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Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Doctorate in Education, (Ed.D.)

Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy

The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy is designed to equip practitioners with a variety of theoretical and research-based administrative and supervisory skills for potential and practicing administrators in higher education institutions as well as state Department of Education settings. The program focuses on training informed leaders through the utilization of scholarly research and theoretical models, which are applied to experiential situations. Study track options: Management and Administration; College Teaching.

The Program

The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy is a 90-credit-hour program of which up to 45 credits from a student's master's degree; other graduate study may be transferred. It consists of an 18-credit core, a foundations/interdisciplinary studies course, a professional core and research competencies designed to provide students with the skills to analyze complex situations and provide the leadership needed to effect change in organizations where learning is the focus.


Robert Kelchen on Adubato

Prof. Robert Kelchen speaks about higher education accountability with Steve Adubato on Caucus NJ.


The faculty in the College of Education and Human Services are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.

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Rong Chen
Rong Chen
Associate Professor
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Robert Kelchen
Associate Professor of Higher Education and Chair
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Katie Smith
Katie Smith
Assistant Professor
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The College of Education and Human Services is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by three professional associations: APA, COAMFTE, and CAEP.

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Robert Kelchen, Ph.D.
Program Director
Diana Minakakis
Director, Office of Graduate Admissions
(973) 761-9668

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