Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership
“Leadership is service, not selfishness. The leader grows more and lasts longer by placing the well-being of all above the well-being of self. Through service to others, the leader becomes strong.” -- Lao-tzu
Successful leaders must work across different disciplines with ease, continually develop their leadership expertise to keep pace with the rapidly changing world, incorporate research and data-driven decision making in their work, and collaborate effectively with others. The Interdisciplinary Leadership doctorate prepares you to meet these challenges.
Enhance your qualifications and hone your skills as an effective leader in education, non-profit management, entrepreneurship, or public safety.
Take the step now to make your mark as a leader.
Learn the theories, principles, practices, and applications of effective leadership. The doctoral program includes a comprehensive set of core courses in leadership, research, planning, communication, globalism, and finance, as well as advanced study in one of four concentrations:
- Superintendent (P-12)*
- Higher Education Administration
- Public Safety
- Not-for-Profit/Social Entrepreneurship
*pending approval by ISBE
All courses are offered online or in hybrid format (part online, part face-to-face).
The required culminating capstone project involves planning, implementation, completion, and oral defense of a comprehensive practicum project. The final project will involve theory-driven quantitative and/or qualitative research, in-depth case studies, sophisticated program evaluations, resolving existing problems, or extensive critical literature review and synthesis.
The program emphasizes the leadership and advocacy duties of educators, counselors, social service providers, not-for-profit managers, and public servants. As a graduate, you will be skilled in organizational and social reform-oriented leadership, ethical practices, strategic planning, budgeting and finance, fundraising, globalization, environmental stability, community relations and social marketing, and in the design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research. The Interdisciplinary Leadership doctorate program is fully accredited by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission.
Contact the Program Coordinator:
James R. “Chip” Coldren, Jr., Ph.D.
Email: email@example.com, Phone: 708.534.4390