph. Shaun R. Associate Professor and Division Chair Ed.. George W.D.D.D. leaders of higher education associations. D.D.D. This group of accomplished scholars is internationally recognized as one of the top higher education faculties in America and locally recognized as outstanding teachers and mentors. these instructors present modules with practical applications in management. Professor and Dean Emeritus Harvard Graduate School of Education Larry Moneta. University of Pennsylvania Timothy C.

but to broadly shape the field of higher education.The Impact The Executive Doctorate is designed not only to be a springboard for career advancement. but also an enthralling intellectual experience. Our alumni report that their time in the Executive Doctorate was the toughest but most rewarding academic or professional experience of their careers. finding solutions. With its focus on higher education leadership.D. The Alumni Advisory Board remains committed to keeping Penn’s Executive Doctorate program an industry leader and its alumni on the cutting edge of higher education policy and practice. and even new positions. networking. officers. the program has already produced 12 college presidents and countless senior-level James C. ‘07 Vice President for Strategic Priorities and Advancement New England College Chair.gse. Within a year of graduation. in the Penn tradition. state and federal policy leaders. and nationally recognized academic entrepreneurs. Executive search firms and institutional boards have recognized our alumni as well prepared to lead and reinvent colleges and universities. Alumni Advisory Board .upenn. and current students to add value to the program and to help create opportunities for continuing education. and building new skill sets. From an annual Alumni Conference at Penn that addresses key issues in the field to receptions. The Alumni The Executive Doctorate continues to play a pivotal role in the professional lives of our alumni. administration. reflecting the diversity of our entire alumni body. most alumni are recognized with broader portfolios. Recent Alumni Positions President Chief Diversity Officer Associate Chancellor for Academic Services Associate Provost for Global Initiatives Executive Vice President. And. Our graduates are currently serving as college and university presidents. illuminating alternative vantage points. While many doctoral programs boast of the “transformative” impact they have on their students. promotions. now celebrating its 10th anniversary. it is about challenging assumptions. and continued virtual interactions. The strong network connections built within and across cohorts provide a constant resource for exploring ideas. We aim to positively impact not only the network of institutions our alumni serve. Exec Doc students are surrounded by the finest faculty and the most talented classmates. and enabling career changes. seminars. It is not merely about credentialing a terminal degree. the connection to The Executive Doctorate continues to reward our students long after they’ve graduated. Student and Administrative Services Vice President for Enrollment Management and Communications Vice President for Information Technology Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dean of Library and Information Access Campus Dean Dean of Student Affairs Dean of Continuing Education Director of Alumni Relations Director of Financial Operations Director of Institutional Research Director of Career Development and Student Employment University Counsel 8 w w w. Put all this in a cohort model and the result is nothing short of amazing. Garvey. seeks to assist the School and its alumni to continually engage with issues and challenges facing higher education. Our Board maintains representation from each cohort since the program’s inception—professionals who come from wide variety of educational institutions and roles. well beyond the end of our twoyear program. Ed. and camaraderie. Alumni Advisory Board John Case Karen Sibley—Vice Chair Michael Class Sarah Steinberg Denise DePerro Ted Richardson Jim Garvey—Chair Byron White Sue Wasiolek Dena Haritos Tsamitis Joel Seligman Roger Ward Wally Boston Lori Hurvitz —LE T TER FROM THE ALUMNI BOARD CHAIR— The Executive Doctorate Advisory Board at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. The Penn Executive Doctorate program actually delivers on that promise. We work with faculty.

upenn. Students finance their degrees through a combination of 1) support from the home institution. Many employers provide supplemental leave time for coursework. Ph. the entire cost of the program may be borrowed through federal student loans. 4) federal student loans. Penn GSE Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Application instructions and financial aid information are available online http://www.gse. and hotel accommodations. meals. or related associations and organizations. two letters of recommendation. Spring and The Second Year – Summer. research. Program Administration The Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania 3700 Walnut Street Philadelphia. but earn variable course units each term. Spring. while maintaining their full-time positions. Pennsylvania 19104 Blake Alan Naughton. The Executive Doctorate does not offer any scholarships or fellowships at this time.D. as well as substantiation of what the applicant will contribute to and garner from the program. and all academic transcripts. Fall. Director Laura Foltman Program Coordinator Ginger O’Neill Program Coordinator Telephone 215-746-6401 (Laura Foltman) 215-573-2284 (Ginger O’Neill) Facsimile 215-746-4868 Email execdoc@gse. with careful attention to balance a diversity of experiences and roles represented in each group. Fall. We admit a cohort. universities. Successful students have the support of family and employers. A complete application includes an application Website http://www.The Application Admission to the Executive Doctorate is competitive.gse. It does not include travel expenses to the program from the student’s home location. and 5) private scholarships or The Investment The Executive Doctorate is an efficient pathway to a doctoral degree—structured for completion in two years but without the sacrifice of resigning a job. which includes books. We review the entirety of the admission file.upenn. The combined tuition and program fee is billed each term for six consecutive terms: The First Year – Summer. with commensurate subsidies and benefits such as income-based repayment and public service loan forgiveness for educators. Ideal candidates are senior-level executives in colleges. 2) personal finances. Students must also make a significant investment in time to complete fulltime doctoral study in a condensed. PA 19104-6216 Telephone 215-898-6415 or 1-877-PENN-GSE Facsimile 215-746-6884 Email admissions@gse. Students are charged a combined tuition and program fee. 3) university payment plans. Students are considered full-time graduate students through all six terms. If necessary. two-year timeframe. government. No standardized test scores are required and a master’s degree must be conferred. The Penn GSE application process is entirely online. other course materials. a two-part statement of The Executive Doctorate 9 financial Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania 3700 Walnut Street or finaid@gse. looking for evidence of professional and academic accomplishment. and dissertation writing.upenn. 4) private student loans. We receive several times the number of applications more than there are available spots in each cohort. Applications to the Executive Doctorate are due by March 1.upenn.

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